Viedma Glacier

Viedma Glacier, El Chalten: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Viedma Glacier Reviews: 4.5/5

Viedma Glacier
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Viedma Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park in the Province of Santa Cruz and is the largest in Argentina. It flows directly from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field to the lake. Its front is 40mt from the level of the lake. Their risings are located in the heart of the ice field between 1.500 y 2.200 msnm. It has some dark, deep lines on the surface that are volcanic ashes strips mixed with ice. Also, it has suffered many repressions but not as important as the rest of the glaciers. Viedma Lake was discovered by Antonio de Viedma, in 1877 when Francisco Pascacio Moreno and Carlos Maria Moyano where on an expedition and discovered is location and characteristics. It belongs to the hydric basin of the Santa Cruz River.
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Address
Avenida San Martin Libertador Avenue 1037 - El Calafate Offices, El Chalten Z9301ABA Argentina
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Traveling C
Perth, Australia9 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2020
Hiking on Glacier Viedma

The Viedma Glacier is a glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park, in the province of Santa Cruz – Argentina. It is the largest glacier in Argentina. In this post we tell you what you need to know to be able to do the Trekking in the Viedma Glacier, Santa Cruz

The boats are in charge of bringing the traveler closer to the Viedma Glacier with a navigation between icebergs as if it were Antarctica. Exciting experience approach the glacier walls and appreciate its colors, crevices, formations. And also its sounds, something that is far from the experience of seeing it at a distance. Anyway, the navigation is done at a safe distance from the glacier walls. This is in case there is any detachment from the ice wall. If luck favors you can see and hear one of those detachments. A unique experience
Written August 25, 2021
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Guilherme_Mendes
Brasilia, DF117 contributions
WONDERFUL VIEW
Feb 2020
Visiting glaciers is always something good to do. Viedma is no exception. If you can go, go! The route to there is complete with mountains, lake, etc..
Written March 7, 2020
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Yue
Melbourne23 contributions
No more ice trekking
Nov 2019 • Solo
Just wanted to add a review to let people know that ice trekking on the Viedma glacier is cancelled indefinitely (until global warming is reversed probably) as the glacier has retreated to the point that it is not possible to access it easily. The last treks were done around 3 to 4 years ago, and none since, which is such a shame. However you could choose to hike on the Cagliero glacier which is smaller but still impressive and beautiful in its own way.
Written November 19, 2019
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Mary&Bobontheroad
Fairfax, VA1,208 contributions
Weathered in
Nov 2019 • Couples
We were first cruise of the season (early nova) and Mother Nature was not cooperative. Seas are 7+ meters, winds up to 50 knots and three ports of call have been canceled so far. I’m sure the mountains and glacier are spectacular, but visibility is About 300 to 500 meters. No complaints- the trip is spectacular.
Written November 5, 2019
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Adrian B
28 contributions
Awesome place
Nov 2018
This is a must see experience. Can be visited from both sides, one side on a boat and a guided trip around the glacier. Amazing views and noises of the ice.
Written July 2, 2019
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Lucio Plorutti Dormal
Chascomus, Argentina43 contributions
A Nice Break of Fresh Air
Feb 2019 • Business
On a State of the Art Cruiser, with all inclusive comodities, a brief hour and a half of cruising to and from the largest glaciar in South America.
Written June 9, 2019
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Andy A
8 contributions
Bucket List Worthy
Jan 2018 • Family
Just breathtaking. After taking the boat and climbing over the rocks, the glacier coming into view along with some serious winds. Just awe inspiring to sit there and listen to the glacier and watch. It’s like it living. Could have stayed there all day.
Written December 25, 2018
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Barbara E
12 contributions
Fantastic bus and boat trip to the Viedma Glacier
Feb 2018 • Friends
A thoroughly nice and knowledgeable young mountain guide was assigned to our bus and boat tour on Feb. 20th, when splendid weather made this excursion through the solitary Patagonian landscape an eye-candy with vistas of Fitz Roy on the way to the boat landing on Lake Viedma and a spectacular lake-bound trip to the glacier.
Written March 4, 2018
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Many thanks Barbara E for your nice comments/review! Kind regards Staff Glaciar Viedma - Patagonia Aventura
Written March 6, 2018
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Mosteirola
Madrid, Spain169 contributions
A must!
Feb 2018 • Solo
Don’t miss the visit to the front of the lake through boat!

You’ll navigate Between floating glaciers and will see how the glacier polished the mountains

Hope you’re lucky and can watch the glacier front before breaking down

The glacier takes his name from Antonio Viedma, the Spanish explorer that find him

Enjoy!
Written February 11, 2018
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Thanks a lot for your nice review! We are glad you've really enjoyed the experience! Kind regards Staff Glaciar Viedma - Patagonia Aventura
Written February 19, 2018
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AnniesWayArgentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina32 contributions
Worth visiting
Jan 2018 • Couples
You can only get to this glacier with a tourist company. It's an expensive tour but it's worth every penny.
The feeling of walking on a glacier the intensity of this place is impossible to describe.
Written February 4, 2018
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Thanks a lot for your review! Regards Staff Viedma Glacier - Patagonia Aventura
Written February 7, 2018
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