Great Patagonian Traverse
Seasoned trekkers now have a new playground in Patagonia. The opening of a new route linking Chile and Argentina offers a traverse of untouched national parks, from the Southern Ice cap to the towers of Paine
Unique and exciting, this gorgeous museum illuminates the world of ice. Displays and bilingual films show how glaciers form, along with documentaries on continental ice expeditions and stark meditations on climate change. Adults suit up in furry capes for the bar de hielo (AR$100 including drink), a blue-lit below-zero club serving vodka or fernet and Coke in ice glasses.
The gift shop sells handmade and sustainable gifts crafted by Argentine artisans. It also hosts international cinema events. It’s 6km from Calafate toward the national park. To get there, take the free hourly transfer from 1 de Mayo between Av Libertador and Roca.