Ushuaia, nicknamed the “End of the World”, is the capital of the Argentinian part of the Tierra del Fuego, the archipelago at the southern end of South America.
The windswept town, perched on a steep hill, is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel.
It’s the gateway to Antarctica cruises and tours to nearby Isla Yécapasela, known as “Penguin Island” for its penguin colonies.
In the past, the town has been a missionary base, penal colony and naval base for the Argentine navy. Ushuaia is now a major tourist town, complete with casinos and nice restaurants, and commonly used as a base for hiking, winter sports and cruises to Antarctica.
|Currency used||Aregentin Peso|