Ushuaia


Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, a base for hiking, winter sports and cruises to Antarctica. It is a major tourist city, with nice restaurants and quite a lot of things to do.

Location

Ushuaia is located on the Beagle Strait, in Tierra del Fuego.

How to get to Ushuaia

Ushuaia International Airport (USH) serves the city and receives domestic and international flights. Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN Argentina and LADE offer daily connections to Buenos Aires, El Calafate or Rio Grande. There is a flight from Santiago de Chile run by LAN Chile.

By bus you’ll get here by way of Rio Gallegos. This small city receives connections from all over the country.

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Weather

The city has a subpolar oceanic climate. The coldest month is July, with temperatures averaging 1.6C. The warmest month is January, when the average temperature reaches 10.4C. In total, the city experiences over 200 days of light rain or snow.

What to do

There are several museums you can visit while here. Museo Marítimo is located in an old prison and displays the history of Tierra del Fuego. The ticket also allows you to visit Presidio, the museum of the historical military prison of Ushuaia. The Museo del Fin del Mundo is more complex, displaying a collection of birds from Tierra del Fuego and has a library dedicated to the history and nature of Tierra del Fuego.

But Ushuaia is known as a base for exploring the surrounding natural beauty. Hike the Glacier Martial for some excellent views of the city and the Beagle Channel. During the winter months you can also ski here.

Tierra del Fuego National Park offer excellent trails, well marked. Whether you choose easier or harder hikes, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the area. Pack appropriate gear.

Take a catamaran trip around the channel to see the wildlife. Or you can try kayaking in the same area.

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