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At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
El Calafate, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2118
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Upsala is more difficult to reach than the more famous Moreno Glacier and you can’t get as close but what you gain is the view of the lake and it’s intense turquoise blue water. You simply can’t believe this colour I’ve never seen anything that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IanB473
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glacier Upsala is really big however you don’t get to come close enough as you do with Perito Moreno. Also, getting to Glacier Upsala takes about 2hours by boat. Too much time in my opinion to spend in a closed area when you are in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sef2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the boat trip to Upsala Glacier. The scenery is fantastic. The glacier is very impressive. Unfortunately the park regulations prohibit boats from approaching the front of the glacier due to an excessive concern about tsunamis. Apparently there was a giant nocturnal calving that left...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glaciers are not all alike and The Upsala Glacier and the rivers with chucks of ice and icebergs are beautiful and so impressive. The experience of standing on deck with the wind in your face viewing the various shades of blue in the ice, sky...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although you cannot get very close, the boat trip among the icebergs is beautiful. You are there, just do it. We took the Marpatag boat which is just excellent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Javier_mail2003
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dont miss out this experience. By boat to two glaciers. Impressie ice chunks and rocks of the size of a big boat are floating everywhere. Blue ice.... Wow. Something you do not See when visiting Perito Moreno (which is great as well!). So.... Do both.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kingkitse
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Perito moreno ia the famous.one, but this glaciar will give you the real dimension of greatness and ice power, amazing boat trip, really worth’s the visit. We bought the capitan’s club and was a great experience. Just be prepared for the mass they do in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 276tatianac
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

It is beautifull to see so much ice in different shapes and all kinds of white and bleu. It is impossible to write about it, you should see it for yourself

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johannesb231
Reviewed 9 December 2018

To get to the Upsala Glacier you need to book a tour to the Estancia Christina which is only accessible by boat as far as we know. 2 hours by boat from El Calafate. The boat does spend some time reasonably close to the glacier...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank reddragon1148
Reviewed 1 December 2018

It's what you came to Patagonia for in the first place - simple as! It wants more words: It's what you came to Patagonia for in the first place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lisa F
12 October 2015|
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Response from ThaboCapeStFrancis | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip with our local Travel Agent here in South Africa and were well looked after. I believe the company was caller Buquebus or something like that - same as report above. They were absolutely great.
24 September 2015|
Response from Ele G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yee, sorry for my delay. Please note that i have made the reservation with Ice river Express. its was ok. But i saw that Mar Patag is more luxury. Our tour lasted a few hours. its was more than fine. thank you