TIERRA DEL FUEGO
HOW TO GET THERE
It is not difficult to get to Tierra del Fuego or Cape Horn. Currently, there are several ways of getting to these places. It is just a matter of making the decision, wrapping yourself up in warm clothes and setting off for an endless adventure in Chilean Patagonia. However, do not heed the scary tales of shipwrecks that you will hear during your journey, since they belong to the past.
If your destination is Porvenir, capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego, there are daily flights from Punta Arenas -the main town in Chilean Patagonia- although frequency may be adjusted according to flight demand. The trip takes 15 minutes.
Another possibility is travelling to Punta Arenas by land and then crossing the Straits of Magellan -with your car and everything else- by any of the ferries leaving from Tres Puentes or Primera Angostura.
The famous straits can also be crossed by shuttle. The journey takes about three hours. The vessels set sail every day during the high season (November through February) and the service is canceled on Thursdays during the low season (March through October).
In order to get to Puerto Williams, the southern most city in the world and the main urban center on Navarino Island, you may take the shuttle ferry that crosses the Beagle Channel. It is also possible to get there by means of a light aircraft, as there is an airport.
From Puerto Williams it is easy to get to Cape Horn, 160 kilometers to the north, either by air or water. You can also get there from Punta Arenas, 700 kilometers away.