Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Argentina contains one of the worlds largest and most scenic ice caps, prompting UNESCO to identify it as a World Heritage Site in 1981. Covering an area of 4459 km2, this massive, beautiful park is one-third ice, boasting access to incredible glacial hikes, mountains, forests, as well as the country's largest lake, Lago Argentino.
Amongst its more notable attractions are the awe inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, which can safely be called a must see for anyone venturing to southern Argentina, and El Chaltén village, considered the country's unofficial hiking capital. From here, serious hikers and rock climbers can venture out for some incredible experiences along the picturesque summits of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy, which lie within the park's northern borders.
Location:Santa Cruz Province, Argentine Patagonia, Argentina
Note:Most visitors to Los Glaciares opt to stay in El Calafate, a small, centralized city on the southern end of Lake Argentino that plays a pivotal role as a hub for visitors to the region.