Los Glaciares National Park


Los Glaciares National Park is located on the third largest ice cap in the world. Two of its formations steal the show: the sharp-toothed Mt. Fitz Roy and the immense Perito Moreno Glacier. Seeing the glacier’s jagged surface is like viewing whipped blue frosting under a microscope, although its size makes you feel smaller than ever. It stretches 14,760 feet wide and 197 feet above water. From the parking lot on Península Magallanes, follow a short trail down to the glacier. This puts you very close to the face, the best place to capture spellbinding ice falls. Every few years, there’s a major glacier calving, when huge chunks of ice break off in thunderous crashes. If you want an even closer look, Hielo y Aventura takes groups out for an unforgettable hour-long walk across the glacier itself. Other boat tours cruise through Lake Argentino, showing off further glaciers in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field like Spegazzini, Heim, and Upsala.

Los Glaciares National Park


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The cheapest way to get to the park is by bus from El Calafate. Buses cost around 305 ARS ($18) and take about an hour and a half to arrive at Perito Moreno.

Hours of Operation:

Daily 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

 

Los Glaciares National Park


179 ARS ($10)

 

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Guided Tour Information

 

Changing of the Guard

What is it?

When is it? The Changing of the Guard ceremony lasts about 45 minutes between 11.00-11.45am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from January to March, weather permitting.

Admission: Free

 

Los Glaciares National Park


What’s nearby? 

Your understanding and appreciation of the glaciers will go a lot further by visiting the Glaciarium museum outside of El Calafate. It’s dedicated to the history and importance of glaciers in Patagonia. A shuttle runs every hour from 9am to 6pm from the town center. Another museum, El Centro de Interpretación Histórica, offers a look at the history of Southern Patagonia through fossils and artifacts. It’s free and open Monday through Friday 10am-9pm.

 

Los Glaciares National Park


Interested in touring Argentina and visiting Los Glaciares National Park? We offer four different tours that explore this region.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park

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