The impressive Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier
The world is full of amazing landscapes, but sadly most of us don’t have the time or money to see them all. For this reason, at Vuela Viajes we like to visit some of the most wonderful corners of the planet from time to time. This is the case of the Perito Moreno Glacier , considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.

Located in Argentina, it is part of Los Glaciares National Park , a park located southwest of the Santa Cruz peninsula, Argentina. Would you like to discover more details about this breathtaking corner? Well then you can’t miss anything that we tell you below!

The most important glacier in Los Glaciares National Park

How could it be otherwise, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the best known in Los Glaciares National Park. Located in front of the Magallanes peninsula, specifically 78 kilometers from El Calafate , it is the only one that can be seen from land, so it is also the most visited.

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A glacier surrounded by a beautiful landscape

As you can see for yourself in the images that we show you in the gallery, it is a gigantic mass of ice that surprises, in addition to its extension (we are talking about a glacier with a front of 5 kilometers wide), because it is surrounded of a beautiful landscape of forests and mountains. Therefore, it is not surprising that this place is one of the most visited in Argentina , both by national and foreign tourists. On the other hand, it must be taken into account that the glacier reaches 60 meters above the water and measures about 257 square kilometers.


One of the main attractions of a visit to this glacier is that it is very normal to see landslides. And although in most cases they are small pieces of ice, in others they are large walls. This is because this great mass of ice does not stop advancing, causing them to accumulate and then break and detach gigantic blocks of ice on its front that, as we have told you before, is 5 kilometers wide. The falling chunks of ice cause eerie noises that many compare to the sounds of thunder. In addition, you can also hear how the ice is cracking inside.

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How to get to the Perito Moreno Glacier

There are different alternatives to get to the Perito Moreno Glacier. On the one hand, you should know that you can get there by car via Providencial Route No. 15 from El Calafate, a journey of about 80 kilometers. You can also get there by alternating land walks with navigation stages or simply walking. All the agencies and most hotels in the area organize excursions to this place, so it will be very easy to contemplate it. From land, the glacier can be seen from some walkways that were remodeled in 2007. In fact, the viewpoint now measures about 4,000 meters, allowing you to see the glacier from different angles.

Los Glaciares National Park

Before leaving you with the images of this spectacle of nature, we want to tell you a little more about the Glacier National Park, a park of 726,927 hectares that was created in 1937 with the intention of conserving the vast area of ​​Andean mountains, cold forests , continental ice, glaciers and lakes of glacial origin. Such is its importance and such is its beauty that UNESCO declared this place a World Heritage Site in 1982.

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Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find many more photographs of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Do not miss it!