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Upsala Glacier

Address: El Calafate, Argentina
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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier
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Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in...
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
Owner description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this catamaran excursion in which you navigate across Lago Argentina into Upsala Galcier & through Spegazzini Canal to view Spegazzini Glacier. This is a very big catamaran & it gets crowded with people. We bought the most expensive tickets which allowed us to sit inside the captain's area in which there are a limited amount of very comfortable... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Nature at its best. We saw it from the water and than climbed up to see it from the top. BEAUTIFUL! The boat ride was very nice, the hike up was even nicer.

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Hamra, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The upsala glacier is one of the best if not the best attraction in El Calafate. The pictures do not and will not capture the real beauty of this place. We climbed the glacier all the way to the top with a group of other tourists and we were always surrounded by professional guides throughout the day. They were very... More 

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El Calafate, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This Glacier is very different from the Perito Moreno one, which is the most famous one. Although harder to access (You have to take a boat), the view you get of it is well worth the boat ticket.

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Bodenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Upsala Glacier is worth a visit! Although the decks of the catamarans are hopelessly overcrowded (nbody in he cabin of course) you still get to have plenty of time to see a fantastic landscape of mountains an glaciers.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Excursion from our hysteria del Torres. Had a great day. Guide was terrific.Trip was long from our hotel but worth it. Van trip,wonderful picnic lunch, then boat trip with wonderful upfront views of the glacier. They even served whiskey sours on board! Go and make sure to bring your camera. You will have a great day

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our tour also included a visit to Estancia Cristina, and was a fine day. Up close viewing of dozens of mini-icebergs that had broken off the glacier, but this trip was dwarfed by the visit to the Moreno Glacier the next day.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I viewed the glacier from hiking trails and by boat and it is very amazing, but is melting (calfing) at a higher then normal rate. When viewing by boat you can be surrounded by huge, beautiful icebergs. It is a must see sight if you are in southern Patagonia.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

From our hotel in Calafate it was about 50 kms to Punta Bandera port where we boarded a catamaran to navigate among huge icebergs. We started along the Northern side of the Lago Argentino up to Herminita Peninsula, from where we saw the beauty of Upsala Glacier.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Viewed from a boat, the Upsala Glacier sheds ginormous icebergs into Lago Argentino creating spectacular, freaky-shaped icebergs of astonishing blue. It is a wonder of nature and breath-taking. After a few shots, put down your camera, enjoy the splendor of the moment and try to fix it in your memory as pictures do not begin to catch its magnificence.

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