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Discover a winter wonderland in Tierra del Fuego.
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Discover a winter wonderland in Tierra del Fuego.

Very few international tourists travel to Patagonia in the middle of the Southern Hemisphere's winter, much less the southerly archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. But there are several reasons why its regional capital (and the world's southernmost city) Ushuaia deserves a closer look. First, the roaring winds that whip through in the warmer months dissipate each winter, making it the best time of year for canoe trips or leisurely boat journeys down the Beagle Channel. Then there's the overcrowded hiking trails that turn into serene snowshoeing paths in protected reserves like Tierra del Fuego National Park. You can also go skiing, snowmobiling, ice-climbing or even dog sledding in the rugged wilderness immediately northeast of Ushuaia.

What's new: A new border crossing at Paso Bellavista (near the stunning Karukinka Natural Park) makes it easier than ever before to link up to the Chilean side of Tierra del Fuego.

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