ARGENTINA: USHUAIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO

The southern port city of Ushuaia, gateway to Antarctica, has a fascinating history and a real frontier atmosphere!

Ushuaia is often claimed by Argentinians as the ‘southernmost city in the world’, yet if you ask a Chilean they will tell you that Puerto Williams is actually the southernmost city in the world! Puerto Williams is certainly further south, but the debate seems to revolve around whether Puerto Williams can be considered a city or just a town. Either way, Ushuaia is a long way south, a little over 3.5 hours by plane from Buenos Aires, located on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Steeped in mercantile and explorer history and encircled by the Martial Mountains, this isolated port city has a colourful past and a charm all of its own. The surrounding area of Tierra del Fuego has a harsh and rugged beauty and is perfect for a variety of adventure activities. Visitors can take excursions to the national park, visit the sea lion and penguin colonies, ride the end of the world train and take boat trips along the infamous Beagle channel.

Best Time To Visit Ushuaia & Tierra Del Fuego

Weather in Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego is very unpredictable and you will often experience four seasons in a day. The best time to go would be December until March as these are the summer months and many outdoor activities are possible, but the region can be visited any time from September until April. The winter (May until August) is very cold and dark and many hotels and services shut.

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Weather Averages in Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego

Ushuaia and Tierra Del Fuego Weather Averages

Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego Highlights

The barren landscapes of Tierra del Fuego are perfect for remote adventure activities. Below are our best reasons to visit Argentina’s southernmost province.

  • Take a boat trip down the beagle channel
  • Discover the historic estancia haberton
  • Take the end of the world train
  • Get off road with a 4x4 trip to Fagnano and Escondido lakes
  • Explore gable island and the penguin colony

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