A Story of Ice and Fire in Tierra del Fuego

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Have you ever heard of Tierra del Fuego before?

This little-known destination is located at the southern tip of the continent of South America, and it’s a shame that more people aren’t aware of this magical destination.

When you think about South America, you probably imagine the jungles of Brazil or the snow-capped Andes Mountain chain, but did you know there’s a volcanic landscape near the South Pole that you can visit on this continent?

Tierra del Fuego, which means “Land of Fire” in Spanish, is an archipelago that forms part of the countries of Argentina and Chile. The reality of this dream-like landscape is a cold area full of mountains, gorgeous rivers, and unspoiled landscapes that is worth checking out at least once.

The above picture probably looks like something you’d see in Scandinavia, right? Well, would you believe that it’s actually the city of Ushuaia, located in Argentina? This city stakes a claim as the southernmost city on Earth, and it will give you a whole new vision of what South America can be.

Penguins, sea lions, and volcanoes might not have been what you pictured when you thought of South America, but trust me when I say that Tierra del Fuego is one of the highlights on this diverse and unique continent. Go, and go soon!