Those stationed here might feel marooned, but for travelers Puerto Williams smarts of great adventure, with superb opportunities for trekking and kayaking. Not much happens here. In town, the wind hurtles debris while calves graze on the plaza and yards are stacked roof-deep in firewood. With transportation connections improving, more visitors are bound to discover South America's southernmost town.
The island's 150km of trails are gaining international attention, though at points are poorly marked and challenging. If hiking, take a companion, get directions from local outfitters before heading out and register with the carabineros (police).