The area of Tierra del Fuego in general is very safe with regard to crime. You needn’t worry about your personal safety while visiting here. The locals are welcoming and friendly to visitors and rarely are there are reports of any inappropriate or criminal behavior.

But if you plan to be outside enjoying any of the myriad of activities there, some dangers exist.

Hiking is a popular activity in these parts and yet, it can rain and be cold just about anytime of the year. Local experts say you should always be dressed in layers, appropriate for the season, and have rain gear with you.

If you do decide to drive here, the roads can be treacherous, so be prepared for some rough driving.

Finally, some of the most popular activities in Ushuaia carry some inherent risks. Popular activities here include hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and downhill skiing. All of these carry a certain amount of risk and in an area where many people are partaking the same activity, injuries are sure to result. Use common sense precautions so your vacation isn’t shorter than you’d like.