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Upsala Glacier
Upsala Glacier

Upsala Glacier

Free admission

The Basics

Upsala Glacier is only accessible by taking a boat trip on the milky blue waters of Lake Argentino. Most glacier cruises allow visitors firsthand views of both Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers, and countless icebergs. Those with more time to spare can see the glacier as part of a multi-day tour of Los Glaciares National Park (along with Huyliche Hill and Perito Moreno Glacier) or greater Patagonia.

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Sailing to Upsala Glacier and Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina
Sailing to Upsala Glacier and Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina
$250.00 per adult
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Highly recommended
Extremely well organized and tour guides were super informative and professional. The park, house, museum, and restaurant options were great. You must see/experience this if traveling to El Calafate. We didn’t care for the bus ride much though. They crammed as many people as they could so if you’re concerned about Covid you absolutely need to hire a private transfer. Don’t make this keep you though from experiencing the actual tour.
Kimberly_B, Jan 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Upsala Glacier is a must-see for adventure travelers and photographers.

  • Dress in layers: The wind blowing off the ice can be chilly, even during summer.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

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How to Get There

Cruises to view Upsala Glacier depart from Puerto Bandera on Lake Argentino, 28 miles (45 kilometers) west of El Calafate. The easiest way to get there is by joining a guided day trip with round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Los Glaciares National Park and the Upsala Glacier is between October and March, as many tourist facilities in the region are closed during the winter season in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Los Glaciares National Park

As a national park that’s home to 47 glaciers, ice covers 40 percent of this UNESCO-listed site in southwestern Argentina. While Upsala is the largest, Perito Moreno is the most famous, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field feeds all the glaciers in the park, including Upsala and Perito Moreno.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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