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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
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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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38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
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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 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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Toronto , Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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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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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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