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Viedma Glacier, El Chalten

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Hike on Viedma Glacier, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Flowing into the western end of Lake Viedma, the glacier ends in a cliff rising 40 m (131 ft) over the lake and creating an impressive natural sight. The coloration of the glacier, which appears to be striped black and white, is the result of debris collecting in the ice as it moves across the land. Book a guided walk on the glacier with one of the operators providing specialized gear for glacier hiking, or view it on a boat tour. Our El Chalten vacation generator makes visiting Viedma Glacier and other El Chalten attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Perito Moreno is hard to beat but Viedma is equal to or maybe better. It is a larger glacier in mass but sadly is now receding as well which prevents being able to actually on the ice. However you can...  more »
  • We did the Viedma Pro ice climbing tour with Patagonia Aventura, and it was the highlight of our 10-day Patagonia trip. We were the only people on the glacier that day, a treat compared with the crowd...  more »
  • We visited El Chalten in February. We booked the Viedma Pro through Patagonia Aventura. This excursion included a boat ride through Lago Viedma, ice trekking and ice climbing. There is an additional f...  more »