Snow-covered Andes Mountains meet the cool currents of the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is home to the Tierra del Fuego National Park and is a gateway to the icy expanse of Antarctica.
Things to do in Ushuaia
Navigate the Beagle Channel on a sailing trip to the end of the world and capture remarkable views of the Patagonian landscape and the city of Ushuaia. See the channel’s iconic red-and-white lighthouse, Faro Les Eclaireurs, and dock at remote islands home to seal lions and albatross.
Get lost amid the emerald lakes, cascading waterfalls and glacial mountains of Tierra del Fuego National Park, renowned for its wild landscapes and diverse scenery. You can follow one of the many signposted trails or take a guided tour to learn about the indigenous Yamam people and the local flora and fauna.
Ever dreamt of walking with penguins? Cruise to Martillo Island to meet a colony of inquisitive Magellanic and gentoo penguins. Animal enthusiasts can also experience the thrill of being pulled through the snow by a pack of Siberian Huskies, while keen skiers can enjoy the slopes at Glacier Martial ski resort.
Ride the world’s southernmost railway to Tierra del Fuego National Park. The one-hour journey follows a historic route once used to transport wood to the Ushuaia Prison. Chug through the frozen landscape, crossing wooden bridges and passing the Macarena Waterfall, all while learning about the history of Ushuaia.
Getting around Ushuaia
Ushuaia is a 15-minute taxi or bus ride from Malvinas Argentinas International Airport. Buses arrive in Ushuaia from nearby cities, including Roi Gallegos, El Calafate and Punta Arenas in Chile. Once in Ushuaia, city buses, taxis, rentals cars and organised tours make exploring easy.