What to bring?

What to bring?

Due to the lack of knowledge that sometimes exists about the climate and temperatures that we have in Ushuaia, we have put together a guide full of recommendations so that you know what clothes to bring to the end of the world at any time of the year.


One of the most frequent questions that visitors to Ushuaia have is what clothes they should bring. It is advisable to put together a varied wardrobe to visit the island, since in the same day you can experience several degrees of thermal amplitude and different weather conditions. It can happen that in the morning there is a radiant sun, then wind, hours later rain and -depending on the time of year- maybe snow. And it is also possible that, at the end of the day, the Beagle Channel will give us a splendid rainbow. Likewise, we take into account that in mountain climates, where there are valleys and different altitudes, temperatures are lower than those present in urban areas.



Experiencing various temperatures in a single day does not solely depend on the weather outside at the end of the world. We must also consider the contrast of the cold that we experience when we are outside, in relation to heated spaces. Both accommodation, restaurants, shopping malls, tourist transport and shops maintain high temperatures to alleviate the effect of low temperatures on unusual bodies.



This is a list of garments that yes or yes have to be in your luggage when you arrive in the southernmost territory of the continent.


  • Coat. It is advisable to have a jacket or a waterproof coat. Possible snowfall or rain can surprise visitors at any time of the day and you have to be vigilant and prepared. A windbreaker jacket is also advisable, especially if you visit the island in summer.

  • Layered clothing. Also known as “onion type clothing”. We already said that the temperatures are variable depending on where one is (inside or outside, in the city or in the mountains). But you also have to consider temperature changes during the day. Early in the morning it is always colder, then it rises at noon and drops again when the sun goes down. We will probably be outside for several hours, making the most of the day with as many activities as possible. That's why this advice is important: layering clothes allows us to take off clothes as the day progresses, to use them again later.

  • Clothes in order. To achieve the goal mentioned above, we must carefully select what to wear and in what order: the lightest garment will always be in contact with the skin. You can wear thermal t-shirts, overalls, a polar and cotton coat, and also technical clothing to cope with very low temperatures. Thermal leggings are also great allies: they help keep your legs warm, both under snow pants and jeans.

  • Socks. Thermal socks are a great option. We recommend keeping several pairs on hand and always carrying an extra pair on excursions. It is in case our shoes fail us and the ones we are using get wet.

  • Footwear. This point is key and cannot fail. A good shoe that keeps us warm, that is comfortable and most importantly, that is 100% waterproof. Having your feet protected will make any activity pleasant, otherwise we will not be able to enjoy it. We recommend shoes with rubber soles, preferably boots with good grip for walks. Warm feet, warm body, it is better not to neglect the extremities of the body because they are the areas where the most body heat escapes us.

  • Accessories. Just like your feet, it is important to keep your hands, head, and ears safe. The best companions are a good pair of leather or thermal gloves, scarves and hats too. The latter can be made of wool, although they are also found in their thermal version, which are the most recommended to have on hand. You may not use it but they will not be too much in your suitcase.



In addition to clothing, we mention other essential elements that it is important that you bring on your trip:


  • UV protection. Surely most of the skin on our body is protected by clothing. But there are two parts that will always be exposed: the face and the eyes. It is important to take care of our eyes with sunglasses, if possible with a UV filter. The same with our face, using high-grade sunscreen to avoid spots and burns, especially when we are in contact with snow.

  • Handbag. A backpack or small bag will be very useful when going on an excursion, as well as if you undertake a walk through the city. It is always good to have a thermos and mate on hand to enjoy a moment of relaxation.

  • Snow clothing. For those who visit Ushuaia in winter and want to enjoy the snow on Cerro Castor, know that you can rent all the clothing you need to enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the city center. In this way, they will be able to make the most of the southernmost winter center in the world and with one of the best snow qualities on the continent.

  • Accessories. To enjoy the spectacle offered by the varied local fauna, it is always good to have a pair of binoculars or binoculars on hand. They will also be very useful in the panoramic points of the city. Finally, a good camera or cell phone with good definition will be inseparable companions to record and share unique moments. Those who live when visiting the land of the end of the world.


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