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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Where to stay in Torres del Paine National Park

Eco-friendly hotels can be found within the park, offering comfortable-to-luxury rooms at the start and end points of the main hikes. In addition, refuges and atmospheric lodges are dotted along the main routes, providing a comfortable shelter after a day out in the wilderness. Check availability well in advance, and make reservations in accordance with your hiking plans.
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  • Beautiful scenery from this lake at the eastern base of Torre de Paine! It was a really cloudy and cold day when we started, but the clouds lifted and you could see the peaks rising above them - absol...  more »
  • When you do the tour of Torres del Paine, this is a sure stop. You just cant stop admiring the untouched and amazingly beautiful nature here!!!  more »
  • Driving 30minutes from the Laguna Amarga entrnace of the Torres del Paine Park, the Nordenskjold lake is a very good surprise. Green waters in a stunning landscape. There are some 2-3 parking lots for...  more »