A trekking tour in Tierra del Fuego
...offers the chance for a true off-the-beaten-track experience. It’s no wonder this archipelago was once known as the end of the world. Let us take you on an adventure amid the sparkling lakes and jutting rocks of the Dientes de Navarino Circuit on the Isla Navarino. See wild beavers building their dams, glide over the Darwin mountain range in a twin-engine Twin-Otter and visit the tiny, picture-perfect town of Puerto Williams.
Another highlight is exploring the area around Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, where sea lions, dolphins, penguins and an abundance of other seabirds await.
Trip planning Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego or Terra Australis Incognito – that is how the very sailors and explorers called this mystic landscape on the edge of the world. Today it still exudes the same fabulous and mysterious atmosphere of these times – just one reason why this secluded area is so incredibly attractive to the real adventurers.
The archipelago consists of the main island, Isla Grande, and many smaller islands including Cape Horn. The natural limits of the “Land of Fire” are the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Tierra del Fuego is divided between Chile and Argentina.
This island was settled in the past by Indian tribes like the Selknam or Yamanas, sea nomads whose natural habitat were the surroundings of Navarino and Hoste Islands as well as European colonists from Croatia, Scotland and England, attracted by the gold rush and sheep farming industry.
Tierra del Fuego Climate
Tierra del Fuego is generally a temperate zone with declining temperatures from North to South. Our tours in the region operate from November through March / April, covering the spring, summer and fall seasons in Chile. Daytime temperatures in Northern Patagonia during this period will range between 10°C (50°F) to 25°C (80°F); with anywhere from 25mm (1in) of rainfall to 80mm (3in). The South is characterized by heavy winds, up to 140km/h (95m/h), and sudden change of weather throughout the year. Daytime temperatures can range from 4°C (40°F) in the early fall season up to 25°C (80°F) in the summer; with an average monthly rainfall from 15mm (1/2 in) to in 20mm (3/4 in).
The weather in Tierra del Fuego is a mix of sun, wind, rain and snow. ... But weather can change unpredictable many times in one day. The saying goes that you can have all four seasons in one day.
However, global warming is also impacting Tierra del Fuego’s climate. The average temperature is rising which causes a noticeable reduction of the southern ice fields and other glaciers.