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Tourist Information of Tolhuin See map

The word Tolhuin comes from two words (tol - wen) that in Sellknam language (aborigines who inhabited this area), means "like a heart" or "like heart."

paisaje-tolhuinLandscape in the surroundings of Tolhuin. Photo courtesy of Emilia Rivera. 

Hence, this concept further strengthens the heart of the island, regional tourism product that is designed to receive all those who seek an alternative adventure travel. Tolhuin has also become the site of weekend residents of the province, who have built their huts and houses, turning this town into a busy place on weekends and during vacations.

In Tolhuin converge part of the tourists who are attracted to Ushuaia, "the end of the world," and those who arrive by Río Grande and National Route No. 3 looking for the sport of fishing at Lake Fagnano in which you find precious specimens of trout.

Those who visit Tolhuin may develop different outdoor activities such as river fishing, boat fishing on the lake, horseback riding, biking, dog sledding, recreation activities, and more which are arranged in various ventures that provide adequate services.

In short Tolhuin invites leisure and rest. Those who appreciate the harmony between man-made and nature, you will also find how to reunite with the origins of this land that claims to be "the heart of the end of the world".

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