The O'Higgins Glacier, also known as the Big Glacier, is located in the Chilean Patagonia and is one of the largest of the zone. Its area, of 820 kms, starts at the Lautaro Volcano and ends at Lake O'Higgins. It has a length of 45 km and a width of 3.5 km.
Most of the navigations that visit it sail from Villa O'Higgins, the last point of the famous Carretera Austral.
The weather in this place is both rainy maritime (in the coastal zone and fiords) and cold near the mountains). It rains all year round, even in summer. The average annual temperature is 8°C.
It is advisable to wear clothes that are suitable for rain.
Make sure you buy everything you need in the big cities. The rest of the towns have limited stock of things, and the prices are higher than in the city.
Stores in rural areas are open all day, but they close between 13.00 and 15.00. We advise you to carry local currency (Chilean pesos), since it isn’t possible to pay with debit or credit cards in kiosks and rural stores.
Do not litter on parks or streets. Taking care of our environment is everyone's responsibility. Avoid fines by following the rules.