Tierra del Fuego is a land that gathers vast forests, valleys, glaciers, mountains and maritime coasts that give life to a unique natural landscape with historical, cultural and artistic content.
Located further south of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego will enchant you with the mountains of the last section of the Andes mountain range on one side, and the glaciers on the other, giving you an unforgettable view
The province of Tierra del Fuego is made up of the Isla Grande, the Antarctic Argentina, and the South Atlantic Islands. And Isla Grande is the one located in the extreme south of the country, being the most visited, which is to be expected given its extraordinary natural beauty.
At the southern end of the Argentine Republic, on the Isla Grande of Tierra del Fuego, is Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Located on the Beagle Channel, it is the capital and a first level tourist pole. Ushuaia can be reached by National Route 3 or by plane.
With stunning views of the sea, forests, lakes, and mountains, Ushuaia is a picturesque city with an important infrastructure of services for tourism, an elegant shopping center and a growing social and cultural activity that will undoubtedly fascinate you.
Ushuaia offers, in its surroundings, unexplored virgin territories that invite you to discover them. Therefore, the main activities that can be done in this privileged corner are related to nature, among them, trekking, horseback riding, climbing, and diving.
There is also another places for those who want only to contemplate beautiful places through unmissable cruises and expeditions that cross islands, glaciers, bays, and cliffs. Another option is to visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park, with typical animal and plant species, and important testimonies of the first inhabitants of the region.
Separated from the continent, Tierra del Fuego is shared with Chile and in the eastern and southern part, there is a maritime coastline. You can see when the Argentine side ends, since it is differentiated by three well-marked zones.
Standing out the city of Rio Grande, on the Atlantic Ocean in the north, the terrain is of plateaus and plains with sparse vegetation of coirones. In this part of the island, you will have the opportunity to see guanacos, foxes, sheep and cattle breeding; there is also the possibility of observing the maritime horizon.
In the center of the province of Tierra del Fuego, in a transitional area, is the municipality of Tolhuin on the headwaters of Lake Fagnano, gateway to the Andean-Patagonian forests. The natural attractions in this area are the Provincial Heart of the Island, Laguna Negra and Rio Valdez Reserves, sites that provide a unique access to lagoons, forests, cliffs, streams, beavers and peat bogs, through activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and fishing.
Towards the south of Tierra del Fuego, there is a sector of low mountains that form part of the Andes mountain range. There, the presence of forests is constant and their species develop following the presence of stream water.
Attractive activities to do!
Skiing in Cerro Castor
Austral and young wherever you look, since its inauguration Cerro Castor receives more and more visitors not only from Argentina but from all over the world, who come to the city of Ushuaia to enjoy excellent snow. Very close to the end of the world, where the sea and the mountains will come together before your eyes, the Cerro Castor ski center is only 195 meters above sea level and reaches 1,057 meters on its summit.
The striking image of Lago Fagnano stands out between the mountains and the rugged plateau. Its vibrant blue is curled by the southern wind, forming waves that break on the shore. With an extension of about 100 kilometers, its large surface can be seen from the Argentine territory, and is shared with Chile to other waters in that country in the Strait of Magellan, through the Azopardo River.
The End of the World Train
It’s one of the most emblematic tours that takes place in the city of Ushuaia. It will be enough to get on the wagon of a train to travel in time to a special past. Today you will find other locomotives and wagons, but the route remains intact and will allow you to live a unique experience. The route was carried out by convicts in the prison to fulfill their daily routine in the forests surrounding the southern town.
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Considered one of the best tourist spots in Latin America, this is a place that you should visit has an incredible flora and fauna, some really beautiful landscapes and other attractions that make this place stand out. Visiting and touring it will take more than a week if you want to enjoy it to the fullest.
The Beagle Channel
It is a perfect tourist destination due to its mythical lakes, its beautiful landscapes, and amazing glaciers. The architecture of their villages and the simplicity of their nature will allow you to feel the comfort of the purest winter that could exist. Their great bio-diversity will give you a unique experience, full of colors and emotions. In spite of the low temperatures they will transmit warmth and tranquility which will make you want to come back always. Its different islands, rivers, and lakes are enough to always have a reason to return, because there are so many that in just one trip you will not be able to appreciate everything.
Tourists from all over the world visit Tierra del Fuego every year, attracted by the particular mystique of its geography and its natural environment. The island has innumerable places full of natural life, making it one of the most chosen destinations for a different vacation.
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