"These masses of ice that never melt and seem fated to last as long as the world, offer a spectable noble and sublime" Charles Darwin 1834.
This park of 600,000 hectares contains one of the largest ice caps of the planet with more than 37 glaciers belonging to the Southern Ice field in the heart of the Patagonian Andes. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981.
Brief description of the site by UNESCO:
“Los Glaciares National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, including Lake Argentino, which is 160 km long. At its farthest end, three glaciers meet to dump their effluvia into the milky grey glacial water, launching massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes”.