What to do in El Calafate in winter

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What to do in El Calafate in winter

What to do in El Calafate in winter: Located in the Province of Santa Cruz, El Calafate is one of the most iconic cities in our country. Its fame is due to the impressive and wonderful Perito Moreno Glacier.

El Calafate is a small city located on the shores of Argentino Lake, but it has all the infrastructure and amenities to be the ideal base for exploring Patagonia and, of course, the glacier that is only 80 kilometers away. Although El Calafate can be visited all year round, here we tell you what the best time to visit is.

Glaciar Sur

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Whether in winter or summer, a weekend getaway or with more time, today we share with you 4 reasons to visit El Calafate in winter:

  1. Enjoy nature uniquely:

Since it is not high season, you can enjoy the Perito Moreno Glacier in a privileged way during the winter without so many people and with a great variety of exclusive activities.

  1. One of a kind landscapes:

Enjoying El Calafate and its surroundings is a magnificent experience by itself. But if we add a little snow to the landscape, it will undoubtedly be an unforgettable trip. Observing the snow-capped Andes Mountain Range with the imposing glacier is an incredible image that will remain engraved in our memory.


glaciar Perito Moreno3. The weather:

Winter is mild in El Calafate. Due to its dry climate, winter is very pleasant. It is neither windy nor rainy.

The average temperature is – 1,8°C, but this is not a problem since there is no humidity. Also, the days are not as short as in other areas of Patagonia. In winter, the shortest day is June 21, with only 8 hours of daylight (from 09:30 to 17:30).

  1. Snow and winter activities:

During the winter, you can visit several ski and winter activities centers near El Calafate. The ideal excuse to enjoy the snow with the family. At the same time, many tours to the glaciers are only available in winter.

The best of winter is that the Redonda Bay freezes and creates a real skating rink with the lake and the mountain as a magical backdrop.

Vista al Glaciar Perito Moreno>> Check out all our recommended tours and activities in El Calafate. <<


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