Posted date 27.07.2022
Hurtigruten Expedition’s packages are back!Antarctica is a land of superlatives: the coldest, driest, highest and most remote continent on Earth. Here, the elements rule and exploring this vast, white continent will seem daring and extreme to many. And that’s exactly why you’ll want to go. Great Antarctic explorers like Roald Amundsen have described the seventh continent as “mythic”, “otherworldly”, and “like a fairy tale” – because nothing compares to the Antarctic travel experience.
Need a reason to cruise to Antarctica? Here are six…
1. Incredible Icescapes
Experience the tranquillity of the vast landscapes; the starkness of monochromatic white everywhere you look; and the way the light plays off shades and hues in the ice, sea and sky. Experience the tranquillity of the vast landscapes.
2. Rich Wildlife
The krill-rich waters of the Southern Ocean are a beacon for abundant wildlife: whales, seals, seabirds and of course, penguins. The Antarctic Peninsula is home to an estimated population of 12 million penguins across several species.
3. Active Exploration
You won’t simply wave at Antarctica from the ship as you sail past it. Instead, you’ll join an experienced Expedition Team to go on landings ashore, on small boat cruises in the area, and on optional activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, camping, and maybe even a polar plunge if you’re feeling brave enough!
4. Knowledge Seeking
The Expedition Team are there to guide and enhance everything you see and experience in Antarctica, sharing their insights on geology, climate change, polar history, and wildlife. They also offer photography tutorials, Citizen Science projects, and access to the ship’s onboard Science Center.
5. Going Beyond the Antarctic Circle
Some of the expeditions will attempt landings south of the Antarctic Circle in Marguerite Bay, Crystal Sound and the Weddell Sea. Much like the great explorers before you, your expedition will be determined by the weather and sea conditions, where plans sometimes change and adventure presents itself in
6. Protecting the Pristine
Antarctica is a pure and fragile environment. Hurtigruten works hard to ensure they leave nothing but sterilised boot prints and take nothing but precious memories. Their ice-class expedition ships combine state-of-the-art hybrid technology, helping them have the lowest possible CO2 footprint of all expedition cruises
Take the planning out of your next epic adventure by choosing one of Hurtigruten’s all-inclusive packages, including international flights ex Australia or New Zealand.
All-inclusive Highlights of Antarctica
15 days from Buenos Aires | MS Fridtjof Nansen
The focus of this expedition is on exploring the icy wilderness of Antarctica during its summer season, seeing its stunning landscapes and meeting some of its heart-warming wildlife.
After a night in sensuous Buenos Aires, you’ll fly to Ushuaia to embark on hybrid-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen . Then sail south and cross the Drake Passage to Antarctica.
In this part of the world, sea ice, wind, waves and weather conditions are hard to predict.
That’s why they adjust to the elements and modify their plans as they go, to give you the best possible experience for the conditions at the time.
11 departures between Nov 2023 and Mar 2024
$14,183 $12,990 per person
All-inclusive Antarctica & Falklands Expedition
19 days from Buenos Aires | MS Roald Amundsen
Explore Antarctica during its summer, touring icebergs and visiting penguin colonies ashore. You’ll also go to the Falkland Islands, visit its capital Stanley and see penguins and seals.
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.
Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track.
Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica.
5 departures between Nov 2023 and Feb 2024
From $16,133 per person
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Explore the Antarctic wilderness in luxury with up to $1500pp off suites.
- Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)
18-day expedition cruise from Chile, sailing around Cape Horn to Antarctica, ending in beautiful Buenos Aires aboard MS Roald Amundsen.
Visit stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cruise deep Chilean fjords, and explore Antarctica in late spring when penguin colonies are nesting.
See vibrant Valparaíso, the stilt houses of Castro, and the spectacular mountains surrounding Puerto Natales.
October 22, 2022 and October 17, 2023
From $14,236 per person
Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)
18-day expedition cruise from Chile to Antarctica, aboard hybrid-powered ship MS Fridtjof Nansen , exploring the Chilean fjords and Patagonia.
Visit Antarctica in late spring and discover its incredible wildlife, like colonies of Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins courting and building nests.
Four days exploring the Antarctic peninsula up close, on landings and ice cruises with your Expedition Team, or optional kayaking and snowshoeing activities.
October 23, 2022 and October 27, 2023
From $14,386 per person
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Pay no single supplement on select expedition cruises to stunning destinations.
Australian Geographic and Hurtigruten Expeditions: Antarctica & Falklands Expedition
Hosted by David Haslingden, the owner of Australian Geographic, this special cruise to Antarctica starts in lively Buenos Aires. Then its onto Ushuaia to join your hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen.
- 16-day expedition cruise from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, hosted by Australian Geographic.
- Explore the wilderness and varied penguin species of Antarctica before sailing to the Falkland Islands’ sandy beaches and charming capital.
- Enjoy long days and mild summer conditions as your Expedition Team use small boats and landings to get you up close to Antarctica’s unspoilt beauty
Departs November 21, 2022
From $13,724 per person