Obstruction Sound

Obstruction Sound

Última Esperanza, Seno Obstrucción

About 70 km south of Puerto Natales, along a gravel road, you will discover the different scenarios that Obstruction Sound offers: fjords, beaches of dark stones and humid forests of lenga and lichens, always accompanied by a calm sea and with optimal light to appreciate the small towns, as well as trails to reach the natural viewpoints of Obstruction Sound. 

Featured in Obstruction Sound

Area of lenga forests overlooking the sea. Coastal route with mountain backdrops. Very green environment with wild nature. Feeling of inhospitable landscapes, a greener Patagonia look.


  • Location type

    Village, landscape, forests, coastal roads, local settlement, rivers.

  • Road type

    Good condition gravel without much signage, curvy stretches and paths between forests.

Filming Feasibility

  • Doable with challenges

    Ideal for a day of filming that seeks to find scenery with beautiful coastal environments surrounded by forests and mountains with lots of vegetation. There are no services, only a community to use as a base camp.

Parking: Yes

Distance from Santiago

  • Option 1

    3 hrs flight ,3 hrs drive from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales and then 1 hr 20 dirt road to the Seno Obstrucción settlement


  • Months of more light

    Between November and April between 12 and 17 hrs of daylight.

  • Months of less light

    Between June and August 7hrs

  • Month of highest elevation of the sun

    December +60.02º

  • Month of lowest elevation of the sun

    June +14.45º

  • Windy months

    December to March

  • Rainy month

    Between March and May

  • Less windy month

    Between April and October


  • Puerto Natales

    Distance to site

    1 hr 20 minutes

    Base Camp option



  • Local Network



  • Clothing

    3 layers, rain and wind proof.
  • Footwear

    Goratex comfortable hiking, gaiters, gloves and rain coats.
  • UV Protection

  • Physical condition

    Low level requirement.

Tourist activities / Links

Recommended rolling size