Patagonia Map: Regions, landmarks, best maps

Patagonia is a vast region spanning over 1,000 miles from top to bottom, with the Pacific as its western boundary, the Atlantic on its East and the wilderness of Antarctica to the south. There is disagreement as to exactly how the region's boundaries are defined, partly because it sits across both Chile and Argentina, but Argentine Patagonia starts south of the Rio Colorado and extends down to the Southern tip of Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn.

Here we'll help you understand the different areas of Patagonia and its major geographical landmarks. We also have a selection of regional and activity-specific maps, as well as our map of Patagonia.

Map of Places to Go in Patagonia

Places to Go in Patagonia Illustrated Map SWO

Swoop's Interactive Google Maps

Regional maps

Torres del Paine Map  

(You can also take a look at our Torres del Paine map page, which shows you all about places to go in the park, where to stay and trekking routes.)

El Chalten Map

Carretera Austral Map

Perito Moreno Map

Activity Maps

Useful Maps

Regions and Geographical Landmarks of Patagonia

Patagonia Illustrated Map SWO

The major regions for adventure travel, from North to South are:

Also see our guide to where to go in Patagonia for more information on these places, and other less visited destinations.

The major geographical landmarks are:

  • The Patagonian Ice Cap (aka Hielo Continental, or Ice Sheet) - both North and the larger South can be seen when trekking in Patagonia. The Ice Cap feeds nearly 100 glaciers across the region
  • The volcanoes of northern Patagonia
  • The Magellan Straits and Cape Horn, which are visited on Patagonia Cruises
  • The Andes themselves - although they lose some of their altitude as they extend south into Patagonia they lose none of their drama or majesty. Trekking Fitz Roy and El Chalten allows you to behold the wonderful spectacle of Cerro Fitz Roy's 3,375m peak
  • The Patagonian Steppe - thousands of miles of semi-arid desert lie to the East of the Andes and in their rain shadow
  • The Carretera Austral - the 'Southern Highway' stretches through over 1200km of rugged Patagonian landscape

Swoop's Google Map of the Highlights of Patagonia

Our interactive Patagonia Map shows our top recommendations for places to visit in Patagonia, from the most spectacular glaciers to the best spots to see wildlife:

Maps of Patagonia from across the web

Here are a selection of maps that we thought were helpful from across the web:

Regions and towns

This one is helpful because it shows most of the major towns, and the political regions.

Source: Quest Connect

Geographical landmarks

This, from National Geographic, gives a good sense of the major geographical landmarks.

Source: National Geographic

Satellite Map of Pataognia

And this satellite image, taken towards the end of Patagonian winter, gives a great sense of the Ice Cap and the snow-covered peaks in the West, and arid Steppe in the East.

Source: Zonu

Printed maps of Patagonia

We no longer sell maps, but anyone is welcome to call into our office in Bristol to look over the maps with an expert.

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