SOUTHERN ICE FIELDS
The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is largest expanse of continental ice in the world after Antarctica and Greenland, the largest non-polar ice field in the world and the largest ice field accessible by land. It is situated in the Patagonian Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile. You will be able to visit one of the glaciers fed by this magnificent ice field by taking our trip through the Patagonian fjords. (Glacier visits are only possible in high season, weather permitting)
Activities at Southern Ice Field
· Visiting the Pío XI Glaciar, the largest in South America, with a surface area of 1,265 km². Unlike the rest of the glaciers in the Southern Ice Field, the Pio XI glacier has advanced a significant distance in recent decades.
· It is also possible to visit the Amalia Glacier, in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, home to penguins and a variety of sea birds. The glacier is 21 km long and has a surface area of 158 km2.