Argentina: Drive to and around El Calafate

As the weather did not clear up again, we decided to drive after the breakfast directly from El Chaltén to El Calafate. It is an easy 3 hours drive on a paved road. Shortly before leaving the Ruta 40 an amazing view at the Lago Argentino can be caught.

As we did not want to run in all the tourist in the Los Glaciares National Park, in the afternoon, we decided to drive through El Calafate on the road 15 towards the Lago Roca. The views on this road are amazing and entering the Los Glaciares National Park from this road is free.

The Los Glaciares National Park  is a federal protected area in Santa Cruz Province and is the largest national park in Argentina. The park is feeding 47 large glaciers, the largest outside of Antarctica, Greenland and Iceland.

It is amazing that the Perito Moreno Glacier could already be seen from this side of the lake. This is giving just a small idea on the size. Even that standing in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier is amazing and should not be missed, just driving on the road 15 and seeing the Glacier surrounded by all the mountains is really peaceful.

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