Los Glaciares National Park
Part of the Patagonian snow fields, Los Glaciares National Park lies some 20 miles north of Torres del Paine. The park is covered by a portion of the Patagonic continental ice sheet and contains thirteen glaciers that flow into the sea.

The enormous Perito Moreno glacier rests here, rising nearly 200 feet above the Iceberg Channel, spanning three miles across, and reaching back 22 miles through the Andes to Lago Argentino. Regarded as one of the world's natural wonders, Perito Moreno advances and collapses in a constant cycle that repeats every four years. Throughout the day, huge blocks of ice break away from the glacier and crash into the lake with a resounding thunder, creating icebergs that float downstream.

The area was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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