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Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Whether you already know many things about Patagonia or are very interested in traveling to a place known as the “end of the world,” spending New Year in Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina, is a fantastic idea.

It is a fantastic destination for all travelers, especially for the adventurous spirits who can’t wait to explore the natural wonders of South America and avoid crowds.

If you dream of spending New Year’s eve in Ushuaia but don’t know what to expect,

First, 👉🏼 Watch this video, and you will see Why We love The End of the World 🫶

Then, 👉🏼 Continue reading and find out Why Ushuaia is the perfect place to celebrate this new year.

A unique moment I will cherish all my life…Trekking to the “Laguna Esmeralda” Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego…. on my first post-lockdown trip last year…a trip I will remember for a lifetime 🙌 – If you can’t see the video, watch this reel.

Now, let’s dive into why Ushuaia is the perfect place to start the new year to come….

1- End of the Year at the End of the World

I can guarantee that ringing the New Year at the end of the world ( OR “El Fin del Mundo) is an experience you will never forget.

Though you might be used to praising this particular moment in the middle of the crowds, enjoying bustling parties, this region will show a different way to celebrate.

Instead of dancing, you will indulge in the beauty of the mountains and the feeling that you are in a place where time stops.

You will wake up every morning, breathing the pure mountain air and admiring the breathtaking landscapes, which are very hard to find in other places.

Ushuaia is the perfect place to disconnect from the crowds and reconnect, with the natural world, to feed the soul with new experiences, cultural immersion, and some much-needed slowdown…

Isn’t this the best way to start a good year?

Especially if you’ve felt like giving up the crowded cities and explosive parties in favor of a relaxing landscape…

From the Fantastic Tierra Del Fuego National Park, the beautiful Beagle Channel, and numerous azure glaciers and lakes…The landscape in Ushuaia is just stunning.

Why Ushuaia is The End of the World?

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, located only a few hundred miles from Antarctica, at the crossroads between Argentina and Chile, and the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. It is the starting point for voyages to Antarctica via the Drake Passage.

Even at the End of the world, It is only a 3.30-hour flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city.

Read more: Five Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in South America.

2- Long daylight summer days: The perfect time to Visit

It is summer in Patagonia; temperatures are lovely and can reach 20 degrees Celsius.

You can expect up to 17 hours of daylight, Sunrise is very early in the morning and it gets dark after 10 pm.

This spells out perfect conditions to indulge in all the activities on offer: from hiking to horse riding, wildlife watching, fly-fishing, and cruising.

3- The Patagonian Food

Besides the fantastic natural wonders surrounding you in Ushuaia and the long sunny days, you will also have the chance to indulge in mouthwatering local food, delicious wines, and great company since the locals are amicable and open-minded toward visitors.

King crab (centolla Patagonica in Spanish), Black Hake (merluza Negra in Spanish), and slow-cooked Lamb al Palo (Cordero al Palo in Spanish) are the top Patagonian dishes you must try.

Prepare yourself for incredible tastes you will never forget!

Read More: 5 Popular Food Dishes You Must Try in Patagonia

4- A Different Adventure every day is good for your Soul

Also, spending New Year in Ushuaia will allow you to experience many adventurous activities.

If you love hiking, sharing a hike up Glaciar Martial will allow you to admire the breathtaking panorama of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. You don’t have to be very experienced because the hike is moderate, taking about four hours from the city’s center. 

Another great place is the famous Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you can enjoy a mesmerizing hike through forests while admiring the native fauna, waterfalls, and the imposing landscape created by the glaciers.

5- Learn About the history of Tierra del Fuego

As the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia has been the destination of adventurers and explorers alike, from Magellan to Darwin.

Feel like Darwin for a while, enjoying a boat trip around the Beagle Channel and surrounding islands.

If you are a history fan, don’t miss getting closer to the past of Ushuaia as a penal colony while visiting The End of the World Museum and The Maritime and Prison Museum.

You will learn who the natives of the region were before and after contact with Europeans.

Or Travel back in time while visiting Estancia Harberton. Learn about the history of Thomas Bridges and his settlement in the 1800s in Ushuaia.

Read More: Moira from South Africa visited Estancia Harberton in Ushuaia, Patagonia

Relax at the Beagle Channel by 📸@aida__moya

Ringing the New Year with a lighter Footprint

Some of the world’s most iconic destinations are being devastatingly overrun by mass tourism, from the crowds of tourists behind them at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt or the Great Wall of China to Italy’s famed Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.

Wouldn’t it feel fantastic to Go where the crowds aren’t to start 2023 and give those overwhelmed tourist hotspots a chance to breathe?

So, if you are ready to give up the busy city and explosive parties in favor of a relaxing landscape, start planning your trip to Ushuaia, the end of the world. You won’t regret this decision! 

Spend your next New Years’ Eve in Ushuaia – Read our suggested itinerary for visiting Patagonia  – decide where you want to Celebrate, and we can customize a trip for you. 👉🏼Start here.

Clara Barciela Founding Partner Across South America

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