Viedma Glacier
Viedma Glacier
4.5
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
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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
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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Traveling C
Perth, Australia10 contributions
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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PSchicke
Livermore, CA345 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
Viedma Glacier is the largest glacier of the Argentine Patagonia, reaching over 40 meters in height and 2.5 km wide, and is undoubtedly a match for Perito Moreno, without the crowds.

This half day excursion started from Chalten or Calafate (from Calafate: 2 hrs. / Chalten: 20 min. A transfer will pick you up and take you to Bahía Tunel docks. Once at the docks you will board a boat that journeys through icebergs before getting to the point where the crampon fitting and ice-hiking begins. This is an activity suitable for all, and is led by highly experienced and friendly guides!

Standing on a glacier is an experience you should not miss while in Patagonia!

Be sure to take with you: gloves, hat, sun screen, sun glasses, warm clothes and plenty of water. I recommend the Viedma Glacier to everyone.
Written May 15, 2014
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Yue
Melbourne23 contributions
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
Friendswood, TX1,458 contributions
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
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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Hollyc360
Bellingham, WA90 contributions
So glad we chose this one. We had debated between trekking Perito moreno and Viedma and happy with choice. Patagonia Aventura (through Walk Patagonia) did a great job. We left at 8 and back 2:30. Adventure includes comfortable bus Ride to lake Viedma then boat ride to glacier which is very pretty, scramble over rocks then putting on crampons and 2+ hours on the ice. English and Spanish both. The two hours was enough for us (especially considering we had hiked Laguna de Los Tres the day before). There are parts that are tricky but I felt safe. The glacier is dirty at first glance but the features are magnificent as you look closer. The Guides were excellent. We learned a lot about glaciers and specifically this one as well as geological info. I was with my 11 year old son and we both loved it and would highly recommend this trip.
Written December 19, 2014
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JBMünchen
Munich, Germany4 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
We were two ladies (27years old) and decided to go for an adventure and booked the ViedmaPro Ice-climbing tour. It was a well guided tour, exhausting, but doable even without previous climbing experience. We really enjoyed the tour and the marvelous view - it´s absolutely worth it. Just be informed that the boat can not always make it to the glaciar because of the strong winds - we just tried it again in the afternoon and it worked.
Written November 1, 2014
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RubyToos
Looe, UK37 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
This was a great little tour, a bit expensive, but very enjoyable, and with 4 guides to a group of about 16 we always felt safe and looked after. The weather is very changeable in this area so book as soon as you get there and make sure you have a spare day to rearrange if necessary. They have a very good weather forecasting system so won't book you on if they don't believe they will go out.
Written August 23, 2014
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Lucio Plorutti Dormal
Chascomus, Argentina43 contributions
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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AnniesWayArgentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina32 contributions
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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