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Tierra del Fuego

The southernmost tip of the planet is often named "fin del mundo" or "end of the world"


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Tierra del Fuego is a huge archipelago on the edge of the South America. Today, this land of glaciers, oil fields, fishing, and high winds, surrounded by the ice of Antarctica, is divided between Argentina and Chile.

Ushuaia is the southernmost city on the planet located in Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. It is from here ships go to the cold Antarctica—that's the shortest way to the white continent. Tierra del Fuego National Park is home to lots of various animals such as penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and guanacos. While walking in the dense subantarctic forest, be ready to meet beavers, hares, black woodpeckers, and even elusive red foxes or "zorros." The natural landscape of the park has picturesque bays and coves surrounded by cliffs and valleys formed by glacial erosion. It is worth visiting the lakes with a nearly black peat bottom.

Go by jeep to Escondido Lake and Fagnano Lake or sail on a rented yacht in the Beagle Channel to the island of Los Lobos. Tourists who come are offered to visit the Popper's mine which has survived in good condition. You can reach Tierra del Fuego from Buenos Aires or Ushuaia by air flights which are available year-round. But the best time to visit Tierra del Fuego is when it is summer in the southern hemisphere—October to April (December to February is even better). You'll benefit from warmer weather, and longer daylight hours. However, it's still rather cool, and the moments of sunshine may alter with rain, and even snow. Be sure to take warm clothes for the cold Antarctic wind will accompany you everywhere regardless of the season.

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