Los Glacieres

Los Glacieres, photo by Heretiq
Los Glacieres (photo by Heretiq)
 

The glaciers, lakes, mountains, and other features of Los Glaciares has made it a major attraction for international tourists.

Starting points of tours are:

1. The village of El Calafate at the shore of Lake Argentino but outside the park, where the park’s administration has its headquarters.

2. El Chaltén village in the northern part of the park, at the foot of the Fitz Roy.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
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Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
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In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Le Baobab Hostel

Located in El Calafate in the Santa Cruz Region, 3.7 km from Argentinean Lake, Le Baobab Hostel features a barbecue and views of the garden. Free private parking is available on site. Le Baobab Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 624 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$22

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Patagonia Inn

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Patagonia Inn offers accommodation in El Calafate. Free private parking is available on site. Each room includes shared bathroom facilities. Guests can use the common kitchen to prepare their own meals. Average score from 180 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$19

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Casa Andina Chaltén

Casa Andina Chaltén is located in El Chalten's city centre. This holiday home offers free WiFi and The unit equipped with a kitchen with a microwave and fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$110

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C&N -apt 9

Situated in El Calafate, this apartment features a patio with mountain views. C&N -apt 9 boasts views of the lake and is 4.4 km from Argentinean Lake. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$82

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Fernanda Apartment

Featuring free WiFi, Fernanda Apartment offers accommodation in El Calafate. Argentinean Lake is 3.6 km from the property. The accommodation has a satellite flat-screen TV. Some units feature a dining area and/or patio. Average score from 180 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$77

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See all hotels in Los Glacieres.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Newen

Newen

Newen offers accommodation in El Chalten. Cerro Fitz Roy is 13 km away. Free WiFi is featured . The accommodation is equipped with a satellite TV. Average score from 223 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$90

$909.5
Posada Karut Josh

Posada Karut Josh

Only 100 metres from the Argentino Lake waterfront, Posada Karut Josh offers rooms with free Wi-Fi in El Calafate. Breakfast is provided, and a garden is featured. The commercial area is 300 metres away. Average score from 115 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$83 - $66

 
$839.4
Apart Guillaumet

Apart Guillaumet

Featuring free WiFi, Apart Guillaumet offers accommodation in El Chalten. Cerro Fitz Roy is 13 km away. All units feature a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$75

 
$759.3
El Chalten Aparts

El Chalten Aparts

Set in El Chalten, El Chalten Aparts is 13 km from Cerro Fitz Roy. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 63 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$75

 
$759.3
Cabañas La Chacra

Cabañas La Chacra

Cabañas La Chacra is set in El Calafate, 5 km from the downtown area and the Argentinean Lake. Municipal Hospital is 3.4 km away. All units include a seating area. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$80

 
$809.2
Tierra Tehuelche Aparts

Tierra Tehuelche Aparts

Offering a garden, Tierra Tehuelche Aparts is located in El Calafate. Argentinean Lake is 2.8 km from the property. All units feature a dining area and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$70

 
$708.9
Patagonia Rebelde

Patagonia Rebelde

The Patagonia Rebelde is a 3-star pension in El Calafate, close to the Argentinean Lake. This small property offers cosy, comfortable rooms and friendly service in a traditional Patagonian-styled building. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$77 - $100

 
$778.8
Hotel Bahia Redonda

Hotel Bahia Redonda

Only 50 metres from Redonda Bay and Argentino Lake, the hotel offers rooms with garden views. Wi-Fi and private parking are free. Hotel Bahia Redonda has rooms equipped with heating, cable TV and private bathrooms with baths. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$74 - $99

 
$748.7
Posada Larsen

Posada Larsen

Located in El Calafate, Santa Cruz, this bed and breakfast offers views of Lake Argentino, a charming garden and the surrounding mountains. It has a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Average score from 181 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$80 - $79

 
$808.7
Las Piedras

Las Piedras

Las Piedras is located in El Chalten, 13 km from Cerro Fitz Roy. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Certain rooms have views of the mountain or garden. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Las Piedras features free WiFi . Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$81

$818.7
Hosteria Koonek

Hosteria Koonek

Featuring a garden and a common kitchen, this guest house offers rooms with splendid mountain views. Continental breakfast is included. The rooms at Hosteria Koonek have a private bathroom with hairdryer, and a safety deposit box. Average score from 223 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$69 - $90

 
$698.6
Patagonia Hostel

Patagonia Hostel

Located on El Chalten’s main road, Patagonia Hostel offers a fully equipped common kitchen, a guest room with satellite TV, and panoramic garden views. Average score from 129 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$81 - $60

 
$818.6
El Alamo

El Alamo

Comfortable rooms are offered in a scenic Patagonian location only 600 metres from El Chalten’s main bus station. Private parking is free and Lago del Desierto is 30 km away. WiFi is available in common areas. Average score from 248 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$68

 
$688.4
Hosteria Elken

Hosteria Elken

Featuring panoramic views of Redonda Bay, Argentino lake, and the Patagonian hills, Hosteria Elken offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast in El Calafate. The rooms in Hosteria Elken feature private bathrooms and flat-screen satellite TVs. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$81

 
$818.4
Lo de Guille

Lo de Guille

Lo de Guille offers accommodation in El Chalten. Some units include views of Fitz Roy Hill. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Rooms at Lo de Guille are fitted with private bathroom facilities and heating. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$60

$608.3
Blanca Patagonia Hostería Boutique y Cabañas

Blanca Patagonia Hostería Boutique y Cabañas

Blanca Patagonia is a charming boutique hotel in El Calafate, southern Patagonia. This small 4-star offers cosy guest rooms, great lake views and friendly service in a picturesque location. A daily buffet breakfast is offered. Average score from 644 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$89 - $900

 
$898.3
Aparts Casas Del Centro-El Chaltén

Aparts Casas Del Centro-El Chaltén

Offering a garden, Aparts Casas Del Centro-El Chaltén offers accommodation in El Chalten. Cerro Fitz Roy is 13 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. All units include a dining area and a seating area with a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$74

 
$748.2

Highlights:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Los Glaciares is a giant ice cap in the Andes range that feeds 47 large glaciers. It is the largest ice cap in the world outside of Antarctica and Greenland.
Scenic Waterways

Lake Argentino (Southern Region)

Lake Argentino, in the south, is the largest in the whole country, and as such dominates this region of Patagonia. The southern part has, as well as a number of smaller ones, the major glaciers which flow into Lake Argentino: Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier, and Spegazzini Glacier. Typical excursion boats travel between icebergs to visit Bahía Onelli, and the otherwise inaccessible Spegazzini and Upsala. The Perito Moreno is reachable by land.

Lake Viedma (Northern Region)

Lake Viedma, in the north, is home to the Viedma Glacier and Mount Fitz Roy. The village of El Chalten, at the foot of the Fitz Roy Massif, is another starting point into the park (and lacks the 100 peso entrance fee present at the Perito Moreno entrance). This is the most popular spot in the region for those who love to climb and trek with its numerous trails. Although most of these are effectively day trails, there are possibilities for staying overnight in a a number of campsites. The northern half consists of part of Viedma Lake, the Viedma Glacier and a few minor glaciers, and a number of mountains very popular among fans of climbing and trekking, including Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
Alpine Mountains
The park is located in the southern portion of the Andes Mountains -- the longest mountain change in the world. The resulting elevation creates the conditions for glacier formation.
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