Ushuaia is the capital of the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands. It is located by the Beagle Channel, in a beautiful bay protected from the wind, surrounded by the Martial mountain range. It has a unique landscape in the southernmost part of Argentina; it combines mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. The irregular topography has created an extremely picturesque city that mixes colors and uneven pieces of land, together with the silhouette of the Andes, which stands out against the firmament. Ushuaia is a picturesque city that has a great service infrastructure for tourism: an elegant shopping mall and an increasing social and cultural activity.
It is the uttermost region on Earth, source of inspiration, of challenge, of myths and legends that remain even for those who never walked these lands or navigated the Southern Seas. Ushuaia will give you the chance to discover unexplored virgin territory inviting you to an adventure. Hence, the main activities that may be carried out at this privileged corner of the Earth are related to nature: trekking, horse riding, climb and diving.
In summer, the landscape may be discovered walking, by bus, riding a horse, sailing and even by train; in winter, through cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and traveling the plains on snowmobiles or on dog sleds. The modern facilities located in gorgeous valleys will guarantee a season to enjoy to all the winter fans. In the city you’ll find the End of the World Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Prison Museum, the Yamana Museum, the Handicrafts Market, the End of the World Train and the Ushuaia Aquarium.
There are two hundred bird species living in the woods, the coasts and the mountains in all Tierra del Fuego. There is a large variety of mammals, such as the Andean Fox, the Rufous-tailed Hawk, the Peregrine Falcon, the South American Sea lion or the Chinstrap Penguin. The weather is unpredictable, in a very same day it may change constantly. There usually are very low temperatures. There are few rainfalls, but the environment remains damp, due to the capacity of the soil to retain water. Because of the latitude where we are, the daylight hours vary a lot in winter and in summer. During the summer we are able to perform longer walks thanks to the fact that there are more daylight hours.
Lured by the particular mystic of its geography and the natural environment, tourists from all over the world come to Ushuaia every year and make of this charming place one of the most popular destinations to spend some different holidays.