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Ushuaia

Separated from mainland South America by the Straits of Magellan, Patagonia's Tierra del Fuego ('Land of Fire') is an island of ancient legend and austere grandeur.

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  • Ushuaia in detail
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Ushuaia in detail

Separated from mainland South America by the Straits of Magellan, Patagonia's Tierra del Fuego ('Land of Fire') is an island of ancient legend and austere grandeur. Ushuaia, set between the green Beagle Channel and snowtipped peaks, claims the title of the world's southernmost town, and its hilly streets and interesting buildings capture the distinctive flavour of a 'frontier' outpost.


Visit the Maritime Museum (formerly a prison) or the Museo del Fin del Undo, to see exhibits on the region's indigenous people, almost none of whom now remain.Take the chairlift and a short hike to view looming Glacier Martial and a panorama of the Beagle Channel with little Ushuaia nestled by its shores below. Further afield, a tour of the spectacular Lapataia National Park will be a must for most visitors. You may have time to visit the spectacular Parque Nacional Tierra Fuego - look for Andean condors, and the colourful couquen (upland goose).

  • Time Zone GMT -3
  • Currency Peso (AR$)
  • Language Spanish
  • Population 58,000

Ushuaia Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
23.5
Feb
22
Mar
20
Apr
16.5
May
13
Jun
10
Jul
10
Aug
11
Sep
13
Oct
16
Nov
18.5
Dec
21.5

rainfall in mm

Jan
99
Feb
107
Mar
124
Apr
89
May
71
Jun
56
Jul
61
Aug
66
Sep
78
Oct
112
Nov
104
Dec
97