Live Webcams in Ushuaia

Live webcams in Ushuaia broadcast in real time streets, squares, architecture, hotels, seaport, airport, parks, waterfronts, and landmarks of this small resort city on the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina. Live webcams show panoramic views of the city, its surrounding nature, and weather conditions in Ushuaia. Some webcams broadcast images with sound. Popular webcams are located at the top of the broadcasting list. The map of webcams displays the exact location of each live webcam in the city of Ushuaia.

Brief information about Ushuaia

Ushuaia is a city and seaport in Argentina, also serving as the administrative center of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego. It is located in the southernmost part of Argentina, on the northern shore of the Beagle Channel on the island of Tierra del Fuego, 900 km north of Antarctica.

Ushuaia is the southernmost city on Earth but not the southernmost inhabited place. Further south of Ushuaia is the settlement of Puerto Williams, located on the coast of Navarino Island on the southern shore of the Beagle Channel. Even further south, also on the coast of Navarino Island, is the tiny fishing village of Puerto Toro. In Argentina, Ushuaia is known as the “End of the World” city. Ushuaia is surrounded by picturesque pristine nature with numerous beautiful mountains, pristine glaciers, wild forests, lakes, and rivers.

The city covers an area of 22.6 km², with a population of about 73,500 people. The population of the city is constantly growing, and during the tourist season, from December to March, the population exceeds 100,000 people.

Ushuaia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Argentina, thanks to its stunning nature, developed infrastructure, and the status of being the southernmost city on Earth.

Ushuaia is home to a port where huge cruise liners from around the world and private yachts heading to Antarctica dock. Most cruises to Antarctica depart from the southernmost port on Earth, and tourists disembark to see the nature and landmarks of the southernmost city in the world.

Climate in Ushuaia

The climate in Ushuaia is ocean-moderated, characterized by short and cool summers and long, wet, and mild winters. The climate is also marked by strong gusty winds throughout the year.

During summer, the average air temperature is around +12°C, while in winter, it hovers around 0°C. In summer, temperatures rarely rise above +15°C, and in winter, they seldom drop below -5°C, influenced by the proximity to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Due to its proximity to Antarctica, the shortest daylight hours in Ushuaia occur during winter, lasting about 7 hours, while the longest daylight hours in summer extend to approximately 17 hours.

Precipitation in the city is relatively low, with the highest amounts falling during the winter months from May to August. Summer, late spring, and autumn are excellent times for marine excursions along the Beagle Channel, fishing trips, guided tours of the city, and visits to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Attractions in Ushuaia

Ushuaia boasts a wealth of natural, historical, and architectural attractions, which, combined with its status as the southernmost city on Earth, make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Argentina. Some of the notable attractions in Ushuaia include:

The Presidio Museum: This museum in Ushuaia is dedicated to various prisons worldwide. It is housed in a former prison dating back to 1947, where inmates from across Argentina were held.

The Maritime Museum: Located in the same building as the Presidio Museum, this museum focuses on maritime themes and explores the history of Arctic exploration, whaling, the Northern Lights, the history of local tribes, and displays models of naval vessels, among other exhibits.

The End of the World Museum (Museo del Fin del Mundo): This museum is dedicated to Tierra del Fuego, the city of Ushuaia, explorers, and travelers to this region situated at the edge of the world. It houses a library featuring books from the 16th to the 19th centuries, with accounts from early explorers of Tierra del Fuego and travelers who visited these southernmost reaches of Latin America, known as the end of the world.

Tierra del Fuego National Park (Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego): The highlight of Ushuaia, this national park offers picturesque mountains and glaciers, lagoons, pristine forests, rivers, and lakes. Located 11 km east of the city, the park can be reached by public transport or as part of a guided tour group.

Glaciar Martial: Located 8 km north of the city center, Glaciar Martial is one of Argentina’s most popular glaciers and a beautiful natural attraction near Ushuaia. Rising 1050 meters above sea level, visitors can reach it via a cable car. From there, breathtaking views of the mountain peaks, the city of Ushuaia, and the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego can be enjoyed. Numerous hiking trails surround the glacier, and in winter, it’s a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding.

Cerro Castor: Situated on the slopes of the 1057-meter-high Cerro Castor, this is one of Argentina’s popular skiing centers. Located 26 km northeast of downtown Ushuaia on Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Cerro Castor offers the longest skiing season in Latin America, running from early July to November, thanks to its climate and proximity to Antarctica.

Boat Excursion on the Beagle Channel: One of the most famous excursions in Ushuaia, a ship with tourists departs twice daily from the tourist pier (muelle turístico) in the city’s port. This excursion allows visitors to see the shores and small islands of the famous Beagle Channel, which connects the southern parts of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse: Located on the northeasternmost island of the Les Eclaireurs group in the Beagle Channel, 9.2 km east of Ushuaia, at the entrance to the city from the sea. The lighthouse began operating on December 23, 1920, and is considered the southernmost lighthouse on Earth. It has a slightly conical shape, and its brick tower stands 11 meters high. The lighthouse currently operates automatically with remote control.

Lago Roca (Roca Lake): This large lake, with its southeastern portion located within the Tierra del Fuego National Park in Argentina and its northwestern part in Chile, is an ideal fishing spot in Ushuaia. It is home to a variety of fish species, including salmon, brown and rainbow trout, making it a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts.