The Southern Patagonian Icefield is the starting point for most of the glaciers in the National Park and this icefield is the 3rd largest in the world, after Antarctica and Greenland. Other glaciers in the National Park are formed by the accumulation of snow on the mountain tops.
I always find it difficult to realize the magnitude of these things. To give you an idea: the Perito Moreno glacier itself is a bit larger than the size of Buenos Aires – imagine that!
So we kept it pretty basic: a boat trip of an hour to see the northern part of the glacier. That’s certainly enough. Most of the time you spend is on finding a way through the cameras and tourists gone crazy to get THE perfect picture (selfie that is). The things I’ve seen! Anyway… For those who suffer from motion sickness: I forgot to take a pill, so I just ate 2 cookies right before entering the boat and I made it without much effort.
So, definitely an area to check out. It takes you about 1,5 hour max one way by bus, so again very convenient. Ruth and Oscar from Mundo Austral were our guide, respectively driver and were amazing. Thanks for the great experience, guys!
Other Countries we visited
Have a look at the other countries we ‘achievied’ to visit, and other Achievies…