ABOUT THE PrOVINCE
The Aysén Region is the least populous of Chile's fifteen regions. The landscape is marked by several glaciations that formed many lakes, channels and fjords. The region still contains icefields including the Northern Patagonian Ice Fieldand the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the world's third largest after those in Antarctica and Greenland.
The Region's climate is classified as a cool oceanic climate with low temperatures, abundant precipitation and strong winds. The relief found throughout the region results in different types of climate zones in the western and eastern parts. There are 4 distinct climate zones found within the region.
The primary sector dominates in the regional economy, which focuses on the exploitation and processing of marine, mining, forestry, and animal resources. Aquaculture is also an important activity and the region contributes 80% of Chile’s salmon output.
Northern Patagonia stands out from the rest of the region because of its woods and water. The former are dense and opaque and covered with vegetation like moss and lichen. The latter can be found in many forms, including lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and fjords. The region’s landscape will captivate you from the moment you arrive. Patagonia’s many rivers and lakes make fly fishing one of the main activities.