Enjoy landings to see thousands of animals: seals, penguins, birds and whales.  Hike, kayak and go ice-cruising in stunning Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia.  Chance to come ashore on isolated beaches and spend the night in a tent.  Experience an in-depth exploration of the ‘Galápagos of the Poles’, South Georgia, home to vast numbers of King penguins

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Type of Tour:Scheduled departure cruise

  • 01 November 2021
  • 13 December 2021
  • 03 January 2022
  • 03 February 2023
  • 24 February 2023
Duration:22 Nights / 23 Days
Visit:Buenos Aires – Ushuaia – The Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctica – Drake Passage – Ushuaia – Buenos Aires
  • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including Breakfast
  • Return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief tour of the town
  • 22 Night voyage in cabin category of your choice
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • English-speaking Tour Leader on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities
  • International Airfare and airport taxes
  • Luggage handling
  • Extras on-board
  • Optional tours, activities & sightseeing
  • Travel insurance, visa cost and tips
Notes:Kindly note Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.  Prices may change at any time before departure date; the applicable price will be confirmed at the time of booking.

*Nine of the ships along the Norwegian Coast have Expedition teams on-board. As a guest, you can go on hikes with the Expedition teams by getting our Outdoor Activity Passes.

Accommodation:On-board Hurtigruten – MS Fram
Boat passing through icy landforms in Antarctica

Full Itinerary

Cultural and cool

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

Tierra del Fuego

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

Across the Open Sea

We cross the open sea towards the Falkland Islands. Enjoy our in-depth lectures and keep an eye out for wildlife from deck.

Where the Natural World Rules

The Falklands teem with wildlife, and offer clear blue skies, vast vistas and stunning white beaches. Here, the sheep graze alongside colonies of penguins, while caracaras patrol overhead and geese forage at the water’s edge. Penguins waddle close to take a look, then continue on their way, providing great photo opportunities! We hope to go ashore for exploring, hiking or taking a closer look at all the birds. Stanley makes an excellent starting point for our excursions. We will be docked in the capital the entire day, giving you time to discover on foot, as most shops and services are clustered around the port.

DAY 7-8:  AT SEA
Cruising the South Atlantic

After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow our ship.

The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean

We explore the thriving ecosystem and rich history of South Georgia. The area is known as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean and is a world-famous location for wildlife photographers.  South Georgia’s unique position inside the Antarctic ecosystem – yet outside the limit of sea ice – makes an ideal home for tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds.  During our stay here, you will see adult seals lounge on the sand while their pups race in and out of the water, albatross soar overhead, and penguins cluster in their thousands. Enjoy the sight of hanging glaciers, cliffs, and scenic lagoons.

You will also visit a museum, the Norwegian seaman’s church, and the grave of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. South Georgia also offers good hiking, and one of our favourite trails follows part of Shakleton´s route on his brave journey across rugged mountains to find help for the 22 men left on isolated Elephant Island.

DAY 14-15:  AT SEA
Towards Antarctica

As we continue towards Antarctica you can learn more about the wonders of the Deep South, focusing on the history, environment and wildlife of the region.  Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can also analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level.

Antarctica…. Another World!

Antarctica is wilderness on a massive scale.  It is home to 90 per cent of the world´s ice, reaching up to 4,000 meters in thickness. Winter sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, Antarctica is a breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.  As outlined in the Antarctic Treaty, this is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism. No human activity permitted that can alter the perfect natural balance that has evolved through millennia without interference. That´s why we follow very strict environmental guidelines and rules. We want to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures!  Our Captain and Expedition Team will take advantage of the often-ideal conditions to take you ice-cruising, and to come ashore on landings for exciting activities. You may have the chance to kayak the icy waters in the company of whales, hike or even camp on the world´s most isolated continent.

The Voyage North

On our way back to civilisation, we will continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica. The voyage from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina is roughly 950 km (600 miles) or 40 hours of sailing time in good weather.

The Southernmost Town in the World

We make landfall in Tierra del Fuego. Your expedition cruise ends in the world’s southernmost town, Ushuaia, and your journey back continues with a flight to Buenos Aires.  If you crave even more exploration after exploring Antarctica, we recommend you extend your stay in Buenos Aires or join an optional post-voyage programme to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.


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