Chile's mythical south offers the traveller an awe-inspiring natural scenery: Along the Carretera Austral one can marvel at rain forests, fjords and glaciers, while further south the craggy peaks of the national park Torres del Paine captivate the viewer. Here one really feels as though one were at the end of the world, as only a mere 2 % of Chileans live in these wild stretches of the country. Southerly of the Strait of Magellan awaits the island group of Fireland: boat trips take seaworthy tourists to the Beagle Channel, to the storm-lashed Cape Horn and to the ice fjords of Antarctica.