Upsala Kayak Experience


Enjoy paddling among icebergs



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How to get there


By Plante

There are daily flights from Buenos Aires to Calafate by Aerolíneas Argentinas or LAN Airlines. Upon transfer to your hotel, we will arrange to pick you up in a private car.

By Bus

There are daily bus rides from Buenos Aires to Rio Gallegos, where you may transfer to El Calafate Bus Station, situated in the city center. Upon transfer to your hotel, we will arrange to pick you up in a private car.

What is Upsala Kayak Experience?

Upsala Kayak Experience is a plunge into the heart of the Upsala Glacier, one of the most significant of Los Glaciares National Park, and the second largest in Argentina, located in El Calafate, Patagonia.

Covering almost 850 km, and reaching heights of over 60 meters above sea level, the Upsala Glacier is truly a sight to behold. We take you on an expedition of the Upsala Glacier in Lake Argentino, through towering icebergs, to offer you a glimpse of its great natural beauty.

Your adventure leads you up the Upsala Channel, where you will come within touching distance of Upsala’s icebergs. Being firmly immersed in nature, the Upsala Kayak Experience may also treat you with sights of the wildlife of Los Glaciares National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

This experience is designed for all, whether or not you have kayaked before. Your safety is our priority, and our high-qualified, experienced guides ensure that you are well versed in the required safety procedures prior to setting off. You will also be furnished with the necessary equipment (dry suits, lifejackets, etc.) and rowing techniques to make your Upsala Kayak Experience a memorable one.


 Included in our activity


  • Dry suit, life jacket and wet boots
  • Kayaks, paddles and waterproof bags
  • Photos of your Upsala Kayak Experience in a thumbdrive
  • Boat transfer from the docks to the Upsala Glacier
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages


What to bring


  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Upper thermal layer
  • Seasickness pills (if necessary)


Important note


  •  Please inform us if you have diabetes, asthma or any heart conditions.

Price $420 per person

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