El Calafate Regional Museum
It shows the history of what was the life of the early settlers and several difficulties they faced in the inhospitable region in the mid-nineteenth century.
Perito Moreno Glacier
It is the most visited glacier as it is the only one that you can see from the ground, its main attraction is the frequent breaks, from detachments of small pieces of ice to large walls. These happen since the front of the glacier is in little depth, causing the pressure to move forward to be in conflict with the brake in its base.
In the National Park you can hire a nautical excursion of an hour that goes around the north wall of the glacier (MORENO FIESTA). The tours are guided and include transfers to and from your accommodation, and also you can hire a private service in 4×4 vehicles, without guide from the airport. This option is ideal for visitors with limited time.
The Breakdown: The phenomenon of large ruptures is achieved when the front of the glacier reaches the peninsula of Magallanes (area under the footbridges), that forms a natural dam that causes water from the southern branch of Lago Argentino to generate an increasing pressure on the dam, because its level fortified by the melting from the area. In a time in which the difference in water levels between the two sides of the lake is large (9 to 30 m.), the dam begins to crack, filtering water that starts undermining itself, until to form a bridge between the glacier and the peninsula that finally collapses. This fact can not be predicted, because the glacier has no behavior pattern detected so far.
Only accessible by navegating, since it sits in the northern branch of Lake Argentino. Its main attraction is, besides its size (larger than the Perito Moreno), the size of the blocks that flow from its front. Those are huge blocks, generally larger than the vessels that sail in the area. It is very difficult to see a break in the glacier, but navigating among icebergs is a fascinating experience.
Estancia El Galpon del Glaciar
With panoramic views of Lake Argentino, Cerro Cristal and the Andes, at this place you can witness and participate in the sheep herding with kelpie dogs, sheep shearing demonstration, horseback riding and birdwatching in Laguna de los Pájaros (the lagoon of the Birds). It includea a typical Patagonian barbecue.
It is located in a secluded valley surrounded by forests, lakes, mountains and the Upsala glacier. There, you can go horseback riding, or trekking accompanied by trained guides. Also, it has a barbecue restaurant in the former quincho (place to prepare barbeques) from the ranch.