Take an adventure cruise aboard the M/V Stella Australis and explore the natural beauty of the route between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas. Ushuaia is quickly becoming one of the best places to visit in Argentina. Ushuaia, founded on October 12, 1884, is home to one of the first encounters between the Yamana and Anglican cultures. Its name comes from the Yamana word that means “Penetrating Bay.” Located on the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia is on the shore side of the Beagle Channel. This city is easy to get to as Aerolíneas Argentinas provides eight daily flights that stop in Calafate. Some things to do in Ushuaia include visiting Museo del Fin del Mundo, Tierra del Fuego National Park and Glaciar Martial. As for shopping attractions when visiting Patagonia, make sure to check out Paseo de Artesanos and La Última Bita Store, just to name a few.
Buenos Aires – Ushuaia On Aerolíneas Argentinas with eight daily flights and stop in Calafate. Also on LATAM with one daily flight (4:30 pm) Tuesday to Sunday.
Punta Arenas – Calafate By air on private charters organized privately for small groups in the high season. The option most used is overland by busses that depart from Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales (Bus-Sur and Buses Pacheco).
Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales On Sky Airline in the summer season only. For flight times visit www.skyairline.cl
Museo del Fin del Mundo - (End of the World Museum) Located in the city, with daily guided visits.
Tierra del Fuego National Park The southernmost Andean-Patagonian Forest covering an area of 63,000 hectares.
Glaciar Martial High mountain chain with panoramic view of the Beagle Channel, 7 km from the city.
The flora of Ushuaia consist in plant species such as lenga (southern beech), guindo (Magellan’s beech), ñirre (Antarctic beech), calafate (Magellan barberry), michay (barberry), mata negra, chaura, Magellanic strawberries, campanilla biflora, and drosera (sundews). The fauna include red foxes, rabbits, beavers, southern sea lions, chinstrap penguins, southern fulmars, imperial cormorants, ashy-headed geese, among others.
The climate in Ushuaia is unstable in any season of the year as it tends to change from one day to the next and may change even during the same day. In the summer the average temperature during the month of January is 9.6º C (49°F) and on the day with the most hours of light it may reach up to 18º C (65°F).
Paseo de Artesanos
Ushuaia’s only crafts fair. Av. Maipú and 25 de Mayo.
La Última Bita Store
with typical products from the city. Av. San Martín 237.
Lirios de la Patagonia
Homemade chocolates and alfajores. Av. San Martín 788.