Perito Moreno Glacier

This glacier shows a surprising and curious phenomenon, in which its great mass of ice advances continuously, causing the accumulation, rupture and detachment of gigantic blocks of ice on its front 5 km wide, located on the Canal de los Témpanos; that’s where the numerous ice fragments of the glacier navigate.

The front of the glacier exceeds 60 m above the water at its maximum height, where pieces of different sizes fall continuously, producing a stridency comparable to the sound of thunder.

The Perito Moreno glacier, along with most of those that can be seen, are located in the Roca Zone, in the south of the National Park.

To get there, take Provincial Route No. 11 that connects El Calafate with Punta Bandera. A few kilometers before you take the road to the Magellan Peninsula, where footbridges are located in front of the glacier.

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