Experience the cracking of the ice of the Perito Moreno glacier... IMPRESSIVE!

  • Perito Moreno glacier
    Perito Moreno glacier

  • Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Perito Moreno gletsjer
    Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Perito Moreno gletsjer

  • Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Icehiking
    Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Icehiking

  • Just to warm-up!
    Just to warm-up!

  • Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Icehiking
    Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Icehiking

  • Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Icehiking
    Nationaal Park Los Glaciares | Icehiking

  • You can hear the cracking of the sliding blocks of ice !
    You can hear the cracking of the sliding blocks of ice !

  • Nationaal Park Los Glaciares |
    Nationaal Park Los Glaciares |

On the border with Chile, near the town of El Calafate in the southern state of Santa Cruz you will find the Los Glaciares national park.

The UNESCO world heritage protected nature reserve encompasses 14 big glaciers, the most impressive of which is the Perito Moreno, and over 200 small glaciers. The glacial area is part of the great continental ice cap. This is the largest mass of ice on the southern hemisphere, apart from the Antarctic area.

Los Glaciares, which also encompasses Lake Argentino and Lake Viedma, has a lavish flora and fauna with many unique species. You will find unusual trees such as the Alerce, Calefate and Guindo and rare animal species such as the grey fox, the guanaco and the puma.

Perito Moreno Glacier
This glacier is one of 48 glaciers nurtured by the Southern Patagonian ice field, the world’s 3rd largest reserve of fresh water. The glacier ends in a fjord, where the ice is 60 metres thick and 5 km wide. Every day the ice mass glides 1 to 2 metres further down. This can be perceived by the cracking of the sliding blocks of ice or the regular and loud breaking off of big blocks of ice which then fall into Lake Argentino. The glacier has been named after Francisco Moreno, an Argentinean explorer who explored this area in the 19th century and who managed to keep it out of Chilean hands. Source: Wikipedia.

 

Tip!
Did you know you can ‘ice-hike’ here?
Your travel specialist can tell you more about this.

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