A gigantic ice area
The name of the park 'Los Glaciares', which means glaciers, refers to the enormous glacier area, with as many as 14 large glaciers and more than 200 smaller glaciers, which is part of the great continental ice sheet.
The name of the park 'Los Glaciares', which means glaciers, refers to the enormous glacier area, with as many as 14 large glaciers and more than 200 smaller glaciers, which is part of the great continental ice sheet. This is the largest mass of ice in the southern hemisphere outside the Antarctic and the world's 3rd largest fresh water reserve. Only 13 of these glaciers flow into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Los Glaciares National Park can be roughly divided into 2 parts, according to the location of 2 large lakes in the park; Lake Argentino in the south and Lake Viedma in the north. Next to Lake Viedma the north of Los Glaciares National Park offers the Viedma Glacier and a few smaller glaciers. There are also a number of beautiful mountain peaks, including Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, which are very popular with mountaineers and hikers. In the south of the Los Glaciares National Park the Argentino lake is fed by several large and small glaciers, including; the Perito Moreno glacier, the Upsala and the Spegazzini glacier. The latter can be reached by boat and the Perito Moreno can be reached by land.
Besides spectacular landscapes, the National Park Los Glaciares has an exuberant flora and fauna with many unique species. You will find special tree species such as the Alerce, Calefate and Guindo and rare animal species such as the grey fox, the guanaco and the puma. In this region there is a legend; "the one who tastes the fruit of Calafate, a small bush original from Patagonia, will always return for more...".
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