If you thought Buenos Aires was far south, you haven’t seen anything yet. We made a 3 hour flight further south to El Calafate.
Which my phone said was here
We have come to far southern Patagonia in Argentina to see Los Glaciares National Park for a few days. It is home to the 3rd largest ice fields in the world (after Antarctica and Greenland).
To my amazement though the surroundings are desert, so the drive out felt more like Southern California than what I think of as glacial areas like Alaska.
With our mid day arrival, and an hour and a half drive to the park we only had time on this day to do the walkways.
We had our first glimpses on the drive into the park.
This was well worth the trip out for the afternoon, as the walkways are well built paths that take you to various levels very close to the snout of the glacier Perito Moreno.
The walkways was an excellent way to start our visit to the park, but there is much more to see in subsequent postings.