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Upsala Glacier

El Calafate, Argentina
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Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Toronto , Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wow to see the glaciers so close up is amazing! Our tour boat took us so close that we could touch the glacial ice. Plenty of time for pictures and to absorb the magnitude of the ice field in front of us.

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Chicago
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We took a boat trip to visit the glacier and hike the fossil trek at Estancia Cristina through www.fitzroyexpediciones.com.ar The glacier has a much smaller front face than Perito Moreno so it looks small by comparison. The viewpoint at Estancia Cristina is well worth a visit and shows the dramatic scale of the glacier.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went on a 7 hour boat trip to see 3 glaciers We did not get near the Upsala glacier but could see it in the distance however, the icebergs in the channel were definitely worth the trip

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The biggest glacier of the region. Beautiful view from the Mirador at Estancia Cristina. Amazing boat trip amongst the icebergs.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

the glacier boat trip to the three glaciers on lake argentina near el calafate was a grand day. brisk wind, really fresh air. beautiful views. icebergs, sheer glacial faces. dramatic nature and geology. wine available on board. we stayed at hosteriala la estepa, on the edge of town. nice accommodations. went into town for dinner at isabel, off the main... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our one day visit to the Upsala glacier icebergs and the historic Estancia Cristina. The entire service was professional, safe and fun. Both both the trip through the icebergs and the 4wheel drive ride to the glacier viewpoint were both immense fun, with friendly expert guides The food was very good too. Our only regret was that... More

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Modiin, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

we took the Upsala Glacier & Estancia Cristina Full-Day Boat Tour. The icebergs near the Upsala are very impressive. the tour in the ranch was dull. The Upsala view point was very good. the whole day was a nice experience.

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The All Day Glacier tour was FANTASTIC!!! It was so very special I cannot find enough words to describe it! It is a must do!

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London
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This glacer looks different from perito moreno. While the second creates a wall on the water, upsala glacer seems just to enter it. There are a few icebergs on the lake that detached from the glacer and some of them are impressively big. Also the colors look different, while moreno looks more white/blue, on upsala glacer you can see more... More

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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

So interesting and so many ways to view it, too. Try the boat and then do the walks with "balcony" viewing points.

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