Antarctica, Patagonia and the Falklands in one expedition cruise
amazing wildlife; penguins, seals, whales, albatross and more
landings and ice-cruising in Antarctica
science and activity program led by our expert Expedition Team
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Polar Outside Cabin||Arctic Superior||Expedition Suite|
|Mar 18, 2022||Apr 05, 2022||10,654||13,179||17,220|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
Polar Outside Cabin
|Mar 18, 2022||Apr 05, 2022||10,654||13,179||17,220|
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Day 2 - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Day 3-4 - Drake Passage
Day 5-9 - Antarctica
Day 10-11 - At sea
Day 12-14 - Falkland Islands
Day 15 - At Sea
Day 16 - Puerto Madryn
Day 17-18 - At sea
Day 19 - Buenos Aires
Day 1 Buenos Aires - Hotel
Cultural and Cool!
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.
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Estimated time of departure is 7:00 PM
Tierra del Fuego!
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!
Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the famed Drake Passage.
During the voyage south, the Expedition Team starts the lecture
program, 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 program 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.
Day 5-9 Antarctica
… Another World!
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
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!
The Expedition Team will continue the lecture program, 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
Day 12-14 Falkland Islands
Pubs, Penguins and Perfect Wilderness!
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.
Day 15 At Sea
Enjoy Onboard Activities!
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.
Day 16 Puerto Madryn
World Heritage Highlights!
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!
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.
Day 19 Buenos Aires
Estimated time of arrival is 8:00 AM
The ‘Birthplace of Tango’!
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-Program to the
famous Iguazu Falls.
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.
MS Fridtjof Nansen (Expedition, 500-guests)
Featuring Hurtigruten's revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen combines state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten's 125 years of experience and unparalleled destinations.
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- Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise,
- Flight in economy class from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
- 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 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 organize and accompany
activities on board and ashore
- Range of included excursions
- 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 program allows guests to assist with live
- Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks
for the best landscape and wildlife photos
- Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna with
floor-to-ceiling window, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running
- Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and
preparation for the day to come
Not Included In Your
- Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for
- Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
- Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings
- International flights
- Travel protection
- 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
- All planned activities are subject to weather and ice
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
- Medical questionnaire is mandatory
- Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
- No gratuities expected
Get the most out of
your cruise with activities run by our Expedition Team. They start from
the ship, and are available for reservation once you get on board.
Activities are subject to change.
in Antarctica (An Amundsen Night)
Hikes in Antarctica
Adventure in Antarctica