Don't panic, it might not be the end but it literally feels like it. Known as the southern end of the world, the city of Ushuaia is located in a beautiful landscape with outstanding active travelling. Next to varied wildlife, glaciers and other nature parks, you’ll find the perfect spot to start a cruise to Antarctica. Can it get any better than that?
The biggest attraction in the most southern city of the world is exactly the fact that: it's the most southern city of the world. However, there are a few nice museums and lots of activities that can't be missed. The beautiful and stunning surroundings will make sure you won’t be disappointed of this city in southern Argentina.
This amazing city in South America is enclosed by Andes peaks and the Beagle Channel, creating an extraordinary landscape. These surroundings create the perfect opportunity to go on exiting hikes and trekking through rough hillsides, along lakes, rivers and through magnificent forests. Go to the Glaciar Martial and enjoy the great view over the city and the channel or step on one of the boats for an exiting round tour. Here you can see the vast colonies of penguins, sea-lions and lots of bird species nearby one of the islands. Next to all these activities, there’s always the possibility to go skiing. The season lasts from June till October. Still haven’t had enough? Let yourself be pulled along one of the tracks by a dog sledge.
The port of Ushuaia is the ideal starting point if you are planning a trip to Antarctica. Although a bit expensive, a cruise towards this area will definitely be worthwhile! Since the water is frozen during the winter, ships depart only in the summer which is between November through March. In this period the weather is great and the days are really long. Are you prepared for 24 hours of sunlight a day? It's awesome.
Tierra del Fuego is a national park with lots of small and easy trails that can be walked in one day. Although the park is quite large, it's accessibility is limited to a small area. Therefore, don’t expect to be able to make a multiday hike. However, the scenic views over the bays and forests are truly amazing and make a daytrip a true must if you visit Ushuaia. Birdlife is extensive, so bird spotters definitely go wild here. You might even spot an albatross or condor.
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