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Nordenskjold Lake

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Address: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Formed by a melting glacier, this beautiful lake is a milky turquoise...

Formed by a melting glacier, this beautiful lake is a milky turquoise color, produced by the algae at the bottom.

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At the age of 81 and with a hip prosthesis, I am not much up to hiking the trails that younger generations rave about, but for someone on an intelligently crafted bus tour, this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

At the age of 81 and with a hip prosthesis, I am not much up to hiking the trails that younger generations rave about, but for someone on an intelligently crafted bus tour, this long narrow lake is a blessing, as it offers a smooth surface for vehicular transit with spectacular views of the core peaks and glaciers of the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

You can see different lakes and every lake has its own color, even they are right next to each other.

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

A nice stop during our hike as we got to Lago Nordenskjold. Really blue water and a perfect place for a snack during the walk

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

I visited Lago Nordenskjold during a day of sightseeing at the Torres Del Paine National Park. Who could believe that such a beautiful place existed anywhere in the world? The Algae changes the pH levels and makes the water appear Turquoise! I'm sure there's more science to it, but the result makes for stunning views. Would have loved more time... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The colors of the lakes in Patagonia are all breathtaking, and Lago Nordenskjold is one of the best. A beautiful stage for the majestic mountain range behind it.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Deceptive from afar; saw my first water-mist devils on its surface, as well as the first plate clouds above it. Long hikes to get around it. The furies it unleashes on the ledges and in the night, at Refugios la Cuernos will not be forgotten.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

The colour of this lake is quite beautiful. All the paths surrounding the lake are perfect to do trekking along the park. 100% recommendable!.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is a beautifully colored lake. The condors soar around it and the mountains are mirrored in it.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Lake Nordenskjold is a lake located in Torres del Paine National Park that was named named after the Swede Otto Nordenskiöld who discovered it in the beginning of the 20th century. At the western edge of Nordenskjold lake, we found Salto Grande waterfall, one of the largest in the Park. It was also easy for us to find an abundance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Long lake with nice gray color rock formations and plenty of wildlife nearby. Mountains and hills around most of the lake.

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