Top 10 Places to Visit in Ushuaia

By Admin | Last Updated November 15, 2019

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Ushuaia, Argentina

A national park in Argentina. The first coastal national park in Argentina. Find all the facets of nature here – forests, glaciers, lakes, mountains, rivers, valleys & waterfalls. An impressive biodiversity as almost 20 animal species and 90 species of birds have made the park their home. Hike along the trails and camp inside. Soak in the beauty.

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Estancia Harberton

Ushuaia, Argentina

The oldest estancia in Tierra del Fuego. Founded by Thomas Bridges, an Anglican Missionary and linguist. Founded in 1886, the estancia is still managed by the descendents of Thomas Bridges. On your visit to the ranch, you will be shown around the place, with its neat gardens and giant whale jaw decorating the gate way.

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Beagle Channel

Ushuaia, Argentina

Located in the southern tip of South America, the Beagle Channel is a popular strait in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It lies between the borders of Chile and Argentina. Watch endemic dolphins and pygmy right whales. The Beagle channel is the gateway to Antarctica. You can also spot the elusive Albatross out there.

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Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse

Ushuaia, Argentina

Located In the Canal Beagle, Ushuaia, it is a conical shaped lighthouse located on the north eastern-most island of the Les Eclaireurs group of Islands. It is a very popular tourist attraction. You can hop on to short boat tours from Ushuaia. Argentines call it the ‘Lighthouse at the End of the World’. Opened on 23rd December’1920.

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Fuegian Andes

Ushuaia, Argentina

Visit to the Fuegian Andes and encounter nature at its best in Carbajal, Tierra Mayor and Las Cotorras Valleys, where all types of skiing activities are evident. Hike in the summers, ski in the winters. Get ready to be mesmerized by the Lakes Escondido and Fagnano. Get the taste the Fuegian asado.

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Martial Glacier

Ushuaia, Argentina

One of the most popular hikes in Ushuaia. Martial Glacier offers great views of the Beagle channel, the mountains and Ushuaia city. A great option for adventurists and nature lovers. Only a few kilometers away from Ushuaia. The shortness of the hike adds to its popularity. Great for trekking activities and also has facilities for chairlift.

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Old Prison of Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Argentina

The old prison of Ushuaia, located in Gobernador Paz, Yaganes had 380 cells which housed more than 600 convicts. Closed in 1947. Now, it is not just a museum but a world of historical facts. The inmates took part in building the city and its buildings. The prison housed Ushuaia’s first printing press, telephone and electricity.

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Maritime Museum of Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Argentina

Located in the old prison of Ushuaia, along with Antarctic Museum, Marine Art Museum & the Prison Museum. Hosts a vast collection of models and artifacts related to the history of Tierra del Fuego. Highlights the life in the prison and also houses exhibits from the expeditions of Amundsen, Scott, Shackleton and an attached art gallery.

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Isla Martillo

Ushuaia, Argentina

Get to the bottom of the world and enjoy the walk with penguins at the Martillo island. It takes around 6 hours to complete this tour. Sail en-route across the Beagle Channel from Harberton Estancia. It is a 15-minute boat ride. Get up close with the Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, who are not afraid of the humans.

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Esmeralda Lagoon

Ushuaia, Argentina

One of the most famous destinations in Patagonia. A picturesque glacial lake in Tierra del Fuego province, Esmeralda lagoon is accessible by hikes through muddy trails. One of the best hikes in the region, the Lagoon has a spectacular views. Navigate the forests of Lenga trees, watch for beavers while hiking up. Be mesmerised by the numerous streams.

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