Upsala Glacier

About the Glacier

  • Named after Uppsala University (spelt at the time with only one 'p'), in Sweden - the University sponsored some of the first glaciological exploration of the region
  • Upsala is well known for its rapid retreat over recent decades and is commonly used as evidence of global warming
  • Is even bigger than the more famous and accesible Perito Moreno

Where is it?

  • Upsala is a large valley glacier found in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park ("The Glaciers" National Park)
  • It flows from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, which also feeds the famous Perito Moreno glacier
  • The glacier's terminus is at the shore of Lago Argentino

How to see it:

  • Great for day visits, it can be combined with a tour of a nearby Patagonian estancia from which you can go for a guided hike or 4x4 adventure into the mountains to panoramic viewpoints.
  • A popular destination for travellers, it is served by the hotels of El Chalten and the airport in El Calafate
  • Incorporate it into a broader exploration of Los Glaciares and Patagonia

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    Map of Upsala Glacier

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    Trips that visit Upsala Glacier

    Los Glaciares Wilderness Estancia

    Cruise past icebergs on Lake Argentino as you sail to the remote Estancia Cristina. Base yourself at this comfortable ranch while exploring the wilderness on foot, horseback or by 4x4. Hike to Cerro Carnero, ride to Laguna de la Pesca,…

    • 5 Days
    • $2,850
    Los Glaciares Wilderness Trek

    Trek between two historic estancias across the untouched wilderness of Los Glaciares National Park. A challenging trek through tough terrain, suitable for experienced hikers only. If you want to experience glaciers, rivers, mountains and rock formations in a remote and…

    • 7 Days
    • $2,575