Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Credit: Robert Scott Flaum

The Patagonian Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Los Glaciares National Park of Argentina, is part of the Andes system and is one of the major tourist attractions in Patagonia due to its ease of accessibility and impressive size. The glacier is 5 km (3 miles) wide and has an average above-water height of 74 meters (240 feet). Perito Moreno Glacier sees daily bus tours as it’s just a 2 hour bus ride from the small town of El Calafate. Visitors can walk around the glacier to see it from a few different angles, or take a short trek on the glacier itself.

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Credit: Peter Essick

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Disko Bay, Greenland

Disko Bay, Greenland

Remote but absolutely breathtaking, Disko Bay off the Western coast of Greenland is poised to become a popular arctic vacation destination. Travelers to Disko Bay enjoy boat and kayak whale watching trips among the icebergs, year-round dog sledding, and spectacular hiking excursions. The area has very warm summers for Greenland, with temperatures reaching up to 27° Celsius (80° Fahrenheit). The nearby town of Qasigiannguit features Greenland’s oldest wooden house, now the town’s museum. The museum has a permanent collection of artifacts from various prehistoric cultures from the area, dating as far back as 2400 BCE.

Disko Bay, Qasigiannguit, Greenland