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Tierra del Fuego
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Plane

The International Airport Islas Malvinas, inaugurated in 1998, is the operation base for all types of planes, the most common means of transpotation to get to the island of Tierra del Fuego.Different airlines connect Ushuaia with the rest of the world.

By Boat

Several sea lines and scientific ships include Ushuaia as a stopover in their trips to Antarctica or the Fuegian channels, apart from an important stock transportation from the rest of the country as from abroad.

By Car

You can only get to Ushuaia from Río Grande along National Route 3. You can cross the frontier to Chile through Paso San Sebastián after you have come to the island by ferry boat across the Strait of Magellan from Punta Delgada to Bahía Azul through the international pass of Monte Aymond or by ferry boat from Punta Arenas to Porvenir.
Since you must leave the country to arrive by land you have to consider the need to count on all the documentation necessary for a trip to bordering countries, as in the case of minors not emancipated, who must have a legalized authorization of both parents, or the impossibility to cross the frontier with perishable food.

Key places to visit
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Military Prison, Maritime Museum, Austral Railroad Fuegino, State Island


Places to Visit

Tierra del Fuego National Park

The lakes, rivers, peaks and glaciers within Tierra del Fuego National Park attract visitors and hikers to Argentina's first coastal national park, a 63,000ha/156,000ac area extending from the Beagle Channel to the Chilean Border to Lago Kami in the north.The park lacks good hiking trails but there are several short routes. Inside its borders, the local flora and fauna are protected.

Military Prison

The Military Prison in Ushuaia displays mannequins and cut-outs which are placed in the cells of Ushuaia's most famous prison that was in use 1902-1947. Information on the penal railway is included.

 Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum in Ushuaia features scale models of famous ships such as Darwin's Beagle and Amundsen's Fram. The museum is housed in the infamous former military prison.

Austral Railroad Fuegino

Ferrocarril Austral Fuegino is an elegant, antique collection of heated train carriages, pulled by a steam locomotive.Leaving from the Fin del Mundo station, 8km/5mi west of Ushuaia, the train travels through the Tierra del Fuego National Park as far as Canadon de Toro during a two-hour round trip.

State Island

East of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, separated by a 30km/19mi strait called Le Maire, are the sharp and craggy peaks of Isla de los Estados.The island is 65km/40mi long and in it ranges from 16km/10mi to 500m/.3mi in width.The south of the island is beaten with storms and many sailing ships have vanished in the surrounding waters.

Right Time to Visit

January - June


January - February -> 26(°C) - Summer
July - August -> 2(°C) - Spring


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