This classic Antarctica expedition cruise is the perfect way to experience spectacular wildlife and natural beauty. Explore awe-inspiring Antarctica Peninsula with landings and ice-boat cruising, as well as chances to kayak, hike and much more. Your experience is complete on board the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition ships, state of the art technology and premium on board services.

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Highlights of Antarctica

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Day 1

Buenos Aires

Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the lovely capital of Argentina. Check out the well-preserved Italian and French architecture, order delicious beef in one of the many great steakhouses and maybe practise your dancing moves in the famous hometown of tango. Make sure to embrace the heat from this sensuous city, because it is about to get much colder.


If you would like more time to explore the city, we recommend coming a few days early.


Day 2

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia and board MS Fridtof Nansen. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.  This port city competes with Chilean Puerto Williams for the seemingly coveted title of the southernmost city in the world. The Martial Glacier sits north of the city, creating an impressive mountain backdrop for the ‘end of the world’.  Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.  (B)(D)

Day 3

At Sea

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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

At Sea

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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5


Over the next few days we'll explore the White Continent.

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. (B)(L)(D)


Day 6


Hurtigruten 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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7


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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8


Although Antarctica is a cold and icy continent you’ll find a rich and lively wildlife there. The wildlife are only one of many good reasons to travel to Antarctica. The cruise is an adventure and you will experience amazing nature and activities such as kayaking and hiking. The continent is so unique you may get the feeling of arriving another world. (B)(L)(D)


Day 9


Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime! Our activities are exciting and varied and our on-board photograper will be on hand to show you how to capture these amazing experiences. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10

At Sea

We say goodbye to this isolated idyll and set course back to civilisation through the Drake Passage (B)(L)(D)

Day 11

At Sea

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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 12

Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Our expedition cruise reaches its end as we return to Ushuaia. From here, you join a transfer to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires and a second chance to experience the Argentine capital. Since you are here already, why not extend your stay to keep your adventure going for a little while longer by joining our optional Post-Programme to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.

You will now have travelled to the bottom of the world and back. You’ve journeyed to the fabled Seventh Continent and have enchanting stories and photos of penguins to prove it. Antarctica will likely hold a place in your heart which few other places can match. Together with the other explorers who have been there, may we do all we can to preserve its unique beauty. (B)

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