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Address: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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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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

Reviewed 27 January 2015
Bremen, Germany
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Bremen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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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 

2 Thank Bindos
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Campingmat
Summerfield, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank rupinder k
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank wildlifeship
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Beautiful lake, amazing colours, wonderful views towards the Torres del Paine mountains. There are some nice routes to hike on both the northern and southern shore of the lake.

2 Thank Xindaan
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This lake has a great view of the famous Cuernos del Paine,whose formation is composed of igneous,sedimentary rocks.

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