Ushuaia is a city that belongs to the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands Province of Argentina. The city is located on the coasts of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego that face the Bay of Ushuaia in the Beagle Channel, and is surrounded by the Martial mountain range. Ushuaia can be accessed by land through the Argentine national route number 3, which is the only land communication route with the southern city. It can also be accessed by sea arriving at the Port of Ushuaia, the second most important port in the country after Buenos Aires, where naval transport ships, commercial, tourist and scientific ships arrive. This port receives more than 400 tourist cruises a year, these normally go to the Malvinas Islands and Antarctica. The Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas International Airport also receives commercial and private flights, being an important access point to the city.
Ushuaia has a tundra climate, characterized by winters that are not too cold, with an average temperature in the coldest month slightly above 1ºC, and by quite cool summers that do not exceed 23 ° C. The absolute temperature records are 29 ° C and -25 ° C. It should be noted that Ushuaia is the second southernmost city in the world after Puerto Williams.
This territory is rich in water resources, with rivers and lakes that feed on local rains and the melting of ice and snow. The river that stands out the most is the Pipo River, which has its sources in the Tierra del Fuego National Park and flows into the Golondrina Bay. As for lakes we can name the Laguna del Diablo, which is small and surrounded by forest, where you can practice ice skating during winter, the rest of the lakes are located in the surroundings of the city. One of the most important attractions of Ushuaia are the glaciers, the closest are the Martial, and the Vinciguerra.
In addition to being a destination with multiple natural landscapes to enjoy, Ushuaia also offers traditional entertainment, among the places that most often attract the attention of tourists are the museums of Ushuaia. The Maritime and Presidio Museum of Ushuaia was founded in 1995 and declared a Historical Monument in 1997, formerly in this building the most dangerous criminals in the region were held, but since it became a museum they exhibit collections that illustrate the maritime history of the region, from the discovery of the Strait of Magellan to the life and customs of the Yámana people. The Museum of the End of the World, is another important museum and is located in the building where a bank worked during the years 1915 and 1978, later the museum was inaugurated that currently preserves a library of works on the southern region.
It should be noted that currently Ushuaia offers all kinds of tourist services, such as accommodation, restaurants, entertainment and tourist tours throughout the bay.
This channel is the division between Chile and Argentina, and the best way to get to know it thoroughly is to take a catamaran tour. It's super cool and highly recommended!
On the tour you can see marine fauna, birds, cliffs, islands, glaciers and the lighthouse at the end of the world. This catamaran ride has an approximate cost of $ 50,000 Chilean pesos per person, but for an experience like this, it may be worth the effort.
The museums of Ushuaia
The end of the world has a great story to tell! And for that there are 4 museums that are super entertaining and that are unmissable in Ushuaia. They are the Maritime Museum, the Presidio Museum, the Antarctic Museum and the Museum of Maritime Art. All of them are in the facilities of what was once the prison at the end of the world. This place is very big and there is so much much to see. Here you can find all the information
No matter where you come from, penguins will always be exotic and particular animals. This tour has a cost of $ 80,000 Chilean pesos and the main destination of the trip is Martillo Island, home to one of the largest penguin colonies in the world. Once there you can photograph the penguins while receiving a talk about their biology and behavior
End of the world railway
This is a trip to the past, and a delight to behold, this railway retains that old and romantic look.
The old and well-preserved wagons take you on a tour around the Pipo River and El Turbal that offer spectacular Patagonian landscapes. Like everything in Ushuaia, the tour has a guide who explains every detail of the history and landscape.