The town of El Calafate is located on the southern shore of Lago Argentino, in Argentinian Patagonia. It lies about 320 km northwest of Rio Gallegos. It is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, which contains the Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier, and Mount Fitz Roy, on the eastern edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
Climate in El Calafate
El Calafate has a predominantly dry climate with a maximum average temperature in the summer of 19° C and average minimum in the winter of -2°C.