Viedma Glacier, El Chalten

4.7
Hike on Viedma Glacier, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Flowing into the western end of Lake Viedma, the glacier ends in a cliff rising 40 m (131 ft) over the lake and creating an impressive natural sight. The coloration of the glacier, which appears to be striped black and white, is the result of debris collecting in the ice as it moves across the land. Book a guided walk on the glacier with one of the operators providing specialized gear for glacier hiking, or view it on a boat tour. For Viedma Glacier and beyond, use our El Chalten trip planner to get the most from your El Chalten vacation.
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  • On a State of the Art Cruiser, with all inclusive comodities, a brief hour and a half of cruising to and from the largest glaciar in South America.  more »
  • we made the catamaran trip on Lake Viedma, with the view of the glacier, it is unmissable being in El Chaltén
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  • Magnificent, thus glacier is so big it is indescribable.
  • I recommend visiting it is huge, it has various colors on his forehead, even black. we sailed among icebergs one of black coal. It is amazing and spectacular.
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