Glaciers National Park
The 600,000 hectares of Los Glaciares National Park stretch from the arid Patagonian steppe to the Andes Mountains, natural border with neighbouring Chile. From north to south, the National Park is 350km long and contains a National Reserve of 180,000 hectares. Southern Patagonia’s ice field, the second largest after the Antarctica’s, is worth a visit. It features over 200 glaciers, the most famous being the Marconi, the Uppsala, the Agassiz, the Moreno, the Onelli and the Spegazzini. These glaciers may appear to stand still, but they are constantly moving, offering visitors never-ending surprises. Once in a while, blocks of ice detach from the glaciers’ front and plunge into the lake’s milky waters with a deafening noise. Experience this unforgettable moment at the Perito Moreno Glacier located 80km away from El Calafate by the Argentino Lake.