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Upsala Glacier

El Calafate, Argentina
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations
Description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We travelled October 2014 and the weather was Great: Cold of course windy of course but wonderful. Aventura andina organized our visit to Upsala and the glaziers with a company Call aventura and hielo . It was really good. Well organized , everything on time , no hurries, no has sales and the most important: the View was something that... More

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Seal Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What more can I say? My jaw was hanging open almost all the time. Incredible view from mountain top of the common starting point for 3 separate glaciers heading in different directions.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of the best experiences ever! More than confident that after visiting you'll be more than satisfied after the cruise to Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers...

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You cannot miss this glacier when you're down in Patagonia. Take a trek through Estancia Cristina to the look out point where you'll be in awe.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Upsala and the spegazzini glaciars are usually visited together in a trip called "rios de hielo" clearly worthwille visiting (asap since the glaciars are melting). The trip costs around $800 pesos per person but, beware, they only accept payments in cash, so go prepared beforehand, and accumulated to this it is required a payment per person of $215 pesos... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Most people get to see the Upsala Glacier from the deck of one of the boats from El Calafate that sail up the Upsala arm at the northern end of Lago Argentina. Others also view it from above - albeit at a distance - if they visit Estancia Cristina and take the trek option. They get some kind of view... More

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Nairobi
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

we loved the ride in the boat and enjoyed looking at the Upsala Glaciers... I kept on starring at the glaciers and its Mighty size .. even though it was cold outside i had to witness it and enjoy it from outside of the boat... must visit..

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Worth a visit - and worth doing the trek, not just the 4x4 ride. Exquisite views - just make your jaw drop - I won't ruin it for you! The photos do not do it justice!

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Couldnt get close to the Upsala Glacier as it is constantling moving but nevertheless good to see. You will also see blue-colored icebergs from the glacier floating.

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sydney
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The 2 hr boat trip stopped short of the glacier and we parked in front of a large iceberg for a frustrating long time while the staff took photos of guest and then we left. The 4wd trip to a lookout was interesting but the glacier was a distant spec. Compared to experiences at Grey Glacier and Perito Moreno this... More

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