Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego Coat of Arms

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Geografical Location


Tierra del Fuego Map

Area: 21.571 Km2


Population: 101.079 habitantes (Censo 2001).


Capital City: Ushuaia.

Main Cities: Ushuaia ,Río Grande, Tolhuin


Tierra del Fuego It is the most austral province of Argentina.

It includes half of the Land island of the Fire, as well as the States island. It is separated of the rest of the country by the Straits of Magallanes, and its capital city is Ushuaia, considered the southermost city of the world.

The island got its name from the Portuguese navigator Magallanes, who sailed through the namedStraits, and observeed flames on the coast.

The original inhabitants of the island, the Onas, have unfortunately desappeared, after being persecuted and exterminated by the conquerors.

The North zone of the territory is formed by a plain waved with good quality of grass. The southern zone has several mountainous cords covered by coihue, lenga, ñire and calafate forests.

Ushuaia

Weather Forecast for Ushuaia

Weather Condition in Ushuaia


Ushuaia seen from Beagle Channel

The weather in Tierra del Fuego is extremely unstable at any season of the year, changing completely from one day to another or even during the same day. It is not as severe as people think, since mountains and the sea attenuate winds and the temperature.

In summer, particularly in January, the average temperature is 9.6 C° at night and it may rise to 18 C° during the day. The lowest temperatures are registered in winter (end of July / beginning of August) with an average of 1 C°. Autumn and spring are considerably unstable as regards the weather.

Due to its proximity to the south pole and the variations of the January solstice, a peculiar characteristic of the island is that in the summer sunlight may last seventeen hours and a half hours (January) whereas in winter (July), it may last only seven or eight hours, even when days are clear and bright.

Tierra del Fuego, alike the rest of Patagonia, is an area of strong winds from western quadrant. Between August and September they become stronger, generally weakening during the rest of the year.

In summer, you can carry out exciting activities such as trekking, horse-riding, mountain biking, sport fishing and the most fascinating trips along the Beagle Channel, or even to the Antarctic.

In winter, the snow-covered landscape changes its appearance. Days are usually clear and bright. There are several winter sport centers where you can go cross-country skiing or you can practice Alpine skiing at Mt Castor tracks.

Tourism:

Tierra del Fuego it is an attraction on itself but Ushuaia being the southernmost city on earth get most of the attention.

Tourists should also visit The Train of the End of the World and Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Places to Visit

Ushuaia


Tierra del Fuego National Park

Train of the End of the World


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Ushuaia Tours

  • Ushuaia 5 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 393

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  • Ushuaia 4 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 278

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  • Ushuaia 3 Stars
    4 days/3 nights
    - 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
    - Transfers in/out Airport - Hotel in the city
    - Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion
    - National Park Tickets not included
    Rates from USD 292

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Tours in Ushuaia

  • Penguin navigation
    We began sailing out of Puerto Tourist our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying, as we move away fro...[+] Read More
  • Train of the End of the World
    Train of the End of the World. Not includes National Park access ticket....[+] Read More
  • Seal´s Island Navigation with transfer RT
    We started sailing out over the harbor of our city, toward the Beagle Channel, enjoy as we move away from the panoramic ...[+] Read More
  • Presidio Museum
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  • Ski: Castor Hill
    Castor Mount is the newest in Argentina and, like everything in Ushuaia, the southernmost in the world. Located close to...[+] Read More
  • Estancia Harberton Navigation
    We began sailing out of Puerto Tourist our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying, as we move away fro...[+] Read More
  • National Park, Hiking & Canoeing
    This is one of the most visited Ushuaia is close and accessible from the city and does not impose a way of approaching i...[+] Read More
  • Off Road lakes
    Lagos Off-Road is our fun and intense to know the secrets hidden behind the southern Andes. It is suitable for all types...[+] Read More
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