According to thereligionfaqs, Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: Tierra del Fuego) is an archipelago at the southern tip of Patagonia (South America). Tierra del Fuego consists of a main island and several smaller islands and is divided between Argentina (Region: Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, 18,507.3 km²) and Chile (Region: Magellan and Chilean Antarctica, 29,484.7 km²). The capital of the Argentinian part is Ushuaia. The largest city of the Chilean part is Porvenir. A number of major cities in Tierra del Fuego are: Porvenir, Puerto Williams, Puerto Toro and Río Grande.
Due to its location, Tierra del Fuego is a predominantly arid area, where there is not much variation in plant, flower and tree species. The landscape, on the other hand, is a rough area, with lakes, rivers, glaciers and mountains. A large part of this nature is housed in various national parks (Tierra del Fuego National Park, Karukinka Natural Park and Alberto de Agostini National Park). Various walking routes have been laid out in these parks and you can also discover a large number of mammals and bird species. In addition, large numbers of penguins and sea lions can be found on the coast. The most famous and touristic city in Tierra del Fuego is Ushuaia. This city is known as the southernmost city in the world. The largest city of Tierra del Fuego is Río Grande (about 80,000 inhabitants). See bridgat for other cities and countries as well as climate and weather in South America.
Where is Tierra del Fuego?
Travel information of Tierra del Fuego
Official name: Tierra del Fuego
Continent: South America
Area: 48,100 km²
Population: 137,000 inhabitants (2015)
Highest point: 2,488 m (Mount Darwin)
Distance (Amsterdam – Tierra del Fuego): 13,692 km
Flight time: approximately 18 hours
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.
More information about these travel advices and the color codes can be found on the Netherlands worldwide.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Tierra del Fuego. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Tierra del Fuego?
Weather and climate
Tierra del Fuego has an oceanic climate with short cool summers and wet mild winters. The temperatures are around 0 to 15 degrees in the summer months and around freezing point in the winter months. The southernmost islands have a polar climate with temperatures that fall well below freezing point during the winter months. The summer and winter period of Tierra del Fuego are opposite to those of the Netherlands.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Tierra del Fuego can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Tierra del Fuego can be found at Climate info.
January, February, March and December are the best months to travel to Tierra del Fuego. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.
Spanish is the official language in Tierra del Fuego.
The necessary travel documents for a visit to Tierra del Fuego can be found on the information page of Argentina and/or Chile.
Embassies and consulates
More information about embassies and consulates for Tierra del Fuego can be found on the information page for Argentina and/or Chile.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Tierra del Fuego it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Tierra del Fuego there are different currencies:
– Argentina: Argentine peso (ARS).
– Chile: Chilean peso (CLP).
The current state of these currencies (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Tierra del Fuego can be found on our ATMs page.
During our summer time it is 5 hours earlier in Tierra del Fuego.
During our winter time it is 4 hours earlier in Tierra del Fuego.
Tierra del Fuego has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Tierra del Fuego can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Tierra del Fuego you have to drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Tierra del Fuego.
In Tierra del Fuego you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Tierra del Fuego can be found on our electricity page (see Argentina or Chile respectively).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: Argentina 101, Chile 133
– Fire: Argentina 100, Chile 132
– Ambulance: Argentina 107, Chile 131
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Tierra del Fuego can be found on Google news.
Newspapers from the Argentinian part of Tierra del Fuego can be found on Abzynewslinks (look under “Tierra del Fuego”).
Newspapers from the Chilean part of Tierra del Fuego can be found on Abzynewslinks (see “XII de Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena”).
Websites from Tierra del Fuego end in.ar (Argentina) or.cl (Chile). Tierradelfuego.org.ar
official website of Tierradelfuego.
The country code (international access number) to call someone on Tierra del Fuego is 0054 or +54 for the Argentinian part and 0056 or +56 for the Chilean part.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Tierra del Fuego? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Tierra del Fuego.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Tierra del Fuego.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Tierra del Fuego, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travel report about Tierra del Fuego?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Tierra del Fuego. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Tierra del Fuego can be found on Protected Planet.
Tierra del Fuego is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Tierra del Fuego.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: In the Argentinian part of Tierra del Fuego, the maximum permitted blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles. In the Chilean part of Tierra del Fuego, the maximum permitted blood alcohol level is 0.3.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Fireland was divided between Argentina and Chile in 1881?
…Vuurland was hit by an earthquake in 1949?
…Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world?