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Upsala Glacier

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Address: El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: +54-2902-49-2118
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Description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South...
At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier

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Although its access is possible only by boat, and you have to pay quite a bit for it, the 5h boat trip to see this glaciar goes fast as you can admire the Argentinian lake and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Although its access is possible only by boat, and you have to pay quite a bit for it, the 5h boat trip to see this glaciar goes fast as you can admire the Argentinian lake and this glaciar. And the boat is quite nice.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The boat is a speedboat - normal comfort, you can book the captains deck, for approx. +50% more charge- separated area, small balcony - we decided to stay at the normal decks (2), was okay, even if crowded, no problem with views, the Captains deck with small balcony has more restrictions, but at the end it a personal decision. Below... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It was a beautiful day for a boat trip and the majestic view of this glacier made it even better. The only bad part is that it was so full of icebergs (which, by the way, are awesome and one of the biggest attractions of this tour) that the boat couldn't get closer to it... Wishing better luck to the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

All the glaciers are astonishing. We saw the Upsala glacier from the MarPatag cruiser. I expected to see a massive range of ice-covered mountains and was disappointed to see how much smaller the glacier actually looked. This is still a sight worth seeing.

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I won't cover the trip as it it WOW, and covered by others far more eloquently, but I will try to answers some FAQs. We had very good weather, but dress warmly, ski ware fashion, plenty of thermal layers that can be peeled off and put in rucksack. Do bring a packed lunch, the cafe at the site only has... More 

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We saw the Upsala Glacier during our visit at the Estancia Cristina, after a jeep tour with a final trekking path. The Glacier is amazing, and it shows not just for the view (20 km of ice) but also for what it means, and in particular because it shows with its constant reduction the effect of global warming.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our first gracier in El Calafate. We went to visit it in the Ice Rivers Tour. Excellent tour and we were greatly satisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A boat ride followed by a trekking trip get you to a picturesque view of Upsala Glacier. It's a full day trip that really worth your time. Unfortunately, the glacier is receding at an alarming rate due to global warming. Highly recommend.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There are no words to describe this glacier. The iceberg on the lake could be compared with the ones that sunk the Titanic

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We caught the catamaran at 9 am and spent four magical hours sailing along Lago Argentina and through the most amazing blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes until we reached the amazing glacier. It took our breath away as it was overwhelming and beautiful. We were so close to both the glaciers and icebergs and their colours varied between... More 

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