Antarctica & the Falkland Islands – Southern Hemisphere Adventure (Northbound)
Duration: 17 days
Ship: MS Midnatsol
14 March 2020
Price from: 6925 € per personCheck prices and availability
- Experience Antarctica, the Falklands and South America
- See the amazing wildlife of the southern hemisphere, sometimes up close
- Come ashore in Antarctica and go kayaking in the most remote place on Earth
- Wide-ranging Science programme
This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. We offer an optional city tour in the afternoon. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover the ”Paris of South America” for yourself.
Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Midnatsol awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome onboard dinner.
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage, and trust us - it will overwhelm you! MS Midnatsol is designed to make polar exploration available to all ages and learning levels. Lectures and films about Antarctica will be presented, and the Activity Center will provide the latest technology for preserving your memories. This Center is the heart of your expedition community; a great place to gather for talks, recaps and spontaneous events, and is the ideal place to mingle and share stories.
Antarctica is sure to overwhelm your senses, with endless white horizons above oceans full of glorious icebergs and whales. Maybe even more awe-inspiring will be your meeting with the huge colonies of penguins. They are not afraid of humans, so you can look forward to true close encounters with this most charming of bird species as you come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery.
From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Enjoy close encounters with Antarctic wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and relics. You are in one of the most remote areas of the world and the sensations are non-stop.
We will land several times for unforgettable excursions. Among the locations we may visit are Half Moon Island and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers who came here long ago. When the storms were at their worst, this is where they came to seek shelter. The high glacier walls in Wilhelmina Bay convey the mighty power of ice, from calving glacier fronts to floating ice.
The Expedition team will continue the lecture programme, covering history and the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife, oceanography and climate change. Spend some time on deck and look out for wildlife as we make out way north to the Falklands.
When we arrive the Falkland Islands, you will experience everything from red buses and English pubs in the capital Stanley to penguins, hikes in the hills or along the coastline or kayaking clear waters. New Island is an adorable inlet, with sandy white beaches and turquoise waters. It could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean island, if the sun was a little stronger. We pass an old shipwreck on our way ashore to enjoy a day amongst penguins and seals.
While we are here, you can join several excursions like history tours, bird watching tours, nature walks and even a scenic plane tour where you can discover the Falklands by air in a classic island-hopping aircraft.
Stanley - Bird watching in the Falkland IslandsAn exclusive opportunity to view and photograph the finest of landscapes, fauna and flora. A knowledgeable guide provides interesting information along the way.
Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon TourEnjoy a private wildlife haven on this exclusive tour to view king, gentoo and magellanic penguins as well as multitudes of sea birds, ending with tea in a café on the beach.
Stanley - Port Stanley HighlightsIf you want to see the highlights of Stanley in a short amount of time, then this is the ideal tour for you! Join this guided coach tour, taking you to interesting sites while you learn about the history of the Falkland Islands.
Stanley History TourJoin this two-hour guided walk through Stanley to understand the pioneering history of the tiny capital of the Falkland Islands.
Stanley FocusThis is a condensed tour of Stanley, which provides insight into this uncommon southern Atlantic capital. If you are short on time, but want to accrue meaningful knowledge about this unique city, then this is the tour for you!
Stanley - Scenic Air TourSee the Falkland Islands from another perspective. There is no better way to see these remote South Atlantic islands than by air.
Stanley - Long Island FarmExperience traditional and authentic Falklands-style farm life on a sheep farm outside Stanley. Learn about the everyday life of the Watsons, the sixth-generation Falkland islanders living on the farm, and enjoy coffee and cookies in the farmhouse kitchen.
Stanley - Bleaker Island Wildlife & Scenic FlightTake off on a scenic flight for aerial views of the rugged mountainous terrain, wild landscapes and natural coastal beauty of the Falkland Islands.
Stanley - Falklands Nature TrekFor the nature enthusiast, this trek is an exclusive opportunity to view Falkland Islands wildlife and flora.
Days at sea are full of activity. By now, our Expedition team will probably have convinced everybody on board that science is fascinating and fun! We can promise first class edutainment.
Montevideo boasts colourful cultural diversity, with a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian and Art Deco architectural styles. Long considered one of South America's most interesting cities, you can visit the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings, the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio with its numerous theatres, museums and art galleries, and the stretch of white, sandy beaches surrounding the city after disembarking on MS Midnatsol.
Included in your voyage
- Hurtigruten Expedition with cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
- One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
- Transfer hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
- Economy flight Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
- Transfer airport to ship in Ushuaia
- Wind and water resistant jacket
- Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
- Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
- Free tea and coffee
Not included in your voyage
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Optional excursions and gratuities
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|Passenger capacity||970 (500 in Antarctica)|
The MS Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is dedicated to the wonders of Arctic summer. The ship sails along the Norwegian coast from May to September, and is part of our global expedition cruises during the rest of the year.
Some expedition cruises may include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.
Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.
Stanley - Bird watching in the Falkland Islands
Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon Tour
Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights tour
Stanley - Stanley History Tour
Stanley - Stanley Focus
Stanley - Scenic air tour
Stanley - Long Island Farm
Stanley - Bleaker Island Wildlife & Scenic Flight
Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek
Extend your cruise
Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.
Buenos Aires - City tour Buenos Aires
Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park
Montevideo City Tour (Post-Programme)
Everything you need to know about a cruise with Hurtigruten
- Practical Information: Expedition Cruises with MS Midnatsol
- Landing sites in Antarctica
- Meet our Expedition Teams
- Antarctica Travel Guide
- Antarctica: Frequently Asked Questions
- What to pack for Expedition Cruises
- Young Explorers’ Programme: Bring your kids on board
- Frequently Asked Questions: Hurtigruten Cruises