Things to do in Ushuaia

Top Things to Do in Ushuaia, Argentina - Ushuaia Attractions

Things to Do in Ushuaia

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  • Janet Sixsmith
    41 contributions
    This place is well worth a visit to see the end of the world and some spectacular scenery! Amazing..
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • bmick1920
    Fort Mill, SC40 contributions
    Stunning views, sea creatures and beautiful weather. It was absolutely perfect. You can not miss this
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • koula
    Nicosia, Cyprus49 contributions
    This is a nice trail but really muddy! We have read about the mud but seriously it’s muddy all the way. The weather was very good and allowed us to walk easily but when we got to the lake it was very windy. Make sure you bring a thermos with hot tea, that’s what all locals do and you’ll definetely need it! The route is easy and interesting and the view from the lake amazing.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Lucas C
    Campinas, SP7 contributions
    The view is beautiful. It is free and you don't need a guide. The path is tiring and it is a little dangerous if you got ice on the floor. If you don't have a good physical condition, avoid it. You have to rent the shoes if you care by your own safety. In the beginning of the path has a coffee shop that rents it for 800 pesos. The taxis to return to ushuaia are available at the parking. If you want to get a remis from your hotel to there, you can download the app Cooperativa Clientes Ushuaia at Google Store
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • KMS
    Slough, UK206 contributions
    After 2 hours of staying on a boat you get to the Island (which weirdly enough in summer looks like a small forest). Plenty of penguins there sunbathing, swimming and walking across the shore. It is really nice knowing that you can visit places like this where animals are seen in a free environment without human interaction.
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • AlpinerHut
    Chantilly, VA1,226 contributions
    Come for the sign, stay for the views -- the sign marking the end of the Pan-American Highway linking North America to South America, the views of Bahia Lapataia (Lapataia Bay) in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

    You'll reach here on Argentina Route 3, which ends with a parking lot and a much-photographed sign that announces, in Spanish, the termination of Route 3 but doesn't mention this is also the end of the Pan-American Highway, other than to list a distance from Alaska that I believe is several thousand kilometers less than the true figure.  

    By the way, don't confuse this sign at the end of the paved world with the fin-del-mundo (end of the world) sign in downtown Ushuaia (see my review, "Bottom's up!"). Pick your preferred end-of-the-world sign and defend it to the death! The argument for this one: it's only 600 miles to Antarctica, and there are no roads beyond this point.

    Don't stop at the sign, though. Beyond it, an elevated wooden pathway takes you across pretty countryside to a nice bay view.

    TIPS:

    * There's another sign of interest here, a blue-and-white one proclaiming "Las Malvinas son Argentinas"  ("The Malvinas Are Argentina's"). It's a not-so-subtle dig at British tourists, reminding them that, even though Argentina lost the 1982 war for possession of what Britain calls the Falklands Islands, in Argentina's mind those islands are theirs.

    * This is NOT, as some have said in their Bahia Lapataia reviews, where the End of the World Post Office is (see my review, "Really special delivery").
    Written 18 April 2020
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  • Andres R
    Buenos Aires, Argentina5 contributions
    The quality of the facilities is extraordinary comparing to the other ski centers in Argentina. Nice mix of slopes and good lifts to enjoy the mountain.
    The only two things to mention are the distance from the city of Ushuaia and the main accomodations (45 min rodé in a shuttle bus), and the excessive prices for locals. Turists carring USD to be sold at the black market will probably laugh at the mountain rates.
    Written 14 August 2021
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  • KMS
    Slough, UK206 contributions
    The prison it is a museum in which you can go thorugh the history of the prison itself as well as the history of the ships in the area when it got discovered and went to Antarctica from there.
    Not quite understand the art galleries inside but guess they were trying to fill the place and attract more people to visit.
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • Martin C
    Miramar, FL9 contributions
    Wonderful views, We love this place, infrastructure and view. Was awesome.
    We recommend one hundred percent
    Written 13 July 2021
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada9,058 contributions
    It's just a lighthouse but it is Faro del Fin del Mundo Les Eclaireures -- the Lighthouse at the End of the World. That's the very lighthouse that inspired Jules Verne's novel of the same name. And we did see it as part of a wonderful wildlife excursion on a catamaran. What's not to like?
    Written 11 April 2020
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  • SLKspingirl
    Texas510 contributions
    I thought this was going to be cheesy but turned out to be a lot of fun and educational. You can step in to a lot of the exhibits and get some fun photos. We were a bit rushed to try to get through all of the presentations but you could easily spend 1.5 to 2 hours here.
    Written 27 April 2020
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  • William V
    Charleston, SC11 contributions
    We did this hike since it was recommended. We are so glad we did. He was a difficult hike to to length, mud, and steep portions. The altitude was not a problem and the change in elevation was not a problem. Once we got to the lake, we simply walked around on a well worn path to the glacier where we found some small overhangs and inserts to investigate. You can see the rocks frozen in time in the ice. There was a crack you could see the sky. Underneath the glacier was blue ice.
    Even though the hike was long and difficult, it was worth it. Be prepared for water, mud, and slippery conditions. The guides say 8 hours; we did it in 6. this depends on your fitness and how much time you want to sightsee. Bring water and food and pack out what you bring in.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • robertvalerie
    Geneva, Switzerland210 contributions
    nice museum, nice coffee shop
    OK as part of the martillo island tour
    go if you can or if you want
    enjoy
    Written 20 February 2020
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  • Gary C
    Beijing, China8 contributions
    Truly an inspiring visit, I adore Argentina anyways, but this was special as it was the first visit to the deep southern Patagonia region.
    Written 22 October 2021
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  • jonahNJ
    Pennington, NJ10,840 contributions
    When my wife and I visited Ushuaia, one of the first stops we made was to this Tourist Center. While the center is not very large, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The center provides clean restrooms, seating as well as a variety of complimentary brochures and maps. Even more appreciated was a complimentary stamp to our passports along with a complimentary signed certificate confirming our visit to the bottom tip of Argentina!

    This Tourist Center is a great starting point for any first visit to Ushuaia as it provides a wealth of information that will enhance the journey around this beautiful city.
    Written 12 July 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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