As one of the most accessible ice fields in the world, the Perito Moreno glacier attracts thousands of tourists to Argentina every year to take in its rigid, icy peaks and the boisterous roars of falling ice bergs. This spectacular feat of nature, a sprawling wall of vivid blue ice, runs through the southern region of Los Glaciares National Park. Perito Moreno is an active glacier, moving up to two metres a day, sending massive pieces of ice into neighbouring Argentino Lake. When visiting the region, Perito Moreno should be at the very top of your to-do list.
The glacier is located approximately 80km from the town of El Calafate, a favourite among tourists. The town is easily accessible from El Calafete International Airport with regular service from major cities in Argentina and Chile. Once in El Calafete, travellers can conveniently take buses to the glacier, other areas of Los Glaciares National Park and surrounding tourist destinations.