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Get ready to lace up your hiking boots and challenge your adventurous side as you take on
the many unique landscapes of Ushuaia and conquer one of the largest glaciers at the Ends of the Earth: the Vinciguerra Glacier!
Our glacier trekking excursion begins with a briefing about the area and safety tips from our expert guide. We’ll then start our hike as we head out along a melt-water river through a native lenga (a type of Patagonian tree) forest. We’ll ascend nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) through the forest as we trek beyond the treetops to be greeted by beautiful panoramic views of the nearby snow-capped mountains and pristine glacial lakes, including the Laguna de los Tempanos (Icebergs Lagoon) at the foot of the glacier.
Once we’ve taken in the awe-inspiring views that surround us, it’s time to strap on our crampons and go for a trek across the ice! Our guide will lead the way as we learn about the history and geology of Ushuaia’s glaciers and explore the unique characteristics of the glacial terrain, like ice formations in different shapes, crevices, and caves. The trekking on the glacier lasts approximately 45 minutes.