Very often referred to as “the end of the world,” Patagonia, the most Southern region of South America shared between Argentina and Chile, is filled with magical natural wonders. Majestic glaciers, jagged mountain peaks and crystalline lakes dominate in this area, whereas the population is rather scarce. Although travelers visit Patagonia to explore the most beautiful places, the immense size of the area and the harsh weather conditions make you feel that you are on a land of undisturbed beauty. There are many places in Patagonia that is worth visiting, and we show you some of the most dramatic landscapes from the area through our black and white photographs. Our photos follow an itinerary from the South to the North, starting at the end of the world in Ushuaia. Enjoy the pictures of these dramatic landscapes, which surely will make you feel like visiting Patagonia.

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia, Argentina

Top Places Patagonia - Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego Patagonia

Beagle Strait, Ushuaia, Argentina

Top Places Patagonia - Beagle Strait

Penguin - Beagle Strait

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Top Places Patagonia - Torres del Paine Peaks

Top Places Patagonia - Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park Glacier

Torres del Paine National Park Lake

Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Argentina

Top Places Patagonia - Perito Moreno Glacier

Top Patagonia Places - Perito Moreno Ice

Perito Moreno Landscape

Glacier Grande, El Chaltén, Argentina

Top Patagonia Places - Glacier Grande & Laguna Torre

Cerro Torre, El Chaltén, Argentina

Cerro Torre - Top Patagonia Places

Mount Fitz Roy, El Chaltén, Argentina

Top Patagonia Places - Fitz Roy

Mount Fitz Roy PatagoniaLos Alerces National Park, Esquel, Argentina

Los Alerces National Park - Patagonia

Top Patagonia Places - Alerces National Park

Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche, Argentina

Top Patagonia Places - Nahuel Huapi National Park

Villarrica Volcano, Pucón, Chile

Top Patagonia Places - Villarrica Volcano

Useful Information about Patagonia

Where is Patagonia located?

Patagonia is situated in the Southern end of South America. This vast region is shared between Argentina and Chile, although most of the land belongs to the Argentineans.

How to get to Patagonia

The best way to get to Patagonia is to fly to Ushuaia (or some place in the far South) from Buenos Aires and make your way North stopping at the most beautiful places. If you want to visit the most Southern part of the region, the long busride from the capital would take several days, crossing the border between Argentina and Chile several times and it would turn out to be an infinite journey.

What to see and do in Patagonia

Our photos above show you the places in Patagonia that we would recommend you to visit. Starting in Ushuaia, a very peculiar city, known as the most Southern town in the world, you should visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park with beautiful lakes and green forests, and enjoy a boat trip in the Beagle Strait where apart from the landscape, you can see quite a lot of wildlife: lion seals and penguins amongst others. Then head North and cross the border to Chile till you get to Puerto Natales, where you can do a 3 or more day trek in the Torres del Paine National Park. Here you can see the famous towers, probably the most dramatic mountain landscape of the whole Patagonia region. Continuing your way North, another place that you have to visit in Patagonia is the Perito Moreno Glacier, which can be accessed from El Calafate. Although you might start to get tired of the hikes, you can’t miss out on El Chaltén, which is the hiking capital of the country. You can do several trails from here, the most populars are the one that goes to the lagoon close to Cerro Torre and you definitely have to see Mount Fitz Roy, a peak of such a unique shape. If you still have energy, you can explore the Los Alerces National Park close to Esquel, which is quite off the beaten path, but the colors of the rivers and lakes will make this park one of the top places in your Patagonia itinerary. Bariloche, refered to as the capital of the region, has to be your next stop, where you can rent a car and visit the Nahuel Huapi National Park and the Route of the 7 Lakes. The final stop of your visit to Patagonia can be Pucón, from where you can climb the Villarrica Volcano if you feel brave or you can just enjoy the views of the volcano from either Pucón or Villarrica.

Are you already aching to visit Patagonia? Read about how to plan a trip to this far land.

Want to read more about this wonderful country? Check out our mini guide about traveling to Argentina with lots of useful tips and information.

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