Land of countless glaciers, snow peaked mountains and insanely blue lakes and rivers. That’s what comes to my mind when I think of Chile.

It’s undoubtedly one of the most pristine countries we have ever visited.

And it seems they have it all, you just choose whatever you’d like to see: desert, volcanoes, fjords, glaciers, mountains, ocean or penguins, whales, sea lions & guanacos or the southernmost city in the world.

We traveled extensively through Chile (the mountainous part Patagonia especially) and saw so much beauty it’s too hard to put it into words. So here it is, a photo essay of Chile in 50 pictures.

Although I’m not even sure pictures do it justice, you just have to go and see it yourself. You can easily forget about New Zealand or Iceland and go to Chile. You can thank me later 😉 or not, just enjoy yourself!

I’ve put together these pictures of Chile to inspire your future travels. And I’m sure they will.

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Pictures of Chile

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Villa O'Higgins

I will “wow” you right from the beginning, this is one of the many places where we haven’t seen a single human on a full day hike.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Marble Caves, Chile

But you will see a thousand shades of blue, and this is a nice example I think.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Patagonia National Park

Help me decide who has the funniest face expression from Chilean wildlife – sea lion, penguin or guanaco?

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Glacier in remote Chile

Let’s not forget what will leave you speechless in Chile – GLACIERS.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Exploradores Glacier, Chile

Oh yes, and you can walk on/inside some of them!

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Patagonia National Park

And camp in the newest national park in Chile – Patagonia National Park.

In case you like remote places, let me introduce you to Monte San Valentin (4,058m), the highest mountain in Chilean Patagonia and part of a giant North Patagonian Icefield.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - W trek in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

Patagonia is the perfect playground for fans of the outdoors. The first trek we’ve completed independently was W trek in Torres del Paine National Park, it’s ideal for beginners.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Grey Glacier, W trek in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

You will see a huge glacier up close and personal!

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Chile

Can you spot the small fishing boat sailing close to the fjord covered with a glacier?

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Puerto Williams, Chile

It was on the way to here – Puerto Williams, the southernmost city in the world.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Cerro La Bandera, Puerto Williams, Chile

You can hike at the end of the world, how cool is that?

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Glacier in Chile

You won’t get bored on the ferry during those 33 hours to get there, there is no shortage of glaciers and sea lions on the way.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Chile

And waterfalls..of course.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Cerro La Bandera, Puerto Williams, Chile

You will see Argentina across the Beagle Channel while standing in Chile.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - autumn in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

If you come in the autumn, Patagonia looks beautiful, don’t you think?

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Some mornings are warm & sunny and some are cloudy & snowy…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Patagonia, Chile

…either way the day gets better when you see a waterfall coming out of a glacier…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…or a new shade of blue…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Cerro Castillo, Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…or a combination of both.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - W trek in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

As you can see, one of my recommendation would be to get up early and go watch a sunrise in the mountains.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Queulat National Park

You will beat the crowds (although in some places they do not exist)…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Hanging Glacier in Patagonia, Chile

…and have the natural wonders of Chilean Patagonia all to yourself.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Patagonia Nationa Park along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

Given the chance, cool off in the water and enjoy your surroundings.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Marble Caves along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

Or just stare in disbelief if you’re dreaming, like me.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Marble Caves along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

Look at the details of the rock and those colours. I think it’s pretty amazing.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Atacama Desert in Chile

Atacama Desert is where we entered Chile from Bolivia, it is the driest desert on Earth and the complete opposite of the southern part.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - fjord in Chile

On the southern end of Chile are…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - fjords in Chile

…fjords…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - along Carretera Austral in Patagonia, Chile

…and mountains…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Tierra del Fuego, Chile

…the southernmost part called Tierra del Fuego…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Puerto Williams, Chile

…where people live in harsh conditions all year long…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Puerto Williams, Chile

…cause it’s so windy and chilly.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Villa O'Higgins, end of Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

One of our all time favourite parts of Chile is Carretera Austral.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Patagonia National Park along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

We’ve seen plenty of friendly and shy guanacos…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Villa O'Higgins, end of Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…hiked somewhere new almost every day…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Exploradores Glacier along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…tried glacier trekking…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Cerro Castillo along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…hitchhiked along the way for 2 weeks…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Patagonia National Park along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…enjoyed quite time in the wilderness…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Patagonia National Park, along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…slept under the stars…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…and met many friendly Chileans.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Lago O'higghins at the end of Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

Now we can’t wait to go back.

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Puerto Natales near Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

One things is for sure…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

…Chilean Patagonia is full of glaciers…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Puerto Natales near Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

…wildlife…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Puerto Rio Tranquilo along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…blue lakes and rivers…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Cerro La Bandera near Puerto Williams, Navarino Island, Chile

…breathtaking hikes…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Grey Glacier during W trek in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

…and other activities…

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Exploradores Glacier along Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

…for adventurous people!

50 insane pictures of Chile to inspire your travels - Villa O'Higgins, end of Carretera Austral, Patagonia, Chile

Plan your Chilean adventure and stay as long as you can, you will not want to leave.


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About Maya Steiningerova

Heyo, I’m Maya! An adventure athlete currently living near the Canadian Rockies with my partner in crime Michal. I love running in the mountains, jumping in the ice cold lakes, mountain biking and trying not so common activities, such as mountaineering. By showing that an ordinary person can live an extraordinary life, my hope is to inspire you to live an adventurous life and provide you with tips and tools for your own adventure.