Upsala Glacier

Upsala Glacier, El Calafate: Address, Phone Number, Upsala Glacier Reviews: 4.5/5

Upsala Glacier
4.5
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At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Daniel G
Cleveland, GA195 contributions
Huge mass of ice slowly melting
Feb 2020
Don't miss a visit to this glacier which may not be here in 20 years. The visit by boat includes seeing many beautifully shaped icebergs that have calved off.
Written March 2, 2020
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1000mL
Arnold, MD237 contributions
Worth it!
Feb 2020
Worth the rough boat ride, the glacial winds that literally knock you down, and the 4x4 trek to see this beauty up close!
Written February 13, 2020
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Linda C
17 contributions
too far to see anything
Jan 2020
Argentina passed a regulation that boats can not get closer than a couple of MILES from Upsala glacier, due to safety concerns (falling ice can cause large waves). While this makes sense, you no longer really visit the glacier, you just see it from afar.
Written February 11, 2020
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ShifraToronto
toronto4,492 contributions
Accessible Only by Boat
Jan 2020
I was not particularly excited by the catamaran cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier because the views were gorgeous from the walkways (and it was freezing and rainy on the boat cruise).
But, the trip to Upsala Glacier was quite enjoyable.
We were in the Captain's Club cabin on the second level and the extra expense was well worth it for the added legroom and comfort.
The winds were extremely strong and we were all dressed for a Canadian winter--tuques, scarves, gloves and parkas or several layers of winter warmwear.
Though the boat could not approach the Upsala Glacier closely, it was able to pivot in front of the floating icebergs quite nicely.
The scenery was magnificent.
There were several small waterfalls cascading into the water.
We were able to get off the boat when it docked. We took a short walk and ate lunch in the restaurant on shore.
The views of the glacier from the restaurant's deck were beautiful.
We then rejoined the boat and approached the glacier a bit more closely.
Upsala was a different experience than Perito Moreno. Doing both was an excellent overview of the Patagonian glaciers.
Written January 31, 2020
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Wardnick1
new york456 contributions
It is disappearing
Jan 2020
A big disappointment, it is receding and the boat couldn’t get anywhere near it. You see it from afar. The fog didn’t help.
Written January 17, 2020
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WimvL99
maarheeze154 contributions
Sailing among icebergs
Oct 2019
We did sail to the Upsala glacier before we went to Estancia Cristina. The tour is very good and you come close to the icebergs with the boat.
Written January 7, 2020
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Lisa
Rome, Italy86 contributions
Unforgettable
Dec 2019 • Friends
We booked a cruise with Marpatag. We found good and bad weather all day long... Unexpectedly, this has been very fascinating!
We've seen the Upsala glacier in the rain.
Written December 27, 2019
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Doug M
Wasaga Beach, Canada618 contributions
Trip of a life time
Nov 2019
You need to take this trip of a life time to see this larger than life Glacier seeing is believing it was greater than I ever dreamed of you can not get up close because
of safety issues which is for your own portection.
Written December 1, 2019
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dag452015
Brooklyn, NY74 contributions
Highlight of Estancia Cristina
Oct 2019
We stayed at the estancia , were driven up to the glacier on an amazing track, and then hiked down the 6+ miles back to the estancia. Was a highlight of our Patagonian trip. The hike requires a guide and some effort, but is worth every step.
Written November 23, 2019
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Jacqueline R
Paramus, NJ376 contributions
Meh
Nov 2019 • Couples
The glacier is amazing and very cool to see. The reason for the three stars is that they take you to Eatancia Cristina and waste time walking through a sheep shearing shed. They promise a 4x4 trip to the glacier and it was a mini bus for 21 people. Very disappointing except for seeing the glacier
Written November 17, 2019
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