In this post, we share with you recommendations for winter tours in Ushuaia. Hands down, a unique time to visit the End of the World.
While the weather is windy, the cold is not a major problem to travel to Ushuaia in winter with a good coat. Temperatures range no more than 1º, with minimum temperatures that can reach -10º. Below, we tell you what to bring to the End of the World.
Did you know that Ushuaia’s snow is recognized worldwide as the best snow in Argentina? This is due to the latitude where the city is located. In winter, you can enjoy a large number of winter centers and seasonal activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, night walks in the snow, dog sledding, among many others. Ushuaia in winter is a whole world to be discovered.
Living a winter in Ushuaia is a unique and matchless experience. It invites you to enjoy the snow, to walk through white landscapes and to seek the warmth of the fire. Discovering the southernmost corners of the world under the snow will be a memory for life. Here are the best activities and tours to enjoy a unique winter at the End of the World:
1. WINTER LAGOS OFF-ROAD
This tour offers a full day of activity in the snow, in the mountains and in the forest aboard a Land Rover Defender that will take us to places famous for their beauty and the unique nature.
The views behind the Andes Mountain Range, the Escondido and Fagnano lakes, where we have our shelter, the famous Argentinean meat grilled in the forest together with the good Argentinean wine promise a rest for skiers and a day of joy for families.
Optional: In this tour, you can visit a winter center and enjoy an activity with sleds or snowmobiles.
2. CRUISING THE BEAGLE CHANNEL, A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED POSTCARD
While this tour can be done all year round, sailing the Beagle Channel with the colors of winter and with all the snow in the background, is a magical experience.
The navigation begins at the Ushuaia Tourist Pier, enjoying the panoramic view of the coast of the city. The navigation allows you to approach Los Lobos Island and Los Pájaros Island. Then, towards Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse from where the return trip through Paso Chico begins.
3. SNOW AND FIRE EXPERIENCE
This tour allows us to go deep into the Tierra Mayor Valley. The journey is unique: we will start crossing the valley in the middle of the winter night along a path of torches that marks the entrance to the forest until we reach the shelter, where the cook is waiting for us with a homemade dish cooked over an open fire, mulled wine and the specialty of the night: El Hachero’s coffee. Dinner is enhanced with a guitar show.
4. WHITE ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE
In the heart of the Tierra Mayor Valley, we start our journey on sleds pulled by Huskies. We cross the valley to enter the forest through an old logging road, finally arriving at El Hachero shelter (small log cabin heated by firewood). There, we say goodbye to the Huskies and our tour guide helps us put on our snowshoes to walk through the forest to the Alvear Glacier icefall and the viewpoint of the valley. The return to the shelter is faster and more fun as it is downhill. At the shelter, we recover energy with a hot chocolate. From El Hachero shelter, we return to the Tierra Mayor Valley walking with snowshoes on.