Ushuaia is the capital of the province Thiers del Fuego. The city is located in the southern part of the same name island, surrounded by mountain ranges and having an access to the Beagle Channel.
First British colonists gave the name to the city after the name of the area, used among the Yaghan people. Almost the entire first half of the XX th century city existed near the prison for serious offenders. The Argentine Government has placed a prison at the island, following the example of British use of Australia - escape from the isolated island is not possible. All this made convicts "colonists, in captivity" - they cut down forest and were employed in construction of the city. They built a railway connecting the village and a forest zone. Now this road is used mainly as a tourist train route called "Train to the end of the earth."
There are endless opportunities to spend an unforgettable summer: special sightseeing tours, horseback trips, sport fishing, mountain biking trips, trips to corners of pristine nature, lessons of navigation on modern catamarans or yachts.
Visit to the Museum of the Last Day or the Museum of the Sea will help to learn more about the city, its history, culture, residents. Worth visiting beautiful lakes Escondido and Fagnano, National Park Thiers del Fuego and Harerton ranch, or one can to go to the heart of the island to a hill called Tolhuin. All these excursions will help to explore flora and fauna that one will find nowhere else on the planet.
The period from May to September is the best time for mountain skiing. Monte Castor, the newest Winter Ski Center of Argentina, is only 15 minutes away from Ushuaia. The Center was built on Knurd Mount; it represents the latest equipment for skiing and the best service. Ushuaia Attractions: the National History Museum, Faro Lighthouse, Eclairers forest, the National Park Tierra del Fuego
One can find everything in Argentina: infinite beaches and mountains, endless steppes, impassable forests, incredible beautiful waterfalls, ski resorts and huge megacities