Nordenskjold Lake, Torres del Paine National Park
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Explore the area surrounding Nordenskjold Lake, situated in a biologically rich national park and surrounded by picturesque snowcapped mountains. Named after Swedish geographer and explorer Otto Nordenskjold, responsible for discovering this body of water in the early 20th century, the lake has a surface area of 28 sq km (10.8 sq mi) and remains best known for the waterfall at its eastern side, known as Salto Grande. The area surrounding the waterfall boasts a rich wildlife, including wild-grazing guanaco. Use our Torres del Paine National Park itinerary builder to visit Nordenskjold Lake on your trip to Torres del Paine National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We took a hike of 3.6 Km roundtrip bus to the edge of this lagoon. Origin of the glaciers. Absolutely fantastic.
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  • It is part of the journey of the Park, has great appeal, in relation to the wonders that are to its around...
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  • Wonderful color and Lake is along to go to Paine or italiano. Path him along easy but resembling the a7 in france compared to the many people present in the narrow path
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