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Address: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Formed by a melting glacier, this beautiful lake is a milky turquoise...

Formed by a melting glacier, this beautiful lake is a milky turquoise color, produced by the algae at the bottom.

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a mirror glass in early morning

Torres del Paine is a really windy place, but if you are lucky there will be the perfect day for walking, and this is just 45 minutes from Paine Grande refuge. If you stiff... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2014
Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Torres del Paine is a really windy place, but if you are lucky there will be the perfect day for walking, and this is just 45 minutes from Paine Grande refuge. If you stiff want more you can keep on walking to the campamento italiano and return to Paine Grande Refuge to take your boat back

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Hiking from Los Cuernos to Los Torres, we hiked alongside Lago Nordenskjold. The wind was raging and whipping water right up off the surface and it looks like enormous shifting rainbows all over. I've never seen anything like it!

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

A fantastic lake. Accessible to many. You will get more out of it if you walk. A fantastic aqua blue almost sulphurous colour. Hard to believe it is real. Beautiful flowers and shrubs around the lake and Condors flying in the mountains overhead.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

The colour of the water is crazy, milky glacier water than gives it an impressive blue/turquoise colour. Against the mountains it is outstanding to drive along while touring in Torres Del Paine

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Lago Nordenskjold is a beautiful lake within Torres del Paine national park. My husband and I went on an all day excursion into the park and one of the first stops was here. The viewpoint is amazing. These glacial lakes within the park are like nothing I've seen before with all the shades of blue. This is a must see... More 

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Gold Coast
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

This lake has a beautiful backdrop of snow clad mountains as well as a few icebergs. Lots of fauna is also present in the vicinity of the lake. The colours of the water change depending on the clouds or time of the day. A must do whilst in Torres del Paine National park

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a very scenic lake that borders the Torres del Paine to the south. Part of the W trail is right along side this trail and made the trek extra scenic. I would imagine the viewpoint across the lake looking back towards the mountain range to be very scenic.

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The beauty of the landscape and the views of the mountains is fantastic. The pictures I took are just unbelievable.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Although Lago Nordenskjold is not as famous as Torres del Paine, the lake is quite nice. The serenity and tranquility was very rewarding.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This lake provides a fabulous foreground for the Torres as the backdrop. There is a pleasant level hike (I hour each way) to the Mirador Cuernos overlook, as well as longer, level day hikes from the Hotel Las Torres area. These are good if you are not up to the hike to the base of the towers.

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