Patagonia

Argentina, Chile and the Tierra del Fuego: Patagonia is just a boat ride away to Antarctica

Why Tierra del Fuego? Because it is the end of the world. It is Patagonia all in a nutshell with national parks, lakes, rivers, and immense untouched land. Even more, Ushuaia, the southernmost town on earth, is the starting point to cross to Antartica.

At the tip of South America, shared by Chile and Argentina, there is an incredible wild landscape. Ferdinand Magellan gave this place the name of Tierra del Fuego (Spanish for “Land of Fire“) because of the bonfires of the Selk’nam Indians. This is is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of South America.

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

What to see?

The remote Chilean side consists of a rough outpost with sheep ranches, roadless forests, lakes, and mountains. In contrast, the Argentine side is very busy with Antarctica-bound cruisers arriving in Ushuaia. In fact, from Cape Horn, the Tierra del Fuego is just a boat ride away to Antarctica.

The Tierra del Fuego national park offers visitors stunning views over the breathtaking scenery. The weather is unpredictable but, despite being at the end of the world, temperatures rarely drop below zero even in winter.

The Tierra del Fuego is Patagonia all in a nutshell. National parks, lakes, rivers, and immense untouched corners of the world. It is a flora and fauna paradise: penguins at Martillo Island, woodpeckers in the forests, and eagles across the channel. 

The quaint town of Ushuaia is the southernmost town on earth. From there, you can sail the Beagle Channel and pass by the Lighthouse at the End of the World. And in Ushuaia ends the Pan American Highway, the road that runs through the Americas from Alaska in the very north of the Americas down to Tierra del Fuego.

Another way to visit this wild landscape is by the Southern Fuegian Railway, the most southerly railway on earth. On this steam train, tourists can travel into the National Park and enjoy a breathtaking natural landscape.

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

Why Tierra del Fuego?

Because it is the end of the world. This incredible land is Patagonia all in a nutshell. National parks, lakes, rivers, and immense untouched land. Furthermore, this is a flora and fauna paradise. Even more, Ushuaia, the southernmost town on earth. This quaint town is the finishing line of the Pan American Highway and the starting point to cross to the seventh continent, Antartica.

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