Top 10 Winter Activities in Ushuaia
Are you planning to visit the southernmost city in the world during wintertime? Here you will find the Top 10 winter activities to enjoy Ushuaia.
Whether you are spending only one day in Ushuaia, or you have an entire week, you can choose from our recommended activities according to your itinerary:
1- LAKES OFF ROAD – 4X4 WHEEL
Ideal activity to enjoy with the family. This excursion si an exciting adventure, full of adrenaline and excitement while going through breathtaking scenarios.
You will visit the Garibaldi Pass, the Escondido Lake, and after leaving the paved road behind, the itinerary continues along a series of old paths that a sawmill opened in the forest, that soon become impassable for conventional vehicles. Finally they will approach Lake Fagnano, the fifth largest lake in Argentina.
2- TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK AND CANOEING
TDF National park is about 20 kilometers away from the city center of Ushuaia.
If you plan to spend the whole day to enjoy the many trekking trails, or if you are looking for a guided half-day excursion on the National Park, you have the option to book an excursion that will show you the highlights of the National Park. You can also add a long/short trek along the most visited trails of the park.
3- CITY TREK – THE UNKNOWN USHUAIA
Ushuaia is no longer a small port swept by the winds of the end of the world. However, there are small preserved islets in the heart of the city.
Ushuaia, the southernmost city, has a population of more than 80,000 inhabitants and is located between the Andes and the Beagle Channel. Like any city, it has its hidden corners, ignored by most visitors. We will help you discover them during a walking tour and, when necessary, in a vehicle. You will discover the highlights and the background of Ushuaia, far from the traditional tours of the city. Who are the inhabitants of Ushuaia? How do they live? What is out of the ordinary in the city center? Our route will take you to the most popular and unknown neighborhoods of the capital from Tierra del Fuego.
This half-day tour is an invitation to enjoy winter in the Tierra del Fuego Glacial Valleys, forests and snow-covered mountains in direct and pleasant contact with Nature.
Walking across an old woodcutters path with snow poles to reach the valley, you will be able to discover and admire beauty in a panoramic and quiet place, very close to Ushuaia and far from big tourist groups.
5- DOG SLEDDING IN TIERRA MAYOR VALLEY
The use of dogs to pull sleds is an ancient activity, originated in the northern hemisphere and introduced in our province many years ago.We invite you to live this experience that only Ushuaia can offer you. Slide inside the snowy forest and on the frozen peat bog so that you can enjoy the impressive landscape that surrounds us with Alaskans and Greyster dogs.
6- SCENIC FLIGHT + DOG SLEDDING
Combine a stunning flight over Ushuaia City and our emblematic, Olivia Mountain with the ancient activity of dog sledding at Tierra Mayor Valley.
You will land on the summit of a mountain, at the top of the Andes Mountain Range where you will have spectacular panoramic views.
7- SCENIC FLIGHTS
Experience Ushuaia’s stunning scenery from a bird’s eye view with a helicopter flight over and Tierra del Fuego. Join experienced pilots aboard the Robinson R44 helicopter and get a different perspective on the mountains, lakes, rivers and wildlife of the island. There are a variety of tour options available, from 15 minutes to day-long excursions. Choose from an Ushuaia overflight, a flight to Esmeralda Lake or Estancia Harberton, a landing atop one of the mountains surrounding Ushuaia, and many more adventure-filled trips. Contact us for detailed itineraries and rates, as trips vary depending on season and weather conditions.
8- MUSEUMS: MARÍTIMO MUSEUM & PRESIDIO
You’ll have the chance to visit the old jail of Ushuaia, learn about the life, work, privileges and punishments of the criminals who endured the harsh weather conditions of this place about a hundred years ago. Inside this building you’ll find the Museo Marítimo, Museo del Presidio, Museo Antártico and Museo de Arte Marino and a gift shop.
9- BEAGLE CHANNEL BOAT TOUR
A tour of the Beagle Channel will introduce you to the gorgeous scenery and unique fauna of the Tierra del Fuego. As you sit at the bow, the boat will approach rocky islands full of sunbathing sea lions on Alicia Island and imperial and king cormorants on Despard Island. You’ll take a picture of the iconic Eclaireurs Lighthouse, and then witness a breathtaking panoramic view after a short trek to the top of Bridges Island.
10- CROSS COUNTRY SKI
If you have not tried cross-country skiing, it is a sport where you glide on skiis, while integrating all the muscles of the body to propel yourself over the flat part of the valley.
Cross-country skiing is an activity that is perfect as a first approach to alpine skiing since it teaches basic movements and apart it is suitable for all ages. It is also an amazing way to experience the snowy Fuegian forests.