With one of the most magnificent landscapes in the world, Ushuaia marks the tip of the South American continent and the gateway to Tierra Del Fuego National Park. With snow-capped mountains behind the village and the icy cold Beagle Channel before it, Ushuaia is both an adventurer's haven and a glamorous outpost.
Stunning scenery, superb snow sports and spectacular wildlife: welcome to the ‘End of the World’.
Things to do
Hire a private boat and skipper for the day and go sailing in the magnificent Beagle Channel. Admire snowy peaks and watch for seals, walruses and a variety of birds perching on the various islands. Or cruise out to the secluded Les Eclaireurs lighthouse before docking at one of the Beagle Channel islands to see the unique flora and fauna that make their home in this exotic setting. Head back across Ushuaia Bay to the harbour in time to watch the sun set over the water.
Ushuaia is the perfect base for setting off on day tours to see more of Argentina’s extraordinary nature. Hire a helicopter to take you over beautiful Ushuaia Bay. Travel in a 4X4 to see the Esmeralda Lagoon and remote coastal and mountain spots. Or, visit a penguin farm: Magellanic Penguins are funny little fellows that will dart around playfully by your feet as you walk the boardwalks of their preserve.
At the edge of breathtaking Tierra del Fuego National Park, hiking and rock-climbing opportunities abound in Ushuaia year round. In winter, head to the Cerro Castor glacier for snowboarding, sledging or snowshoeing. Cerro Castor also features the southernmost ski resort in the world – with over 20 slopes and spectacular views to boot.
Book ahead for Beagle Channel views, then take time over plates of fresh seafood at one of Ushuaia's elegant restaurants.
Top Tip from SLH