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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Great food, actually some of the best we had on our trip. First rate service. Good cocktails. Took the horses up the hill one day and then hiked to the top. Magical. The mountain was shrouded in mist the day we were up there. It was still beautiful, but we want to see the glacier and so have a good...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 March 2014

If you are traveling to Patagonia and want to be off the beaten path in a gorgeous location far from civilization but in a very civilized hotel, this is the place. It's 91 km for a dirt road but on the drive we saw rheas, guanacos, eagles, condors, and even a grey fox. Once you reach Helsingfors you still have...

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3Thank paul f
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 13 January 2014

This Estancia was a massive disappointment and this is the first negative review I have ever left on Trip Advisor as I hate critizing people but apart from the wonderful drive in our jeep from El Calafate and a good location, I personally think that you can't charge USD1421 for one night and offer us cold food (which didn't look...

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8Thank Christopher B
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Stayed at Helsingfors in December. This was the best part of our trip to Patagonia (surpassing even our trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier). Helsingfors offered the comforts of home in the beauty of the wilderness. We had a great time filled with outdoor activities, but we also knew that we were expecting an active vacation, not a resort by...

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Dyno-ba, Propietario at Helsingfors, responded to this review

Thank you for take time to write this review and for your kind words, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our lodge. All the Best The Helsingfors Staff

Kentfield
Reviewed 16 March 2013

You can't adequately describe how special this place is, you have to stay there and let your own thoughts describe it for you. Located on Lagos Viedma with a remote setting thats stunning. It is even more spectacular when you hike up the surrounding mountains and look at it from on high. Staff are are all wonderful and do everything...

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2Thank johnbud
Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Recent 2 night stay. Location is stunning and indescribably beautiful. Facilities remind one of a quaint Swiss lodge, with cozy furniture and fire place. Food was outstanding, with a chef recently trained in Italy. Rooms were large with comfortable beds, but 3-4 star furnishings and bathroom fixtures. One downside was they no longer have a boat to facilitate hikes to...

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Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights based on a friends recommendation. The location is breath taking, and the remoteness is very special. You are in the national park, but because of its remoteness, you don't see anyone other than the hotel guests. The staff were fantastic, being very warm and genuine. The food was also excellent. Were first time horse riders - was...

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Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Helsingfors is inside Argentina's Glacier National Park, three-and-half hours by car from the nearest town, so you wouldn't want to go there unless you like the outdoors. If you do, though, it is a trip well worth taking. The resort is tiny, accommodating only 18 or so guests, with a full-time staff of ten. The accommodations are truly first class,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Loved it so much. The location is staggering - you have a glacial lake and vast Andean vistas all to yourself. The lodge itself is a perfect response to the rare beauty of the enviromnent - simple but very comfortable, and the people who run the place are the most delightful, charming, knowledgeable bunch of people you might ever hope...

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2Thank Nick D
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Prior to my trip to Argentina, I labored over the decision of whether to stay at Eolo, Estancia Cristina, or Hosteria Helsingfors while in the Patagonia region. I was looking for total seclusion, a variety of fun outdoor activities, good food, and a nice place to propose to my gf. It was the most difficult decision of the most complicated...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
During the early 20th century, a Finnish adventurer, Alfred Ranström, settled at the foot of the Andes Mountains, on the SW shores of Lago Viedma. As a memory of his fatherland, he named his estancia after his country's capital city: Helsingfors (Helsinki in Swedish). Here he lived with his wife, Marie Lisau and their children, lightening up this wonderful spot, never imagining that they would be the main characters in one of Patagonia's most touching stories. During the 60's, a traditional family from the province of Santa Cruz bought this beautiful land, and since 1995 they have been receiving visitors from all over the world who wish to discover Patagonia through a unique and exclusive experience such as we offer at Helsingfors. The lodge is surrounded by a majestic natural landscape, protected by lush woods which give way to a panoramic view of the lake, Mount Fitz Roy and the Andes Mountains. It has 9 rooms with a private bathroom, decorated and designed with an exquisite taste, combining colors and textures that blend in with the environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helsingfors

Address: Ruta 21 km 75 | Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $1,034 - $4,233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Helsingfors 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Helsingfors Hosteria Hotel Los Glaciares National Park
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