Antarctica and Falklands - Southern Hemisphere Adventure

Join this amazing expedition cruise to the highlights of Antarctica, the Falklands and Patagonia. Our Expedition Team will take you for ice-cruising and on landings providing opportunities to see penguins, seals, whales and other wildlife. There may also be chances to kayak among the icebergs and hike on the most remote continent on Earth.
19 days




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Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our planned itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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Itinerary

  1. Cultural and Cool - Buenos Aires - Hotel

    This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover `Paris of South America´ for yourself on a warm spring or summer day, or extend your stay with an optional Pre-Programme to explore wild Patagonia.

    Cultural and Cool - Buenos Aires - Hotel
  2. Tierra del Fuego - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

    Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.

    Tierra del Fuego - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
  3. Crossing the Drake Passage - Drake Passage - At sea

    Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage. During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture program, giving you information about Antarctica’s fascinating history and environmental science. Learn what it takes to be an Antarctic Ambassador in our mandatory IAATO briefing and join the Citizen Science program to learn more about the wildlife and ecosystems of Antarctica. This is a great time to enjoy all the amenities of our advanced hybrid-powered expedition ship.

    Crossing the Drake Passage - Drake Passage - At sea
  4. Antarctica … Another World! - Antarctica

    Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

    Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

    We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

    Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

    Antarctica … Another World! - Antarctica
  5. Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures - At sea

    The Expedition Team will continue the lecture program, covering history and the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife, oceanography and climate change. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level. Spend some time on deck and look out for wildlife as we make out way north to the Falklands. We are usually followed by different sea bird species, such as albatrosses.

    Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures - At sea
  6. Pubs, Penguins and Perfect Wilderness - Falkland Islands

    After the wilderness of Antarctica, enjoy the contrast provided by Stanley, with red phone boxes, red buses and old pubs. The capital is good size for roaming the streets on foot, or you can join an excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area. We will be docked here throughout the day.

    The Falklands are teeming with wonders of nature, with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons and stunning white sand beaches.

    As we reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands, you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for generations. Penguins waddle along the beaches here, often coming close to you to take a look out of curiosity, and even posing for photos! We plan to go ashore to explore the area on hikes and to spot some of the many bird species that live here.

    Pubs, Penguins and Perfect Wilderness - Falkland Islands
  7. Enjoy Onboard Activities - At Sea

    Days at sea are full of activity. Our Expedition Team leads fascinating talks and lectures in the Science Center and MS Fridtjof Nansen offers a wellness area as well as a pool and hot tubs.

    Enjoy Onboard Activities - At Sea
  8. World Heritage Highlights - Puerto Madryn

    The Valdes Peninsula is a stunning nature reserve that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on Argentina's Patagonian coast, this peninsula is home to dramatic natural habitats. Enjoy our wide variety of optional excursions starting in Puerto Madryn that bring you closer to wildlife and let you experience the gaucho lifestyle of Patagonia.

    World Heritage Highlights - Puerto Madryn
  9. Wildlife and Lectures - At sea

    After exhilarating days in Patagonia, Antarctica and the Falklands, the final days of the voyage are spent sailing north while the temperatures rise. Relax with your fellow explorers on the outer decks, restaurants and lounges, and enjoy the farewell dinner on the last evening..

    Wildlife and Lectures - At sea
  10. The ‘Birthplace of Tango’ - Buenos Aires

    Sadly, every expedition must come to an end. And this expedition ends in Buenos Aires. Explore this vibrant city at your leisure before returning home. For more adventure, you can extend your stay in Argentina’s capital or enjoy an optional Post-Program to the famous Iguazu Falls.

    The ‘Birthplace of Tango’ - Buenos Aires

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