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  Cruise on Lago Argentino (Upsala Glacier > Onelli Bay > Spegazzini Glacier) - 1 day  
(Lago Argentino Department, Santa Cruz Province)
Argentina > Santa Cruz > Cruise on Lago Argentino (Upsala Glacier > Onelli Bay > Spegazzini Glacier) - 1 day

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What a wonderful experience it is to come to an extraordinary place like this in your lifetime. It is simply stunning. The scenery is breathtaking, awe-inspiring. I feel privileged to have been here and see the beauty. If you have an opportunity you should definitely visit.

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Argentino Lake

Lago Argentino is a lake in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, at 50°2′S 72°4′W. It is the biggest freshwater lake in Argentina, with a surface area of 1,415 km2 ). It has an average depth of 150 m , and a maximum depth of 500 m .

The lake lies within the Los Glaciares National Park in a landscape with numerous glaciers and is fed by the glacial meltwater of several rivers, the water from Lake Viedma brought by the La Leona River, and many mountain streams. Its drainage basin amounts to more than 17,000 km2 . Waters from Lake Argentino flow into the Atlantic Ocean through the Santa Cruz River.

The glaciers, the nearby town of El Calafate and the lake itself are important tourist destinations. The lake in particular is appreciated for fishing. Perch, common galaxias, "puyen grande", lake trout and rainbow trout — in both anadromous and Potamodromous forms — are all found.

Lago Argentino was also the name of the airport that served the area until 2000. This airport is currently closed and its runway was incorporated into the city's road system. It has been replaced by Comandante Armando Tola International Airport which serves the town of El Calafate and Lago Argentino, with many daily national and international flights.


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