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“Upsala Glacier ice trek” 5 of 5 stars
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Upsala Glacier
El Calafate, Argentina
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in El Calafate
Type: Geologic Formations
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Owner description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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“Upsala Glacier ice trek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Wonderful experience with crampons but great care taken by our guides for four 60 year olds. Beautiful and fun.

Visited March 2013
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“Todo glaciares boat tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Beautiful scenery, clean and confortable catamaran. The day flew by fast on this gorgeous trip, and oh! So many great pictures! I was glad there weren't too many people, otherwise there world be some pushing on the decks. Worth the high price. Must take some food-- we made sandwiches and crackers and drinks-- the hotels offer a lunchbox for around 65 pesos with a Sandwich, juice, fruit and muffin.

Visited May 2013
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“Have to do it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

How can a describe my trip to Upsala Glacier:
- Amazing
- Beautiful
- An experience out of this world

If you have the opportunity, do it! We took the one day tour with Estancia Cristina, but if you have the opportunity, stay there. Only open in summer.

Visited June 2012
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“My Favourite Glacier!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I may be biased as my room in the hotel we stayed at was called 'Upsala'. But in my honest opinion, this was the most spectacular site. It was massive and truly amazing, i was gobsmacked just by the sheer size of the whole site. Beautiful!

Visited April 2013
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“Larger but less well known than Perito Merino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The history of Upsala Glacier is interesting as the glacier is not named after the person who "discovered" it but the University that funded the person (except the University is Uppsala). The Upsala glacier is larger than its more famous cousin, Perito Merino and until recently it was receding. From the boat on Lake Argentino you get a good feel of the massive wall of the glacier as well as the ice bergs that break off it. It is worth doing the Todo Glaciares Boat tour that takes you to 3 glaciers but it is a long day on the bus and the boat. It is best if you take some lunch with you as there is limited choice of food on the boat.

Visited March 2013
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