MS Fridtjof Nansen
12 days

Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Price from
5989 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fridtjof Nansen
12 days

Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Price from
5989 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Departures
2021
November:
18.
28.
December:
8.
18.
28.
2022
January:
7.
17.
February:
6.
16.
26.
March:
8.
  • See the best Antarctica has to offer on an advanced expedition cruise
  • Experience massive glaciers, icebergs, polar landscape and rich wildlife
  • Mix of landings and ice-cruising as well as optional adventures
  • Science Center with fascinating lectures and activities on board
Encounter the wonder of life in Antarctica.

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Itinerary

This classic Antarctica expedition cruise is perfect way to experience spectacular wildlife and natural beauty. Enjoy five full days in Antarctica with landings and ice-boat cruising, as well as chances to kayak, hike and much more. Join us aboard our advanced hybrid powered expedition ship for an unforgettable adventure.
Day 1
Buenos Aires
Cultural and Cool
Feel the pulse of the home of the Tango.
Feel the pulse of the home of the Tango.
Photo: Trixi Lange-Hitzbleck

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.

Feel the pulse of the home of the Tango.
Feel the pulse of the home of the Tango.
Photo: Trixi Lange-Hitzbleck
City life in Buenos Aires
City life in Buenos Aires
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Ushuaia´s spectacular setting.
Ushuaia´s spectacular setting.
Photo: Marsel van Oosten
Day 2
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, 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.

Day 3-4
Drake Passage
Crossing the Drake Passage
Meet like-minded fellow explorers from around the world.
Meet like-minded fellow explorers from around the world.
Photo: Nils Lund

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. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research. This is also a good opportunity to enjoy all the amenities of your advanced hybrid powered expedition ship.

Meet like-minded fellow explorers from around the world.
Meet like-minded fellow explorers from around the world.
Photo: Nils Lund
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Get close to wildlife while never disturbing nature.
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Explore remote beauty where few others go.
Explore remote beauty where few others go.
Photo: Nils Lund
Excursion between the icebergs, Antarctica
Excursion between the icebergs, Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Get close to wildlife while never disturbing nature.
Get close to wildlife while never disturbing nature.
Photo: Stefan Dall

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
Drake Passage
Heading back to civilisation
Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Photo: Oscar Farrera

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.

Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Channel your inner scientist in the onboard Science Center.
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photo: Mark McDermott
Wander the colourful local lanes.
Wander the colourful local lanes.
Photo: shutterstock
The snow clad mountains surrounding Ushuaia reflecting in the channel on a clear, crisp morning.
The snow clad mountains surrounding Ushuaia reflecting in the channel on a clear, crisp morning.
Photo: Rita Melville
Day 12
Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
The End of the Adventure
Wander the colourful local lanes.
Wander the colourful local lanes.
Photo: shutterstock

Our expedition cruise ends as we reach Ushuaia, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. For more adventure, you can extend your stay in Buenos Aires or join an optional Post-Programme to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.

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

  •    Return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Transfers

  •    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

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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Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

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Buenos Aires: Post-programme Iguazu Falls (21/22)

South America

Duration

4 Days

From

1649 €

Booking code

IGRPOSTA

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Buenos Aires: Pre-programme Wild Patagonia (21/22)

South America

Duration

4 Days

From

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Booking code

PATPREA

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Buenos Aires City Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

3 Hours

From

49 €

Booking code

BUE01

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Buenos Aires Post-excursion: Dinner & Tango Show (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

189 €

Booking code

BUE02

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Buenos Aires Post-excursion: Tigre Delta Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

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Booking code

BUE03

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Duration

7 Hours

From

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Booking code

BUE05

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Buenos Aires Pre-excursion: Trendy Buenos Aires (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

3 Hours

From

55 €

Booking code

BUE06

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Ushuaia Post Excursion - Scenic drive and hiking at the end of the world (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

3 Hours

From

81 €

Booking code

USH04

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