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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 with our own interactive Patagonia map and regional interactive maps, as well as sharing links to other maps which we like from around the web and recommending maps to buy.

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:

Regions and Geographical Landmarks of Patagonia

Sketch map of PatagoniaThe major regions for adventure travel, from top to bottom in the map on the right are:

Also see our guide to where to go in Patagonia for more info 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. This feeds nearly 100 glaciers across the region
  • The volcanoes of northern Patagonia
  • The Magellan Straits
  • The Andes themselves. Although they some of their altitude as they extend south into Patagonia they lose none of their drama or majesty. Cerro FitzRoy at 3,375m is a wonderful spectacle for visitors to El Chalten to enjoy.
  • The Patagonian Steppe. Thousands of miles of semi-arid desert to the East of the Andes and in their rain shadow.

See our section on flights to Patagonia for a map of Patagonia's airports.

Regional Patagonia Maps:

We have interactive Google maps showing glaciers, peaks, accommodation and other landmarks across Patagonia's two most popular regions.

Torres del Paine Map:

El Chalten Map:

Buying a map of Patagonia

If you're planning a trip to Patagonia and you'd like a good map to take with you, please get in touch and we can recommend the best one for you.

For more details on maps to buy for specific regions, see our recommendations for El Chalten & Fitz Roy maps and Torres del Paine maps.

We have a range of maps in stock, so if you'd like to purchase one please contact us.

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.

Map showing towns and regions of Patagonia

Source: Quest Connect

Geographical landmarks and National Parks

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

Map showing Patagonia's main 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 IceCap and the snow-covered peaks in the West, and arid Steppe in the East.

Satellite image of Patagonia

Source: Zonu

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Guide to Patagonia

Patagonia spans over 1,000 miles north to south and landscapes ranging from forests, to glaciers, to volcanoes and deserts. Read our Patagonia Guide to find out: how to get there, when to go, what to see and how to find the best trip. Or find out about:

 

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