Video of the Week: Gigantic Iceberg in El Calafate, Argentina

A short flight from the most southern city in the world, Ushuaia, El Calafate is the Argentine getaway to a heaven for Winter Wonderland lovers.

During my all-day boat trip through Glaciers National Park, I saw many uniquely shaped icebergs – pieces of ice that separated from the glaciers and floated by themselves through Lago Argentino (Lake Argentine), the biggest lake in Argentina.

Yet they weren’t really alone. Tiny pieces of ice that looked like they were taken from someone’s fridge and colored extra blue mingled with shapes that seem like creations of art. Some of these shapes were massive in size – long, tall or both.

If I remember correctly, the massive forms you will see in this week’s video drifted for fifteen kilometers away from Glacier Upsala.

Travelers facing the Patagonian winds in late winter – early spring, aboard the boat, tried to remind each other – and themselves – to save camera batteries and memory card space for the glaciers themselves. Nonetheless, surrounded by the beautiful winter-like creations above an exquisitely-colored lake, at the backdrop of beautiful mountains most of us kept snapping photos and videos all throughout the day.


Have you ever seen a glacier in real-life? Where’s your dream glacier located?



  1. One of the things I can’t wait to do is see an iceberg! I guess I haven’t really been to a desert either (central California doesn’t count, lol), so I have the two extremes to experience!
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    • Love the diversity you have to look forward to! I would choose southwest US for desert wonders. I saw a small part of it and loved every bit of what I saw. We also have a great desert in Israel, by the way, but no icebergs or glaciers unfortunately….

    • I’m sure it will be, glaciers are amazing! Walking on them is amazing, too 🙂 Have fun!


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