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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helsingfors is a small Estancia bordered by Lake Viedma and associated fjords and beautiful mountains and small glaciers behind. The activities especially the horseback and trek to the Blue Lagoon was the best activity we had during our 5 week trip to Patagonia and South America. On a good weather day the view across the lake and Fitz Roy is...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Everything about my trip to Helsingfors was amazing, from the staff, service, horseback riding, beautiful surroundings, treking, and of course the food. I'm still dreaming about the roasted lamb done over the open fire for the opening lunch. The staff was professional and accommodating and very personable. It is well worth the long trek to get there. It is a...

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Kingsport, TN
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My wife and I visited during a recent trip and have never enjoyed a destination more. Everything was to our liking. Isolated, scenic, active, and informative, Helsingfors provided daily hiking, wonderful trail riding, (we are horse people), and delightful company, both in staff and fellow guests. We loved it. Not "fancy" in a elegant sense, but delightful in being genuine...

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Manhattan Beach, CA
Reviewed 3 February 2017

"Secret hideaway" is an excellent description of this charming and beautiful location PAST the end of the road. Helsingfors staff (primarily our Argentinian/Floridian Nick and the jefe Pablo) are as attentive and charming as you could hope for, the grounds are spectacular and the views are awe-inspiring. We were led on a day hike to "Windy Point" (no misnomer... 60+...

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California
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What a secret little hideaway located in the Los Glaciares National Park! Top notch service and good will make you feel pampered and spoiled as you should be! Wildlife abounds you out your window and as you walk the grounds with the Lake Viedma, Fitzroy and Andes Mts as your backdrop. Hiking in the area is incredible but be ready...

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New York
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you want beautiful views, superior food, super staff, great attention to detail - then this is your place. The main host, Nick, was as good as it gets, always there to attend to your every need without being pushy. If you asked for anything then he made it happen. Natalia, the guide, was very personable and fun to be...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A pleasant stopover to shake the dust off, relax, and refresh on our driving trip down the Andes. Cozy accommodations and common areas, excellent meals, top notch hospitality. Highly recommended, particularly for couples.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 17 November 2016

It's one of those places that will stay in your memory forever. The surroundings are AMAZING: mountains, glaciers, the Viedma lake, the view of the Fitz Roy (cloud permitting), condors, flag-shaped trees, Patagonian skies, you name it. The grounds are very well kept and inviting, right next to a river (its water is drinkable!), surrounded by trees. The lodge is...

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Oregon
Reviewed 4 April 2016

One cannot say enough good things about Helsingfors! Most of all, the staff makes you feel like you are visiting family. The house itself has a warm and inviting feeling. The building has a cozy common area in front featuring a wood fire that the staff constantly attends to. There is a bar that provides refreshment at any time. The...

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Reviewed 18 March 2016

The setting is beyond stunning. Utterly remote and peaceful with heroic views. The sitting and dining areas are beautiful and the food really good - brilliant breakfast buffet. Whoever recruits the staff is doing a fantastic job, they are bright, engaging, fun, enthusiastic - hard to praise them enough. The rooms are not particularly luxurious but entirely comfortable and very...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
During the early 20th century, a Finnish adventurer, Alfred Ranström, settled at the foot of the Andes Mountains, on the SW shores of Lago Viedma. As a memory of his fatherland, he named his estancia after his country's capital city: Helsingfors (Helsinki in Swedish). Here he lived with his wife, Marie Lisau and their children, lightening up this wonderful spot, never imagining that they would be the main characters in one of Patagonia's most touching stories. During the 60's, a traditional family from the province of Santa Cruz bought this beautiful land, and since 1995 they have been receiving visitors from all over the world who wish to discover Patagonia through a unique and exclusive experience such as we offer at Helsingfors. The lodge is surrounded by a majestic natural landscape, protected by lush woods which give way to a panoramic view of the lake, Mount Fitz Roy and the Andes Mountains. It has 9 rooms with a private bathroom, decorated and designed with an exquisite taste, combining colors and textures that blend in with the environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helsingfors

Address: Ruta 21 km 75 | Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $989 - $3,978 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Helsingfors 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Helsingfors Hosteria Hotel Los Glaciares National Park
Helsingfors El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia
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