Antarctica and Falklands - Southern Hemisphere Adventure
MS Fridtjof Nansen
19 days

Antarctica and Falklands – Southern Hemisphere Adventure

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8489 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Magic landscape of icebergs and glaciers in Gerlache Strait.
Departure
18 March 2022
  • Experience Antarctica, Patagonia and the Falklands in one expedition cruise
  • See amazing wildlife; penguins, seals, whales, albatrosses and more
  • Enjoy landings and ice-cruising in Antarctica
  • Wide-ranging science and activity programme led by our expert Expedition Team

Itinerary

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.
Day 1
Buenos Aires - Hotel
Cultural and Cool
City life in Buenos Aires
City life in Buenos Aires

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.

City life in Buenos Aires
City life in Buenos Aires
The colourful La Boca area in Buenos Aires
The colourful La Boca area in Buenos Aires
Enjoy Ushuaia before embarking your ship.
Enjoy Ushuaia before embarking your ship.
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Day 2
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego
Enjoy Ushuaia before embarking your ship.
Enjoy Ushuaia before embarking your ship.

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

Day 3-4
Drake Passage - At Sea
Crossing the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss

Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage. During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture programme, 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 programme 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.

Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Kayak adventure near Cuverville Island
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Gentoo penguins at Half Moon Island
Gentoo penguins at Half Moon Island.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson
Humpback whale in Wilhelmina Bay
Humpback whale in Wilhelmina Bay. Enjoy ice-cruising to spot for whales and seals in spectacular surroundings.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Kayak adventure near Cuverville Island
Kayak adventure near Cuverville Island. Join optional kayaking tours or even hike and tent in the world´s most isolated wilderness.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson

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!

Day 10-11
At sea
Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures
Bird in the Drake Passage
Bird in the Drake Passage
Photo: Marsel van Oosten

The Expedition Team will continue the lecture programme, 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.

Bird in the Drake Passage
Bird in the Drake Passage
Photo: Marsel van Oosten
King penguins, Falkland Islands
Day 12-14
Falkland Islands
Pubs, Penguins and Perfect Wilderness
Sharing the beach on Carcass Island with the penguins.
From the pubs of Stanley to the vast white sand beaches of Carcass Island, the magical Falkland Islands is world of contrasts.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Remote farm on Carcass Island.
This part of your expedition cruise will let you explore remote areas in the Falklands, such as this farm on Carcass Island.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 12-14
Falkland Islands
Pubs, Penguins and Perfect Wilderness
King penguins, Falkland Islands
The final part of your expedition cruise will let you explore the Falklands' remote areas and rich wildlife, here represented by the King penguins.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson

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.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Stanley - Community Walk
    Take this self-timed walk through the highlights of Stanley's Capital.
  • Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek
    For the nature enthusiast, this trek is an exclusive opportunity to view Falkland Islands wildlife and flora.
  • Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon Tour
    Enjoy 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 - Scenic Air Tour
    See the Falkland Islands from another perspective. There is no better way to see these remote South Atlantic islands than by air.
  • Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights
    If 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.
Day 15
At Sea
Enjoy Onboard Activities
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photo: Mark McDermott

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.

Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photo: Mark McDermott
Coastline of Valdez Peninsula, Argentina
Coastline of Valdez Peninsula, Argentina
Skyline, Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, Argentina
Skyline, Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, Argentina.
Photo: Stefan Dall
Day 16
Puerto Madryn
World Heritage Highlights
Coastline of Valdez Peninsula, Argentina
Coastline of Valdez Peninsula, Argentina

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.

Day 17-18
At sea
Wildlife and Lectures
Birds, New Island, Falkland Islands
Birds, New Island, Falkland Islands
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

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..

Birds, New Island, Falkland Islands
Birds, New Island, Falkland Islands
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
City life in Buenos Aires
City life in Buenos Aires
The colourful La Boca area in Buenos Aires
The colourful La Boca area in Buenos Aires
Day 19
Buenos Aires
The ‘Birthplace of Tango’
City life in Buenos Aires
City life in 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-Programme to the famous Iguazu Falls.

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 indicative 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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What's included

Included in your voyage

Hotel

  •   Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

 Flights

  •    Flight in economy class from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Transfers

  •    Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
  •    Transfers from Ushuaia airport to the ship, including a brief tour of the town

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Pool area on MS Fridtjof Nansen
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Your ship

MS Fridtjof Nansen

Year built 2020
Shipyard Kleven Yards, Norway
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

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Suite MD on MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises 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.

A small boat in a body of water A small boat in a body of water

Stanley - Community Walk

Antarctica

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-FAI1

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A walk through scenic Falklands A walk through scenic Falklands

Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek

Antarctica

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 106 €

Booking code

A-FAI1

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Bluff Cove Museum and Sea Cabbage Cafe by Bluff Cove Lagoon beach Bluff Cove Museum and Sea Cabbage Cafe by Bluff Cove Lagoon beach

Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon Tour

Antarctica

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 149 €

Booking code

A-FAI10

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Aerial view of Port Stanley, the Falklands. Aerial view of Port Stanley, the Falklands.

Stanley - Scenic air tour

Antarctica

Duration

1h30

Price per person

From 437 €

Booking code

A-FAI9

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The stunning view of thw shipwreck the Lady Elizabeth The stunning view of thw shipwreck the Lady Elizabeth

Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights tour

Antarctica

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From 87 €

Booking code

A-FAI7

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