Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Voyage of Discovery (Northbound)

Duration: 19 days

Departures: 18 March 2021
Price from:
9865 € per person
  • Experience Antarctica and Patagonia in one expedition
  • Enjoy ice-cruising, landings and incredible wildlife in Antarctica
  • Sail into the Chilean fjords in summer and see Cape Horn
  • Opportunity to visit Torres del Paine National Park
You will experience the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich Antarctic wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness. Here in the Lemaire Channel visiting penguins.
Photo: Arnau Ferrer
Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords
Hik in stunning surroundings in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile.
Hik in stunning surroundings in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile.
Our Expedition Team are skilled professionals who will take you on landings and exciting activities whenever conditions allow, like kayaking the icy waters of Antarctica.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson

Itinerary

This is a truly exciting and varied expedition cruise that combines the highlights of Antarctica, the stunning Chilean fjords, and the rich natural beauty of Patagonia. Our expert Expedition Team will take you ice-cruising and out for landings to get close to wildlife at every opportunity.
Day 1
Santiago de Chile - Hotel
Summer in the Metropolis
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile

The capital of Chile is exciting and diverse. There is a lot to discover, from the Andean glaciers at the city borders, to tall mountains and skyscrapers, to quiet parks, colonial architecture, bohemian quarters and the fast-flowing Mapacho River. Your adventure starts with an overnight hotel stay here. 

Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 2
Santiago de Chile / Punta Arenas
Embarking on the Expedition
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

You fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas, where the hybrid powered expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen is docked, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica.

Day 3-4
At sea
The Drake Passage
Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

We sail through the scenic Beagle Channel and over the legendary Drake Passage. Onboard, the Expedition Team starts the lecture program, giving you information about Antarctica’s fantastic animals, geology and history. Enjoy the fresh sea air and look out for wildlife from the deck.

Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Landing on Cuverville Island, Antarctica
Day 5-8
Antarctica
Pure Wilderness
Exploring the Wilhelmina Bay and its wildlife from the tenderboat
Exploring the Wilhelmina Bay and its wildlife from the tenderboat.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Port Lockroy, a natural harbour in front of the Antarctic Peninsula. The Antarctic base includes the most southerly operational post office in the world.
Port Lockroy, a natural harbour in front of the Antarctic Peninsula. The Antarctic base includes the most southerly operational post office in the world.
Photo: Marsel van Oosten
Day 5-8
Antarctica
Pure Wilderness
Landing on Cuverville Island, Antarctica
Landing with the Expedition Team on Cuverville Island, Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Home to ninety per cent of the world´s ice, Antarctica never fails to amaze and astound. In winter sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, it is a breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.

This is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism that has evolved through millenniums without human interference. Therefore, we adhere to very strict environmental guidelines and rules. We want to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures!

Antarctica is a true wilderness, so local conditions will dictate our final itinerary. We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula with the aim of showing you the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display. 

At every opportunity, our expert Expedition Team will take you ice-cruising and out for landings.  There may also be chances to kayak among icebergs, hike in stunning surroundings and even camp on the most remote continent on Earth.

Day 9-10
At sea
Drake Passage and Cape Horn
Cape Horn, Chile
Famed Cape Horn, where we will attempt a landing
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz

MS Roald Amundsen takes us safely back across the famous Drake Passage. We will continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica in the Science Center. As we reach South America, we will attempt to land on historic Cape Horn before continuing towards the Chilean fjords.

Cape Horn, Chile
Famed Cape Horn, where we will attempt a landing
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz
Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss
Garibaldi glacier, Garibaldi Fjord
Garibaldi glacier, Garibaldi Fjord.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Chilean Fjords, Country Glaciers
Chilean Fjords, Country Glaciers.
Photo: Dominic Barrington
Day 11
Chilean fjords
A Paradise for Nature Lovers
Garibaldi glacier, Garibaldi Fjord
Garibaldi glacier, Garibaldi Fjord.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Deep fjords and tall mountains plunging into the icy water await us in magnificent surroundings. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans, full of isolated islands and hidden bays that harbour rich wildlife.

Day 12-13
Puerto Natales - Overnight stay
Torres del Paine National Park
Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, world-famous for the `Torres del Paine rock formations. Explore the park on our optional excursion to discover a stunning terrain, from the vast open steppe to rugged mountains topped by looming peaks.

This diversity of environments hosts a wide variety of a flora and fauna - llamas, pumas, and foxes in addition to more than 100 species of birds like the Andean condor.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Puerto Natales - Scenes of Puerto Natales
    This excursion combines the highlights of the charming town of Puerto Natales with the interesting Milodón Cave, just a few kilometres away.
  • Torres del Paine - Overnight
    This excursion includes an overnight inside the park - ‘the eighth wonder of the world' - with its impressive scenery and incomparable views. The Torres del Paine National Park covers an area over 242,000 hectares and features a rich geographical diversity of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. There is always the possibility of seeing varieties of native wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine National Park
    Visit Torres del Paine National Park with stunning scenery and amazing views! Admire the natural beauty of this area, which offers great photo opportunities.
  • Torres del Paine – Grey Hike
    Spectacular views abound in every direction. Torres del Paine National Park covers an area of 242.242 hectares and features an outstanding combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills, and peaks, as well as the possibility to observe various kinds of wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine
    This programme is designed to give you the best of both worlds. Explore Torres del Paine by both coach and foot. The eighth wonder of the world, Torres del Paine National Park, covers an area over 242.000 hectares and consists of a rich combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. It is possible to observe many different forms of life here in their natural state.
Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile
Trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Nature of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile, South America
Nature of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile, South America
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Day 14
Puerto Edén - Half day
Isolated Beauty
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile

After a cruise through Patagonian waters, the village of Puerto Edén in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park will enchant you. It is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people.

Day 15
At sea
Waters of Patagonia
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.

Our expedition cruise continues north through the fabled waters of Patagonia. As we sail through iconic Andean seascapes, enjoy the vistas of the magnificent natural expanse.

Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park
Day 16
Castro - Full day
Cosmopolitan Castro
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloe Island, Patagonia, Chile

Set among windswept hills and lush vegetation, Castro is known for its colourful `palafitos´, wooden houses mounted on stilts along the water's edge, and the UNESCO Site Iglesia San Francisco. Nearby wide beaches are home to dozens of seabirds, penguins and sea lions.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Castro Walking Tour
    Walk from pier to Plaza de Armas for a short visit and proceed to San Francisco church, the main Catholic church of Chiloé’s capital and rather than the typical style of the other churches of the island, it is Neo-Gothic style.
  • Castro - Dalcahue, Curaco de Velez & Achao
    This excursion provides a glimpse into the history of the small villages in the Castro-Delahue area. We will visit three towns by coach and ferry.
  • Trek at Chiloe National park
    Trek through Chiloe National Park, where hiking trails take you to a great viewpoint with views over Cucao Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Learn about local flora and fauna and the history of the primitive settlements. We will also drive by the village of Cucao and hear about the tsunami that this town suffered in 1960.
Day 17-18
At sea
Sailing North
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck.
Bring your camera and capture the amazing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten

As we make our way along the Pacific coast to Valparaiso, we will recap the highlights of the   expedition cruise and scan for wildlife.

Photographer capturing wildlife from deck.
Bring your camera and capture the amazing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten
Reading a book while crossing the open sea to the Falkland Islands
Read a book while crossing the open sea to the Falkland Islands
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Colorful buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, Chile
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, Chile.
Day 19
Valparaíso, Chile
The `Jewel of the Pacific´
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.

Sadly, every expedition must come to an end.  And this expedition ends in the colourful and poetic city of Valparaíso. Take some time to explore this scenic town before your flight home.

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

  • Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice   
  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the voyage including breakfast
  • Transfer hotel to airport in Santiago de Chile
  • Economy flight from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas
  • Transfer airport to ship in Punta Arenas including city tour and lunchbox

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE

  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including ice-cruising and onshore exploration with the Expedition Team  
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in  
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket   
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment neededfor optional and included activities  

ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatheringsto recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event

PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT

  • All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
  • Fredheim restaurant meals included
  • A la carte restaurant (for suite guests)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
  • Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
  • Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected   

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights 
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners  
  • Optional small-group adventures with our Expedition Team such as kayaking, camping, glacier walks, long hikes (availability contingent on weather conditions and safety)  
  • Optional small-group Explorer Photo programme with our Expedition Photographer   
  • Travel insurance  
  • Luggage handling

Notes

Red ship in a body of water
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
Red ship in a body of water

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

Read more about MS Roald Amundsen

Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional excursions

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.

A large building with a mountain in the background A large building with a mountain in the background

Puerto Natales - Scenes of Puerto Natales Included

South America

Duration

3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-PNT1

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A body of water with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A body of water with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine - Overnight

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Price per person

From 1124 €

Booking code

A-PNT8

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Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine National Park

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park

Duration

Approx 9h

Price per person

From 337 €

Booking code

A-PNT1

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A close up of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background A close up of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine – Grey Hike

Duration

9 hours

Price per person

From 287 €

Booking code

A-PNT7

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A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine

Duration

11 hours 10 minutes

Price per person

From 337 €

Booking code

A-PNT6

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Castro Walking Tour

South America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-WCA1

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A boat is docked next to a body of water A boat is docked next to a body of water

Castro - Dalcahue, Curaco de Velez & Achao

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes

Price per person

From 137 €

Booking code

A-WCA3

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Castro - Trek at Chiloe National park

South America

Duration

6 hours 45 mins

Price per person

From 212 €

Booking code

A-WCA2

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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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Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Atacama Desert (20/21 and 21/22)

South America

Duration

5 Days

From

2011 €

Booking code

SCLATAPRE

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A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Chilean Patagonia (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Days

From

1927 €

Booking code

PUQPRE

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Valparaiso & Santiago: Post-programme

South America

Duration

2 Days

From

398 €

Booking code

VAPPOST

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-excursion: The Best of Santiago de Chile (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

48 €

Booking code

SCL01

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-Excursion: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

64 €

Booking code

SCL05

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-Excursion: Santiago Walking Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Antarctica, South America

Duration

3 Hours

From

41 €

Booking code

SCL06

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Santiago de Chile - Post-programme Easter Island (20/21 and 21/22)

South America

Duration

5 Days

From

3086 €

Booking code

SCLIPCPOST

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