The Serrano Glacier lies on the border of Patagonia's most popular destination and national park - Torres del Paine. The glacier descends steeply into a lagoon surrounded by pine trees and is easily accessed with a 5-10 minute walk from the small pier and campsite near Puerto Toro.
How to see it:
Accessible from the waters of Ultima Esperanza Fjord (Last Hope Sound), Glaciar Serrano is great for keen paddlers. You'll be in amongst the lagoon's icebergs that have calved from the front of the glacier.
It's possible to enter Torres del Paine by navigating the Serrano River. It makes for a dramatic entrance to the Park and offers a very different experience to many of the other activities in the national park. You can pass the hours watching icebergs float past and spotting the many impressive glaciers along its course.
Photos of Glaciar Serrano
Map of Glaciar Serrano
Trips that visit Glaciar Serrano
The Fjord Trail
A fantastic three day ride in itself, or a more interesting way to leave the park after a trek. The ride, suitable for any level of experience, skirts lakes in the wetlands against the backdrop of the Paine Massif passing…
- 3 Days
The Ice Route
For experienced paddlers, a 4-day kayaking trip in the more unusual parts of the Torres del Paine National Park. You'll paddle right up to two of the parks glaciers and to a big rapid/waterfall. Camping each night and an authentic…
- 4 Days
Navigating the strong currents down the meltwater river from the icecap towards Last Hope Sound and camping wild by the riverside is a great way for kayakers of any level to experience the wilderness of Torres del Paine. A short…
- 2 Days