The world is full of amazing landscapes, but unfortunately most of us don't have the time or the money to be able to see them all. That is why, in Hard Hobbit To Break we like to approach from time to time to some of the most wonderful corners of the planet. It is the case of Perito Moreno Glacier, considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
Located in Argentina, it is part of the Los Glaciares National Park, a park located southwest of the Santa Cruz peninsula, Argentina. Would you like to discover more details about this overwhelming corner? Well, then you can not miss anything 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 CalafateIt is the only one that can be seen from the ground, so it is also the most visited.
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 5 kilometers wide), for being 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 domestic 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 visiting this glacier is that it is very normal to see rockfalls. And although in most cases they are small pieces of ice, in others they are large walls. This is because this large mass of ice does not stop moving, causing them to accumulate and then break and break apart blocks of ice. gigantic on his forehead, which, as we have mentioned before, is 5 kilometers wide. Falling pieces of ice cause startling noises that many compare to the sounds of thunder. In addition, you can also hear the ice crack inside.
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 on Providential Route 15 from El Calafate, a journey of about 80 kilometers. You can also get there by alternating overland walks with navigation stages or simply walking. All agencies and most hotels in the area organize excursions to this place, so you will have it very easy to see it. From land, the glacier can be seen from footbridges which were remodeled in 2007. In fact, the viewpoint now measures about 4,000 meters, and you can 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 extensive area of Andean mountains, cold forests , continental ices, glaciers and lakes of glacial origin. Such is its importance and such is its beauty that the Unesco declared this place a World Heritage Site in 1982.
Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will find many more photographs of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Do not miss it!
Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate & Pedal South (Patagonia Expedition #07) (May 2022)
- landscapes, Los Glaciares National Park