Alerce Andino National Park
Los Lagos Region, Chile
Garibaldi FjordAn excellent specimen of the Chilean fjord region, Garibaldi Fjord is known for its beautiful glaciers. The Garibaldi Glaciers cover a series of steep mountains and valleys, yet still offer a rich ecosystem of plants and wildlife. When passing by, you’re sure to see Andean condors, sea lions, Magellanic penguins and possibly even a pod of orcas. The glaciers themselves are as tall as New York skyscrapers in some places and you’re likely to see them “calve” as they splinter and drop enormous chunks of ice into the sea. A fun fact about glacial ice is that it has no air in it, so if you put it in a drink, it will sink to the bottom rather than float. Some glacial ice has even been in a frozen state for tens of thousands of years!