The Argentine Glacier National Park is located in the southern part of Argentina. This is the eastern side of the Patagonian Mountains that runs through the southern part of the Andes Mountains in the western part of South America. The glacier lake where the glacier park is located is called Argentina Lake, and the area of the lake reaches 14, 14 square kilometers.
It is located at a high latitude of 52 degrees south latitude.It is not far from Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost point of South America.It is far away from the capital Buenos Aires. It has a flight of about 3 hours, and the nearest town is 30. Kilometers away from Calafate, all travelers must arrive at Calafate before coming to Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park is a strange and beautiful natural scenic area. It has rugged towering mountains and many glacial lakes, including the 100-mile-long Argentine Lake. At the confluence of the three glaciers at the far end of the lake, milky gray ice water poured down, and huge ice like a small dome rushed into the lake with a thunderous thunder.
The Patagonia Icefield is the largest snow-covered land on the planet except for the Antarctic continent. There are 47 glaciers originating from the Patagonia Icefield in the Argentina Glacier National Park. Dozens of glacier ice streams and ice blocks, the most famous of which is the Moreno Glacier.
It is famous because it is one of the rare glaciers in the world that is still alive. The spectacle of ice avalanches can be seen here every day. In 1945 Argentina listed this place as a national park to protect it and was included in the United Nations World in 1981. Natural heritage. The great ice fall of the Moreno Glacier in March this year has attracted the attention of all countries in the world.
Coming here from Calafate, along the way along the Argentine Lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks around the lakeside, tall coniferous pines grow on the lakeshore, and the snowy peaks reflect the emerald blue lake water, and the scenery is breathtaking. When approaching the glacier, you can see blue ice floating on the lake, turning over a mountain bend, the huge Moreno Glacier is showing in front of it, it protrudes from between the wide two mountains, and extends straight into the lake, directing The peninsula on the opposite bank divides the Argentine Lake in half, and the scene is extremely spectacular. There are many glaciers in the national park, among them the Moreno Glacier is the most beautiful.
Glacier refers to a huge ice body formed by a large amount of snow falling above the snow line under gravity and great pressure. Generally, it experiences a long formation time. The Moreno Glacier, which is only 200,000 years old, belongs to the young family. Most glaciers in the world are in a stagnant state, but the Moreno Glacier is alive , meaning that it is still generating, and it is advancing 30 cm every day.
As the glacial tongue advances to the normal temperature zone of the lake, the melting of the glacier is accelerated more rapidly due to global warming, causing it to constantly collapse. This landscape is not easy to see in other parts of the world. Here, visitors can come in front of the glacier and see this spectacular sight up close.
Since the glacier is already facing the land of the peninsula, it is heading towards the lake, forming a tall white wall of snow-white and blue light on the emerald lake. Tourists look so small in front of it. Even the cruise ship on the lake looks like it. It s just like a children s toy boat. The glaciers of 20 years ago did not collapse until every two years, and they had the opportunity to see them when they were tested.It is very lucky to be able to see the ice avalanches. Now, you can hear big ice falling in less than 30 minutes. Rumble into the lake.
1.From Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, take a plane to the town of Calafate, then take the bus twice a day from the town bus station to enter the national park, and go directly to the Moreno Glacier, other glaciers You have to take an expensive boat, which is not accessible by land.
2. There are no accommodation facilities near the glacier. Tourists live in Calafate. Whenever the peak season (December-January), the rooms are tight during holidays or weekends, it is best to book in advance.
3. The suitable visiting season is the summer in the southern hemisphere from November to February, when the average temperature is 10 to 17 degrees Celsius. In winter (June-August) the coldest can reach minus 17 degrees Celsius. In the past 20 years , 32 people died of ice cubes that had been dropped while watching an ice avalanche, so a walking path has been built within a safe distance.