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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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Full-Day Hiking Tour to the Base of Paine Towers at Torres del Paine National...
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Small-Group Full-Day Guided Hike to Torres del Paine Towers
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Full-Day Tour of Torres del Paine National Park from Puerto Natales

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beautiful blue color!

The color of this lake is absolutely stunning. It is more blue than the skies at certain times/reflections.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

The color of this lake is absolutely stunning. It is more blue than the skies at certain times/reflections.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

The trail along Lago Nordenskjold is part of the "W" circuit of Torres del Paine National Park and several hours away from Puerto Natales. It's mainly a transition between more interesting and more difficult sections of hiking trail. If of advanced age or less adequate physical fitness with ability to walk more than a hour or two this can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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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 3 November 2014

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

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