About Ushuaia

Ushuaia, located in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, is not only the end of the world (being the world's southernmost city) but also the beginning (being the closest city to the Antarctic continent). Located on the Beagle Channel's north shore the city sits in a picturesque bowl surrounded by water, sky and forests, beneath the magnificent towering serrated mountain peaks of Monte Olivia and the Cinco Hermanos (the Five Brothers) of the Martial mountain range.

What to Expect

Visitors will find opportunities not to be missed including fine cuisine, shopping for handicrafts, sites of historic interest, interesting museums and a wide range of activities and excursions for those interested in the region's natural and cultural history. The surrounding countryside is popular for those who enjoy partaking in active activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking and even golf at the world's southernmost 9-hole course!

Antarctic travelers don't always have time to take advantage of all that the city has to offer but we hope our inside information on dining, shopping and sightseeing helps you get the most out of the city and its surroundings during the time that you have in your itinerary.


Electrical current in Argentina is 220 volts/50 hertz. Some appliances can work on 110-volts or 220-volts, such as cell phones, laptop computers and cameras, however you will most likely still need a socket adaptor (as noted below). Other small appliances may need a voltage converter and also a socket adaptor. Check with your cruise line to see what electrical current and adaptor plug outlets will be found aboard your ship as this may also be different from that used at home (or when traveling in Argentina).

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