Glaciers are one of nature’s most glorious sights. Our hiking trips have taken us to some of the world’s most fantastic glaciers. Given global warming, it’s best to go see them now before they melt! The biggest ice fields in the world are in Antarctica and Greenland. The third largest glacier is the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. We were able to see different parts of this ice field during our month long trip to Patagonia. Any day we were catching a glimpse of that ice field was always a good day.
One of our best guides is hiking the W Trek in 4 days. This hike included seeing Gray Glacier on Day 1. That was an incredible experience. Of course we have to mention our day trip to the Perito Moreno glacier. The sheer size and magnitude of this glacier is difficult to fathom. Watching large portions of ice break off into the water with a loud boom was a unique experience. Although sadly reflecting the melting of ice happening all over the globe.
We were also lucky enough to see not just 1, but 2 hanging glacier waterfalls! The hanging glacier falls in Bariloche was seen on the multi day Cerro Tronador hike detailed in our Ultimate Bariloche Hiking Itinerary. The hanging glacier falls in Puyuhuapi was another amazing day trip. Patagonia certainly delivered on the glacier front! The other countries where we have been lucky enough to see more amazing ice fields would be Iceland and Norway. Check out our Scandinavia guides for more information on their respective glaciers.