The Upsala Glacier upstages even Perito Moreno in scale.

South America’s largest glacier, Upsala measures 50km long and 10km wide (31 miles long, 6 miles wide). It’s only from the water of Lake Argentino that you can really appreciate the glacier’s magnitude and crystalline beauty.

Forests surround the glacier and lake, and icebergs that have tumbled from the glacier’s peaks fill the water.

From the glacier, you can hike to the iceberg-dotted waters of Lago Onelli and take in vistas of blue-white ice floes, jagged mountains and pristine waterways stretching to the horizon.

Travel here by horseback, boat, hiking or 4WD, before taking the boat to the glacier’s towering walls fronting the lake.

Practical Info

The Upsala Glacier is on the northern edge of Lake Argentino, in Los Glaciers National Park.

Cruises to view Upsala Glacier depart from Puerto Bandera on Lake Argentino, 45km (28 miles) west of El Calafate.

Tours & Tickets

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Full Day Tour to the Perito Moreno Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

Be seduced by the fascinating landscape of Argentinia's Perito Moreno glacier on a full day tour from El Calafate. Explore glacier streams, small lagoons, ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00

Sailing, Hiking and Off-Road Patagonia Adventure to Estancia Cristina

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Experience the remote beauty of Patagonia’s Estancia Cristina and Upsala Glacier on a journey of discovery from El Calafate. Sail past icebergs across Lago ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $157.00

3-Day Tour of El Calafate and the Glaciers

Visit the southern arm of Lake Argentino and Los Glaciares National Park on a three day tour from El Calafate. Your second day starts at El Calafate where ...  Read more

Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $262.50

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