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Upsala Glacier

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Address: El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: +54-2902-49-2118
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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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$450.00*
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Gourmet Glaciers Experience Aboard the 'Leal Cruiser' from El Calafate
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Upsala Kayak Tour from El Calafate
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El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

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The best glacier in the area

I visited twice. I like the scenery and sailing among icebergs falling from it. It is regrettable that the glacier is receding so fast. It must be preserved more seriously. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rosario, Argentina
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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited twice. I like the scenery and sailing among icebergs falling from it. It is regrettable that the glacier is receding so fast. It must be preserved more seriously. It is real contact with Nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had made all my bookings at the hotel desk, but there were agents in the town that did it for a cheaper price.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Amazing trip by boat to the upsala glacier. We took some very nice photos to the lago argentino and to the icebergs that were very close to the boat and to the beautiful mountains surrounding the lake

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Even though Perito Moreno Glacier is the most famous of them all because of its well known beauty, Upsala glacier is nothing short of amazing as well impressive. Not to be missed on your visit to El Calafate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

we took a tour of this combined with Estancia Cristina and it's about an hour drive to the port where you embark on a large Catamaran for about 45 minutes to tour the glacier. It's worth the trip since the boat gives you views from several angles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

It's almost like being on another planet, the nature around is very special, and the access to the glacier is done by boat early morning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a loooong day. The boat ride was about 3 hours, then we elected to do the van ride to the glacier. This was over an extremely bumpy road. Once at the destination where you overlook the glacier, the rangers help you walk up over rocks. It's quite the trek -- you must be fit! One ranger had a... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Take the boat from Puert Bandera for a first glacier view and join Estancia Cristina where 4wheel cars bring you up to the marvellous mountains with moranes and colourful geological formations. A short walk of 30 minutes opens an incredible view on the glacier and his arms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Some times is hard to get to close because of the amount of icebergs. We used Marpatag to take us there, and the over all experience was amazing. It gets really cold there so make sure you take all the cloth you have available. The colors of the icebergs with the sun are remarkable (intense blue).

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

You get a better view of the Upsala Glacier when on the Estancia Cristina tour because the Upsala Glacier puts off a lot of big icebergs so unlike the Viedma Glacier and the Perito Moreno Glacier where the boats can get pretty close you actually don't see the face of the glacier from the boat. But the big chunks of... More 

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