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“Have to do it!”
Review of Upsala Glacier

Upsala Glacier
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Owner description: At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Have to do it!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

How can a describe my trip to Upsala Glacier:
- Amazing
- Beautiful
- An experience out of this world

If you have the opportunity, do it! We took the one day tour with Estancia Cristina, but if you have the opportunity, stay there. Only open in summer.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“My Favourite Glacier!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I may be biased as my room in the hotel we stayed at was called 'Upsala'. But in my honest opinion, this was the most spectacular site. It was massive and truly amazing, i was gobsmacked just by the sheer size of the whole site. Beautiful!

Visited April 2013
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Gold Coast
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“Larger but less well known than Perito Merino”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

The history of Upsala Glacier is interesting as the glacier is not named after the person who "discovered" it but the University that funded the person (except the University is Uppsala). The Upsala glacier is larger than its more famous cousin, Perito Merino and until recently it was receding. From the boat on Lake Argentino you get a good feel of the massive wall of the glacier as well as the ice bergs that break off it. It is worth doing the Todo Glaciares Boat tour that takes you to 3 glaciers but it is a long day on the bus and the boat. It is best if you take some lunch with you as there is limited choice of food on the boat.

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro
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“Boat ride on the lake...”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We did the glacier boat ride visiting the Upsala, Perito Moreno and Spegazzini Glaciers.
Amazing views. Must do this tour when visiting patagonia!

Visited January 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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“Incredible Scenery”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

the journey across the lake is scenically breathtaking with every corner more incredible than the next... onto the landing place in a quiet protected valley with the historically significant sheep farm and then onto amazing rock formations, beautiful alpine wilderness, the soaring condors and then the glacier... WOW!!! overlooking the glacial lake with the glacier in the back grounds is mind blowing... yes its "touristy" but you just have to look past it as this is an absolute must visit destination...

Visited March 2013
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