Nordenskjold Lake
Nordenskjold Lake
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Formed by a melting glacier, this beautiful lake is a milky turquoise color, produced by the algae at the bottom.
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JDB
Scottsdale, AZ5,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We were lucky enough to be trekking the W on gorgeous, sunny days. We were able to take beautiful pictures of the area with the lake's turquoise waters.
Written 18 November 2021
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Nordenskjold Lake offers nice views of the natural surroundings. On a clear day, one may be able to view the towers from the viewpoint of this lake. One will be able to spot some wildlife as well around this lake. Certainly would very highly recommend viewing this lake from up close to any traveler when inside Torres Del National Park.
Written 29 November 2020
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ImmerWandern
Palos Park, IL10,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We viewed the lake from primarily an overlook, Mirador Lago Nordenskjöld, on Y-150 or Cruce Ruta 9 on the way to and from viewing the outlet of the lake, Salto Grande, the "big waterfall". We could also see this turquoise lake during the descent from the base of the Torres.

It is named after the Swedish explorer, Otto Nordenskjöld, who described the lake over 100 years ago. Its color is the classic one of lakes fed by. active glaciers, and glacial melt. The glacier not only carries massive boulders but also finely-ground rock powder known as glacial flour. It is so fine it that when the glacial meltwater enters the lake the fine powder remains suspended. Between the water itself and the glacial flours all the colors of the visible light spectrum are absorbed leaving only blue and green. Hence that intense color.

The overlook was incredibly windy one afternoon, so much so I could literally lean into the wind. The wind kicked up waterspouts from the lake surface.

Keep an eye for guanaco grazing, and a chance for a postcard perfect shot of the animal with the Cuernos as a backdrop (I was not that fortunate).
Written 20 July 2020
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Deborah W
West Orange, NJ202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
you get a southern view of the face of Torres del Paine from this area. The water is a spectacular color of blue. Worth a stop on your trip through the area.
Written 22 June 2020
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Stephen47
Leighton Buzzard, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We visited the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine last November staying at the excellent Hotel Lago Grey. The view from the window of our very comfortable room looked out across the Lago Grey to the mountains with the Glacier Grey to our left. The hotel's restaurant was very good and the staff pleasantly attentive. The journey to the National Park is very long - we came up from Punta Arenas - but it is well worth while. The turquoise of lakes and the blue and white of the mountains are awesome.
Written 9 March 2020
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WimvL99
maarheeze153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This lake is very beautifull, we did a walk along this lake for about 7 hours. It is breathtaking. We left very early and came across a puma in the distance. Very very lucky to see the puma.
Written 31 December 2019
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David S
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A great way to see the Lake is to ride from Las Torres Hotel on one of their many horses with a skilled Chilean huaso - highly recommended!
Written 29 December 2019
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andrea2359
Asia285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Beautiful views of the lake as you trek from Paine Grande to Domo Frances. The winds were so strong at times you can see its effects on the water surface, creating miniature semi-tornadoes.
Written 20 December 2019
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realbigbear
Great Falls, VA661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The view from the Nordenskjold lookout is --like so many things in the Park--outstanding.. Given the beauty of every vista, we would recommend stopping at every viewpoint if only for a few minutes.
Written 11 November 2019
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TEBlaise
Ilion, NY165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Like every other aspect of Torres Del Paine, this lake is gorgeous. Everywhere you go is another breathtaking view.
Written 16 October 2019
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