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Glacier

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.

Pico Austria: The Best 1 Day Hike in Bolivia

Like for many, the big draw of Bolivia is visiting the breathtaking Salar de Uyuni. But don’t let the salt flats be all you see of this South American gem, however short on time you are. As keen hikers, we...

3 Amazing Hikes You Must Do In El Chaltén

A stop in the delightful little mountain village of El Chaltén is a must for any person travelling through Patagonia. The gateway to many a beautiful hike, its crowning glory, Mt. Fitz Roy, sits high up any hikers bucket list....

Bariloche Hiking: The Ultimate 4 Day Itinerary

In this ultimate Bariloche hiking itinerary, we will precisely review all the necessary information needed to conquer the best Bariloche day hikes and also the best multi day hike – Cerro Tronador. We will discuss also Refugio Frey, Cerro Campanario...

The Amazing Puyuhuapi Hanging Glacier Falls

The Hanging Glacier Falls in Puyuhuapi, as known by the gringos, is a hidden gem situated in the Queulat National Park. The actual name of the falls are the Cascada de Ventisquero Colgante. They’re found along the Carretera Austral in...

How to Visit the Epic Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia

The Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia is the main attraction of El Calafate. If your Patagonia journey is south to north, you may have just completed the W Trek upon your arrival in El Calafate. You are probably on a...

How to hike the W Trek in Patagonia in 4 Days

This guide on hiking the W trek in Patagonia will cover how to organise and complete the trail independently in 4 days. The W Trek in the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia is often on top of a...