This is one of the most famous and stunning stretches of land and water in the world. Tierra del Fuego has earned a formidable reputation and is an incredible place to explore on a cruise.

Located at the very bottom of South America, and separated from Patagonia by the Magellan Strait, this remote and windswept archipelago really does feel like the end of the world. Tierra del Fuego, which translates as ‘land of fire’ on account of the fires lit by the native Yámana, is split between Chile and Argentina and consists of number of islands.

The landscape varies from crystalline lakes and moraines to snowy peaks and mountain glaciers, and a cruise is the perfect way to appreciate this epic scenery in comfort. Rich in wildlife and history, it is a truly fascinating place and a highlight of any trip to South America.

Cruises run between Punta Arenas in Chile and Ushuaia in Argentina, making this an ideal way to combine the two countries that share Patagonia.