Traveling in Argentina

There is plenty to see in Argentina. And that applies to both culture and nature. Buenos Aires is an international metropolis and is called the Paris of South America because of its wide boulevards, magnificent palaces, narrow streets, elegant shopping streets and green parks. The wine city of Mendoza is very charming with its picturesque, architectural traces from the city’s founding in the 16th century. Around Mendoza are vineyards surrounded by orchards, avenues of poplars and the majestic peaks of the Andes. If you feel like spice up your holiday and learn more about the country’s biggest export success, there is also the opportunity for wine tasting. Many trips to Argentina go past the famous waterfalls Cataratas del Iguazu on the border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. This nature’s impressive marvel is the world’s richest waterfall with a width of over 3, 2 kilometers where the water rushes out over the basalt cliffs of the Paraná Plateau. The area around the waterfalls has a network of hiking trails that allow you to explore the subtropical rainforest that surrounds the falls. Toucans, parrots and tapirs live here, among other places. A completely different form of scenery is found in the southernmost part of Argentina in a region called the Land of Fire. Here is the city of Ushuaia, which markets itself as the southernmost city in the world, surrounded by a nature that is most reminiscent of northern Norway with snow-capped mountain peaks and steep mountain sides that disappear into the icy sea. At Ushuaia is also the National Park “Parque Nacional del Tierra del Fuego” with forests, bays, lakes, rivers, mountain peaks, glaciers and a rich bird life. If you get a taste for even more distinctive Icelandic landscapes in Tierra del Fuego, you can continue from here all the way to Antarctica. The Antarctic Peninsula is no more than a day’s trip from the southern tip of Argentina, and many cruises to the icy continent depart from Ushuaia.

Climate Argentina

Get an overview of Argentina’s climate and weather – from Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls, to Ushuaia in the Land of Fire – the world’s southernmost city.

Buenos Aires
Daytime temperature 30 29 27 22 19 15 16 17 19 22 25 28
Night temperature 19 18 17 12 9 7 7 8 9 12 15 17
Precipitation (mm) 144 89 105 92 95 78 71 84 67 104 108 52
Rio Gallegos
Daytime temperature 18 18 17 13 8 5 5 6 11 15 17 18
Night temperature 7 5 4 2 -1 -3 -3 -1 0 2 4 6
Precipitation (mm) 35 22 12 15 20 14 20 14 10 10 23 27
Daytime temperature 32 31 31 27 24 21 22 24 25 28 30 31
Night temperature 20 20 19 17 13 11 11 12 13 16 18 19
Precipitation (mm) 173 175 115 200 184 154 131 124 137 182 210 135

According to top-mba-universities, Argentina’s climate varies from subtropical in the north to almost Antarctic in the south. In general it can be said that it is temperate. Tierra del fuego (Land of Fire) has a humid climate with temporary storms, which can be compared to the Swedish. In the Andes it is cold in summer and very cold in winter. Earthquakes occur near Mendoza near the Andes. Cuyo – the land of the desert – has hot and dry summers with temperatures up to 50 ºC. In winter it is cold and dry. In the capital Buenos Aires, it is more temperate with cold winters and hot summers.

Passport and visa Argentina

Read about passports and visas when traveling to Argentina.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months after returning from Argentina. No visa is required to Argentina for stays of 90 days. If you are not a Swedish citizen, it is important that you investigate what applies to you.

On some of our trips, you must send a copy of the photo page to your passport. This is stated in your invoice.

Vaccinations Argentina

Read more about vaccination in connection with travel to Argentina.

There is only a risk of malaria in the northern provinces on the border with Bolivia and Paraguay.
You must also be very careful and prevent mosquito bites (mosquito spray with DEET or AUTAN, use of impregnated mosquito net or stay in hotels with air conditioning).
Important: The malaria mosquito only stings when it has become dark.

Yellow fever
It has been observed that older people sometimes have a tendency to have more severe side effects and therefore one should be careful about vaccinating the elderly.

If you do not want to be vaccinated against yellow fever because of this, you should ask a doctor or the clinic where you are vaccinated to write in the vaccination card that you have not been vaccinated against yellow fever for medical reasons. This is accepted by the immigration authorities.

Before departure

About a week before departure, you will receive your final departure letter. The departure letter contains important information about the place and time of departure. It also contains a telephone and address list of the hotels we use on the trip and the tour guide’s name.


Requirements and recommendations regarding vaccinations are constantly changing for different countries. Therefore, contact your doctor or vaccination center for current information regarding necessary vaccinations.

Travel insurance

Since the general health insurance does not cover the cost of travel home and care in Argentina, you should definitely take out travel insurance that covers both the cost of care and any repatriation. Furthermore, we recommend that the insurance covers luggage in the event of damaged or lost luggage. Albatros Travel cooperates with Gouda Reseförsäkring and we are happy to help you take out travel insurance.

Hand luggage

We recommend that you pack your hand luggage, so that you have what you need easily accessible should the rest of your luggage be delayed. Furthermore, we advise you to pack valuables and important medicine in your hand luggage. If you bring prescription medicine, which you need to take during the flight, the name of the prescription and flight ticket must match.

Traveling in Argentina

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