Skip link for screen readers

This colossal glacier is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant forests in Southern Patagonia.

The star attraction of Argentine Patagonia, this colossal glacier is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and verdant forests and sits within the huge Lago Argentina. It is best accessed on day trips from the ramshackle town of El Calafate, 50 miles away, crossing the barren Patagonian steppe. Upon arrival, elevated walkways provide visitors with sweeping panoramic views of the glacier, whilst boat trips bring you up close and personal with the giant wall of ice. The numbers are mind-boggling;  3 miles wide, 19 miles long, 700 metres deep and a surface area of 97 miles. Yet they don't quite do it justice and the only way to truly understand the awesome power and incomprehensible size of the glacier is to survey it for yourself. The thunderous sound and exhilarating sight of huge pieces of ice breaking off, then floating away as icebergs is truly unforgettable.

Image for: Nick Goodchild - AITO.jpg

Specialist Knowledge

Need some help with your trip? Our advisors have travelled extensively and using their firsthand knowledge & experience can help craft your perfect holiday.

AITO Widget

Find Inspiration & Advice from our
Specialist Insights

9020 A Tale Of Horses, Bandits And Endless Skies In El Chalten

A tale of horses, bandits and endless skies in El Chalten

Exploring the alpine meadows, granite peaks and remote lagoons of El Chalten's mountain landscapes.

 
7851 Where To See Condors In South America

Where to see Condors in South America

Wondering where to see condors? Find out five of the best places in South America to see the majestic birds soaring at close…

 
5125 Top 5 Places To Go In Patagonia

Top 5 places to go in Patagonia

Discover the top things to do in Patagonia. Choose from places to go such as Tierra del Fuego, Lake District & much more.

 
Explore Our Travel Blog

Accommodation
Perito Moreno Glacier

1980 Xelena Suites

Xelena Suites

Luxurious deluxe hotel overlooking Lake Argentino

 
1981 Eolo

Eolo

A stunning escape with breathtaking views and many included activities

 
1982 Posada Los Alamos

Posada Los Alamos

Located on the shores of Lago Argentino and yet near the centre of El Calafate

 
1983 Esplendor

Esplendor

Excellent value hotel located in the centre of El Calafate

 
1984 Alto Calafate

Alto Calafate

Great views, excellent facilities on the outskirts of El Calafate

 
1985 Kosten Aike

Kosten Aike

Alpine style hotel in a great location in the centre of El Calafate

 
1986 Design Suites

Design Suites

A charming and elegant choice on the shores of Lake Argentino

 
1987 Mirador Del Lago Kau Yatun

Mirador del Lago Kau Yatun

A stylish, well-located and comfortable hotel in El Calafate

 
1988 Los Sauces

Los Sauces

Lovely hotel with gorgeous grounds - walking distance to downtown El Calafate

 
1989 Los Notros

Los Notros

Alpine style hotel only 10 minutes walk to the centre of El Calafate

 
1990 Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

A small, friendly hotel in a great central location in El Calafate

 
11311 Santa Cruz Los Glaciares

Santa Cruz Los Glaciares

Cruise the icy waters of Lago Argentino, admiring towering glaciers and snow-capped peaks.