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Upsala Glacier

El Calafate, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2118
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At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went by boat to see this special Upsala glazier... but the weather did not play its part...it was cloudy and the fog only lifted to give us a glimpse of this

1  Thank Violetvz
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We took a boat trip here - just amazing. Bluest icebergs I've ever seen anywhere. The glacier is stunning. Witnessed some ice chunks splash into the lake - quite dramatic. It's windy, so dress appropriately!

1  Thank Hegira
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went there as part of the Rios de Hielo catamaran trip, which stops at various glaciers including this mammoth. It's visible from miles away, and dwarves anything near it. Doesn't look like the Perito Moreno or Spegazzini though, it's more of a giant ice wall...More

2  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The only way to see Upsala is by boat. We took the five-hour catamaran trip, which also stopped at Spegazzini Glacier and found it perfect. Upsala is quite unstable so constantly producing massive icebergs. Their shapes and shades of blue colouring were dazzling.

2  Thank JLDToronto
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Booked the Estancia Cristina one day trip which included a boat ride to the glacier, a visit to the Estancia cristina farm, a ride with an all-terrain vehicle and a short walk to a fantastic view of Upsala Glacier and the volcanic activity around it

2  Thank joshuareichert
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. Something def on the bucket list for any traveller. We did a tour with Say Heuque and they were the best. They picked us up from the hotel with 2 hr trip to the boat ride to get up close...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It is difficult to get really close to the glacier but views are still good. The reason for the access problems are the icebergs, which are amazing in their own right, in terms of size and colour. On the minus side, the commentary in English...More

2  Thank Smokie24
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was an excellent trip to view the glaciers. We were picked up from hotel at 7:30 and drove to Punta Bandera to catch the boat. Need to purchase entrance to the National Park which is Pesos500 not included in the price. Save your National...More

2  Thank Sawsan S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had a wonderful day with Eduardo and Martin as our key guides, with Nicole taking photos. The kayaking was fun and we got to witness an amazing ice berg flip VERY (too?) close up...all safe and a great time. The photographer was by no...More

Thank pi-lette
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The second largest glacier in Argentina, after Viedama. But because of instability of the ice, boats are kept at quite a distance. See Perito Moreno or Spegazzini glaciers for up close perspective.

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Lisa F
12 October 2015|
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Response from ThaboCapeStFrancis | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip with our local Travel Agent here in South Africa and were well looked after. I believe the company was caller Buquebus or something like that - same as report above. They were absolutely great.
25 September 2015|
Response from Ele G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yee, sorry for my delay. Please note that i have made the reservation with Ice river Express. its was ok. But i saw that Mar Patag is more luxury. Our tour lasted a few hours. its was more than fine. thank you