Ushuaia (Minimum Four Days Stay)
After three days in Buenos Aires, instead of flying to Bariloche we were diverted to Ushuaia for four days of skiing. This was due to Chile’s Puyehue volcanic eruption that cancelled flights and closed most of the ski resorts in Chile and Argentina’s northern Patagonia area.
Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city and is the capital of the island, Tierra del Fuego. It is situated on the shores of Beagle Channel surrounded by the Martial Glacier mountain range. The city is six metres above sea level, surrounded by Andes Fueguinos to the west, north and east. It is the only city in Argentina that can only be accessed by crossing part of the Andes mountain range that runs through the southern tip of Tiera del Fuego.
It is an administrative centre as well as an industrial port and tourist hub, including those who want to continue their journey on to the Antarctica. The city of Ushuaia has a land area of 23 km2 and a population of 57,000 people. Ushuaia was founded informally by British missionaries in the latter part of the 19th century, long before Argentine nationals or government representatives arrived there and established residency. The government established a military and political prisons towards the end of the 19th century, which then merged in 1910 and helped ensure Argentinian sovereignty in the area.
Malvinas Argentinas International Airport.
Buses and Taxis.
Las Hayas, Fueguino Patagonico, Cilene Del Faro, Albatros, Mil 810 Ushuaia, ARAKUR and Los Cauquenes.
Taberna Del Viejo Lobo, Volver, Ramos Generales, Paso Garibaldi, Bodegon Fueguino, Kuar, Maria Lola Resto, Kalma Resto and Kaupe.
As per our original plan, we came to Argentina mainly to ski. Therefore, we spent three of our four days in Ushuaia for skiing and the remaining one day exploring the city itself before we flew back to Buenos Aires to catch our connecting flight to Lima, Peru.