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Upsala Glacier

Address: El Calafate, Argentina
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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier
93%
Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This is one the greatest glaciers on the Argentinian side. Do not miss this one. You can see it from the katamaran, the tour calles Rios the Hielo.

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Not as touristy as Perito Moreno, but journey by boat may not get you close enough to view the galciers. The iceburg in the water made the trip more interesting instead. Can go with guided tour to hike up to the lookout which is more interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

takes from arrival to return like 6.5 hours. also no signs on the ways or at the port says Upsala. If u do the Perito Moreno hike and balconies - should be enough

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers by catamaran. Spectacular views, especially of the icebergs breaking off the Upsala. When the bus arrives at Punta Bandera, make sure the queue you join first is that to pay the entry fee for the national park. We didn't realise this until the line started moving to board and then it became clear. Consequently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Do it! It was amazing and thrilling to be on the glacier. The boat ride going to it is great too. The guides were excellent and safety conscious. You must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and balance jumping on boulders. Do it while you can!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

An awe inspiring experience. Great trip/tour. Plenty of fabulous photograph opportunities. A must see!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful, beautiful, amazing! Not enough words to describe the feeling, the sight! Be ready for cold weather as the boat moves fast and the ice is everywhere. There are snacks and drinks on board, as well as professional photos and videos for sale. The Upsala glacier is dirtier and further then Perito Moreno (and bigger) but not so impressive, from... More 

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Holbaek, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We went on the 'circuito rios de hielo express' with Patagonia Chic. You're quite a few people on the boat! It is very well organized but also quite commercial. Be sure to bring some warm clothes. The views of the ice bergs and the glaciers are impressive. The tourism in the area seems to be exploding, I hope the companies... More 

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New york
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

this is a real waste of time and money. We took the solo patagonia cruise and they pack over 250 people on the boat who fight with one another to get a good photo outside. It was freezing cold on the boat!! dress as if you are going skiing , the doors are always open as people keep going in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the best places to be! We were on October and I have to tell you it's very cold specially when your travelling on the boat to get there, i'm pretty sure is because of the swift winds, so be precocious if your traveling on those cold months and take a warm coat, gloves so you don't freeze. Besides... More 

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