Antarctica - Highlights of the Frozen Continent
No single supplement
MS Fridtjof Nansen
12 days

Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Price from
6867 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • No single supplement

    Solo travellers who prefer their own space while still travelling with others, have the opportunity to save on select voyages departing in 2020. For a limited time, pay no single supplement if you book one of the below expedition cruises. This offer applies to a selection of departures that you can find on each voyage page.
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Departures
2020
November:
7.
17.
27.
December:
7.
17.
27.
2021
January:
6.
16.
  • 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

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 - 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/summer day or extend your stay by an optional pre-programme to explore Wild Patagonia.

City life in Buenos Aires
City life 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 - Flight & embarkation
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
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage. MS Fridtjof Nansen is designed to make polar exploration a pleasure for all ages and learning levels. There will be lectures on the environment, films about Antarctica in the Science Center, and the ship offers a pool, hot tubs and Wellness Center to enhance your journey.

Sunset in the Drake Passage
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Excursion between the icebergs, Antarctica
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Exploring Orne Harbour, Antarctica
Exploring Orne Harbour, Antarctica.
Photo: Stefan Dall
Hike in the snow in Orne Harbour, Antarctica
Hike in the snow in Orne Harbour, Antarctica
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 5-9
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Excursion between the icebergs, Antarctica
Excursion between the icebergs, Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Welcome to the most remote area on Earth! Come ashore to explore the breathtaking Antarctic scenery and encounter penguins. From the deck, there will be ample opportunities to sight whales and seals. 

We always work with the elements in Antarctica, and we aim to land on the South Shetland Islands and on the Antarctic Peninsula. 

The places we visit are serene and offer opportunities to observe different types of Antarctic wildlife, including penguin colonies, seals, whales, glaciers, icebergs in every shape and colour, whaling stations and scientific stations.

Our activities are exciting and varied. One day you will go ashore to see penguins and hear the crackling sounds of glaciers. The next day, you may get to feel the wind as you cruise amid the sea ice, looking for seals. Another day you may choose optional kayaking or a walk. Our onboard photographer will be on hand to show you the basics of expedition photography to capture these amazing experiences.

Day 10-11
Drake Passage - At Sea
Heading back to civilisation
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photo: Mark McDermott

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.

Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photographer, Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
Photo: Mark McDermott
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
Ushuaia by night
Ushuaia by night
Day 12
Ushuaia / Buenos Aires - Disembarkation & flight
The End of the Adventure
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

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 and enjoy our optional Post-programmes.

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   
  • One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
  • Transfer hotel to airport in Buenos Aires
  • Return economy flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Transfers in Ushuaia including one orientation tour

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 (only 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

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

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