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USHUAIA (Argentina)

The closest city to Antarctica in the world

Author: Fredlyfish4 . Source: commons.wikimedia

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. It is located in the south of the large island of Tierra del Fuego on the edge of the eponymous bay.
Ushuaia had a population of 57,000, and has a deep-water port just 1,000 km from Antarctica.

Author: Liam Quinn . Source: flickr
Author: Claus Michelfelder . Source: commons.wikimedia

Ushuaia has a cold and very humid oceanic subpolar climate, comparable to that of Iceland. The seasons are not very marked with The temperatures do not change strongly according to the seasons, the averages remain close to 0 ° C between 1.3 ° C and 9.6 ° C.

Author: Deensel . Source: flickr
Author: Pablo Flores . Source: flickr

Ushuaia is becoming a global tourist destination, thanks to its geographical location and above all to the exceptional beauty of nature in its region:

Tierra del Fuego National Park (to see Lapataia bay)

The Beagle Channel (to see cormorants, penguins and sea lions on the islands)

The crossing to Antarctica.

The glaciers of the Darwin Cordillera

The Lighthouse at the end of the world on the Isle of the States

The world famous downhill and cross-country ski resort

Bird colony in the Beagle Channel ( Author: pululante . Source: flickr )
Glacier Perito Moreno (Author: Jackiesar . Source: pixabay)
Lighthouse at the end of the world in beagle channel ( Author: azorko . Source: pixabay)
visit to the islands ( Author: . Source: flickr )



14 Comments on “The closest city to Antarctica in the world: USHUAIA

  1. it’s a historical, astronomical and philosophical geographical journey …. I encourage you to do it again with an excellent camera

  2. Ushuaia is such a beautiful place! I went a few years ago prior to going to Antarctica. I would love to go back, however I don’t know if I would be able to go there and not embark on a ship to Antarctica!

  3. Wow. That would be fun place to visit. Bring a coat though!

  4. Thank you for introducing me to Ushuaia. I had no idea that it was so beautiful. You have captured it here so well that it makes me want to go there! Thank you {{{Ahmed}}}. <3

  5. Another beautiful place where I have been. Quick note, the lighthouse in the picture is Faro Les Eclaireurs, closer to Ushuaia than the End of the World Lighthouse 🙂

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