Posts Tagged 'Ushuaia'

back on the bus in Argentina

From the Southernmost City in the World to the Coolest City on the Continent

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Ushuaia – Southernmost City in the World

The capital city of Tierra del Fuego, Argentine Antartica and the South Atlantic Islands, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and the gateway to Antartica which is located just 1000km away. Situated along the coast of the Beagle Channel and backed by spectacular Fuegan Andes peaks, the natural landscape here – as in much of Patagonia – is stunning. Once a key naval base and port city, today tourism drives the city’s economy and many different types of travelers end up here including backpackers, cruisers, the Antartica-bound and those undertaking South American biking, motorcycling or driving journeys. Ushuaia’s main attraction is simply being at the edge of the world – especially rewarding after having traveled across the continent – and it’s here that many travelers choose to end their South American journeys. As for us, we still have a long way to go, but that didn’t stop us from spending a few days in Ushuaia celebrating our arrival and admiring the magnificent beauty of the region.

cruising the Beagle Channel

A voyage along the Beagle Channel, the channel that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, is a rare opportunity to experience being at sea at the end of the world.  It gets pretty cold out on the water.  Luckily, we were able to warm up with a cup of mate and a couple of locally brewed Beagle Lagers.

Tierra del Fuego

Located 12km west of Ushuaia, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego is Argentina’s southernmost protected area. Extending from the Beagle Channel in the south to Lago Fagnano in the north, the park is home to variety of wildlife including foxes, rabbits and the Canadian beaver. Only a small part of the park is accessible to the public and can be easily explored on a day trip from Ushuaia.

all the way to the end of the world

El Fin del Mundo, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Argentina