Argentina’s Icy World Wonder

Covering more than 97 square miles—about the size of 50 U.S. football fields—Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most incredible sights in all of South America. But what makes seeing this massive spectacle in person so thrilling is that the ice does not stand still. Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers on Earth that is advancing, not retreating.

It is continuously regenerating, which is an impressively loud process. Those who visit will likely witness massive chunks of Perito Moreno’s 240-foot-high walls of frozen H2O crumbling into the lake below. If you’d like a glimpse of the action, check out the video at this link.

In addition to such footage, the website also has information on El Calafate, the remote town that serves as the base for excursions to the Perito Moreno Glacier. LAN Airlines offers flights into El Calafate’s modern airport.


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