Glacier Grey

Where to find it

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

What is it?

The Grey Glacier is one of Torres del Paine's most spectacular glaciers, and tumbles into the serene Lago Grey. The Grey Glacier is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, and at its peak is 30 metres high, and around six kilometres wide.

How can I see it?

Trekking

Torres del Paine has two classic multi-day hikes, the Full Circuit and the W Trek, both of which have awe-inspiring views of the lake and the glacier. Arguably the best view comes from during the Full Circuit hike, where trekkers can view the glacier from above as they cross the famous John Garner Pass. The W Trek's western leg takes you along its eastern shore of Lago Grey all the way up to the glacier itself. You can also hike up around the lake on a day hike, returning to a comfortable base in the evening.

Boat excursion

Those looking for a less demanding view can take a boat trip from the southern shore right up to the glacier. 

Ice-hiking

No experience is necessary to don crampons, grab an ice axe and get out onto the glacier. If you relish an adventure and have never before walked over the top of a glacier, this is a fantastic place to start.

After her expedition onto the ice, Swoop's Harriet maintains that 'everyone should add ice hiking onto a trek in Torres del Paine!'. You can read Harriet's Review here.

Kayaking

Paddle amongst the lake's sculpted icebergs, so close you can reach out and touch them.

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Trips that visit Glacier Grey

W Trek in Winter

Our expert guides make it possible to follow the majority of the W Trek and experience its highlights in the beautiful winter months of Patagonia, despite of chillier conditions and limited services. Based in Torres del Paine's famous refugios, you'll…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,295
5-Day W Trek from Serrano Base Camp

Discover Torres del Paine's extraordinary W Trek on a series of fantastic day-hikes, each taking in stunning panoramic views. Enjoy a boat trip to the immense face of Glacier Grey and spend a day watching wildlife, hopefully spotting the elusive…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,795
W Trek, 3 days

This trip fits Torres del Paine's highlights into a short timeframe. Trek up close to the famous granite towers, the mesmerising French Valley and the shimmering blue ice of Glacier Grey. Expert guides, deluxe tent accommodation, pre-arranged transfers and meals…

  • 3 Days
  • $1,795
Patagonia Photo Expedition

This trip is perfect for photographers of all abilities who want to learn from highly experienced local nature photographers. Capture the highlights of Patagonia's wildlife and iconic landscapes as part of an intimate group on this Patagonia photography tour while…

  • 7 Days
  • $3,998
Multi-Sport Paine

Trek, bike, kayak and horse ride in the Torres del Paine National Park whilst staying in an eco-friendly luxury dome camp. This all-inclusive trip takes you on an action-packed adventure to the famous Towers, Laguna Azul, River Grey and Lake…

  • 6 Days
  • $3,370
Glamping W Trek

Discover Torres del Paine's famous treks with expert guides, combining refugios with comfortable and unique accommodation. Trek to Los Cuernos, explore the French Valley and hike to the famous viewpoint at the base of the Towers, whilst also visiting the…

  • 7 Days
  • $2,795
W Trek Glamping Highlights

Hike Torres del Paine's famous W Trek in a dynamic manner with expert guides, whilst basing yourself in unique accommodation in the heart of the park. Trek the stunning French Valley, to the base of the iconic Towers and visit…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,015
Torres del Paine Luxury Adventure Retreat

Venture into the wild each morning and return to a luxury hotel each evening for spa treatments and superb food. With this trip you will discover the best of Torres del Paine National Park via some of its lesser-known highlights,…

  • 5 Days
  • $5,300
W Trek Luxury Adventure Retreat

Tailor each day of this trip to suit you by choosing from a selection of small group excursions to Torres del Paine's most famous sights and lesser-known gems. Enjoy some solid days of hiking, or more leisurely strolls, and return…

  • 5 Days
  • $5,300
Safari in Southern Patagonia

You choose the activities and pace during this multi-day experience at an eco-friendly camp in the heart of Torres del Paine. Daily small group excursions for all abilities are offered, with expert guides to support you. From tough trekking to…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,080
Fitz Roy and Paine Hiking Tour

This small group trekking tour combines the best hikes in Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek, Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Discover Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park by boat expedition. Our tour leader and expert guides ensure…

  • 12 Days
  • $5,495