Los Glaciares National Park is located in the region known as Austral Andes of Argentine territory, southwest of the province of Santa Cruz on the border with Chile. It was created in 1937 to protect a vast region dominated by glaciers, bordered by native subantarctic forest and a large number of endemic species of plants and animals.
It was declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO in 1981.
Los Glaciares National Park comprises a scenery of mountains, lakes and forests, including a large portion of the Andes covered with ice and snow to the west side and the arid Patagonian steppe east. Its name is due to the numerous glaciers that originate in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.