Discover Ushuaia, the southernmost city on earth
By Brenda Nieto |
Ushuaia, the southernmost city on Earth, invites you to climb Tierra del Fuego’s third highest mountain and to visit the Antarctica in Argentina.
Ushuaia, the southernmost city on earth, is capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). It is a province shared by Chile and Argentina that is surrounded by a mountain range. Tierra del Fuego has been inhabited for approximately 10 millennia. However, it wasn’t until 1884 that the city of Ushuaia was founded. Its inhabitants came from countries such as Italy, Croatia, and Chile, among others. This multicultural quality is what gave the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere. DINKtravelers, as your world travel guide, invites you to travel to Ushuaia: the southernmost city on earth.
A Walk Along Ushuaia, the Southernmost City on Earth
Ushuaia offers a wide range of urban activities to get to know the sourthernmost city on Earth. It also has natural reserves and the best panoramic views you can imagine of Tierra del Fuego.
Start your tour of the southernmost capital in the world in the old city. Visit the Museum of the End of the World. It’s one of the oldest buildings in Ushuaia! Besides, it houses a library that especialices in anthropology, archeology, ethnology and other subjects.
If you prefer something more active, take a bicycle guided tour across the southernmost city on Earth. DINKtravelers recommends this activity that is environmentally friendly. Apart from this ecological advantage, it takes you across the Pipo River Valley, 10 km from Ushuaia. At the same time it crosses nearby forests ending at the tourist pier. Once there you’ll have one of the best views combining city and nature. We’re sure that this experience will amaze you.
The Tierra del Fuego National Park the greatest attraction in Ushuaia
One of the greatest attractions in Ushuaia is the Tierra del Fuego National Park. It can be accessed from the city by taking a bus at Maipú Avenue. By the way, this avenue is famous for the mountains that surround it. Once at the National Park, the main activity there is trekking. Make sure you wear comfortable hiking boots as the long walks will take you to lakes, bays, rivers and forests. Also visit La Pataia, where the roads of the American continent end. Exploring La Pataia will help you understand why Ushuaia is known as the southernmost city on Earth.
Another way to get to Tierra del Fuego National Park is from End of the World Train Station. From there you can take the bus at Vicia Plaza or at the tourist pier. A long time ago, Ushuaia had a prison, and the prisoners had to be transported by train. After some time the train was abandoned. In 1994 it started operating again as a tourist transport across the southernmost capital in the world.
Natural Ushuaia in all its Splendour
After visiting the the southernmost city on Earth and falling in love with its architecture, it’s time to venture to the natural world of Tierra del Fuego. The activities you can practice depend on the season in which you travel. Therefore, always remember to check for availability.
You can go camping in the Patagonian Forest, the Walking Lagoon and the Sheep Canyon. On the other hand, in Emerald Lagoon you can find beavers in their natural habitat. There, the glacier landscape will captivate you with its beauty.
If you like mountaineering you can climb the third highest mountain in the Big Island of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Beagle Channel on a kayak, go trekking at the Vinciguerra Glacier and take amazing pictures at its ice caves. Otherwise, if don’t enjoy walking, go on a helicopter ride and enjoy the views of the Beagle Channel, Emerald Lake and the Andes.
In Ushuaia, Go Beyond The End of The World
At the port of Ushuaia there are ships that can take you beyond the end of the world. Yes, you can visit the Argentinian Antartica. The best time to go is from November to March, so that you can visit the South Shetland Islands. There are twenty islands that house colonies of various types of penguins, sea lions, sea elephants, crab seals, humpback whales and killer whales. In addition, you can attend lectures by specialists who can teach you more about these animals and their habitat. Remember to check for availability of each activity and pack the necessary clothing for each one. Also, don’t forget to pack your camera because the views you will have will be unforgettable.