What to do in December in Ushuaia

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What to do in December in Ushuaia

Ushuaia all year round: we tell you what to do in December in Ushuaia


December is a month of reflections and balances. We enter the final stage of the year and give way to new adventures. New Year New Life. Visiting Ushuaia during the last month of the year has its advantages and we are going to tell you all about them in this note. If you plan to visit Ushuaia in December, we assure you that you will live an unforgettable experience. Ushuaia and all of Tierra del Fuego await you with a variety of activities that will invite you to explore its natural beauty and enjoy unique moments. In this note, we present some of the best options to make your trip unforgettable.

walking through the national park in summer Ushuaia

Get to know the penguin colony on an unmissable navigation through the Beagle Channel

Let’s start with a marine adventure that you won’t want to miss: sailing to the Pingüinera through the Beagle Channel. This excursion takes you to explore the Beagle Channel, the islands around it until you reach Martillo Island, where during the summer you can see the adorable Magellanic penguins in their natural habitat. The opportunity to photograph them and admire their beauty is simply fascinating. Can you imagine the excitement of being so close to these charming birds? This experience is exclusive for those who visit Ushuaia in summer, since the penguins come to this island and nest there during the summer season.

There are numerous navigations through the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia , but if you come in December, this is the best option.

Beagle Channel Penguin Rookery

Visit the southernmost National Park in the world

If you are a nature fanatic, the Tierra del Fuego National Park It will leave you speechless. This natural treasure is the only national park in Argentina located between mountains and the sea, bordering the southwest coast of the Beagle Channel. With almost 70 hectares of native vegetation and fauna, it will completely captivate you. You can explore its trails, some more challenging than others, or combine trekking with exciting nautical activities such as canoeing on the Lapathy River. Also, you won’t want to miss the historic ride on the End of the World Train, surrounded by ñire and lenga forests. An experience to relive the history of recognized figures who resided in Ushuaia and inhabited these lands, filling them with stories and anecdotes.

You can visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park in different versions, The excursion of National park and transfers allows you to make a visit that includes round trip to and from your accommodation, choosing excursion packages and even choose the combo of End of the World Train and National Park, without a doubt, the most chosen among visitors to Ushuaia.

panoramic photo in Ushuaia National Park

Navigation in the Ushuaia Beagle Channel

Get to know the Fuegian Lakes in 4×4 vehicles and in their off-road version

If you are looking for adrenaline and unique landscapes, a 4×4 tour through the Fuegian lakes In the summer season it is just what you need. The alternative paths that lead to Lakes Escondido and Fagnano will immerse you in the deep forests that surround them. In addition to the unforgettable views, the adventure includes a typical Fuegian lunch that will fill your senses with the flavors and aromas of the region.

Other 4×4 options in Ushuaia include gastronomic tours to Tolhuin either Puerto Almanza, a off road adventure to the Beagle Channel and many more options that you can find in our section excursions in Ushuaia.

These experiences in Ushuaia during the summer will leave you unforgettable memories.

tolhuin ushuaia

4x4 adventure Ushuaia

Do you like trekking? Ushuaia will surprise you


Emerald Lagoon

If hiking and trekking are your thing, the impressive Laguna Esmeralda It’s a must. Available in both winter and summer, this walk will take you through wonderful forests. In winter, the lagoon is covered in white, creating a magical landscape. During the walk, you will have transportation from your accommodation, trekking equipment, and a specialized guide who will provide you with information about the environment. The panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and snow-covered forests in winter will take your breath away.

emerald lagoon in summer Ushuaia

Martial Glacier

For an unparalleled panoramic view of the city, the Beagle Channel and the mountains, take a hike along the trail to the Martial Glacier. It is one of the favorite panoramic views of visitors to Ushuaia. The tour begins in a beautiful forest and gradually ascends until reaching the panoramic point. It is recommended to do it in the company of authorized guides to guarantee your safety.

glacier martial summer

Vinciguerra Glacier

About 7 kilometers from Ushuaia, the route begins next to the Grande stream in the direction of the Témpanos Lagoon and the Vinciguerra Glacier. The landscape is incomparable, and the arrival point is perfect for a picnic or simply relaxing in nature. This trekking, of medium or high difficulty, must be done with the supervision of mountain guides.

If you need to equip yourself for hiking activities, you can consult our Outdoor equipment section where you can find the entire range of equipment for rent in Ushuaia.

Vinciguerra Glacier in Ushuaia

Get to know local restaurants and enjoy Fuegian cuisine

After a day full of adventures, it is time to delight your palate with the delicious Fuegian cuisine. Ushuaia has a wide variety of restaurants that offer local dishes prepared with fresh and authentic ingredients. From roasted meats to seafood from the Beagle Channel, there are options for all tastes.

One of the most iconic dishes of the region is Patagonian lamb, cooked on the grill or spit to achieve a tender texture and incomparable flavor. You can also try crab, a cold-water crustacean that is a true culinary delight. Accompany your meal with a quality Argentine wine, and you will have an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Learn more on our blog, about gastronomy in Ushuaia .

Ushuaia regional dishes

Visit to the Maritime Museum and the Presidio of Ushuaia

To learn more about the history and culture of Ushuaia, a visit to the Maritime and Presidio Museum It is an excellent option. This museum is located in an old prison, which gives it a unique atmosphere and rich history. Here you can learn about the life of the first inhabitants of the region, as well as the explorers who sailed through the Beagle Channel in search of new sea routes.

The museum is also home to an impressive collection of antique ships and maritime artefacts, making it a fascinating destination for lovers of naval history. You can explore the prisoners’ cells and discover what life was like in the prison in the 19th century. Plus, the panoramic views from the museum are spectacular, making it an ideal place to take memorable photos.

maritime museum in Ushuaia

Explore the City of Ushuaia

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the charming city of Ushuaia. Its picturesque streets, with colorful houses and craft shops, invite you to take a quiet walk and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the southernmost city in the world. In addition to souvenir shops, you will find art galleries where you can admire and buy works by local artists.

Don’t forget to visit Plaza Malvinas Argentinas, a place of great historical significance for Argentines, dedicated to those who fell in the Falklands War. Here you will find a memorial and beautiful gardens. You can also take a walk around the port and see the fishing boats bringing in their catch of the day.

As you can see, Ushuaia in December offers you a wide range of activities to enjoy nature, adventure and culture in the extreme south of Argentina. There is always something for every taste. Plus, the delicious local cuisine and rich history of the region await you to complete your experience in this land of wonders. So get ready to live an unforgettable December at the end of the world and start plan your next trip to Ushuaia with us. You can not lose this!

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