Antarctica and Falklands - Southern Hemisphere Adventure

Antarctica and Falklands - Southern Hemisphere Adventure

Travel information 19 days MS Fridtjof Nansen
18 March 2022
Price from $ 12734
$ 10799
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Experience Antarctica, Patagonia and the Falklands in one expedition cruise
  • See amazing wildlife; penguins, seals, whales, albatrosses and more
  • Enjoy landings and ice-cruising in Antarctica
  • Wide-ranging science and activity programme led by our expert Expedition Team

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.

Antarctica and Falklands - Southern Hemisphere Adventure
  • 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 1
    Buenos Aires - Hotel

    Cultural and Cool

  • Day 2
    Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

    Tierra del Fuego

    Estimated time of departure is 7:00 PM

    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 2
    Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

    Tierra del Fuego

  • Day 3-4
    Drake Passage - At Sea

    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 programme, 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 programme 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 3-4
    Drake Passage - At Sea

    Crossing the Drake Passage

  • 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 wilderness.

    Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

    Day 5-9

    Antarctica … Another World!

  • Day 10-11
    At sea

    Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures

    The Expedition Team will continue the lecture programme, 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 as albatrosses.

    Day 10-11
    At sea

    Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures

  • 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.

    • Included Stanley - Community Walk
    Day 12-14
    Falkland Islands

    Pubs, Penguins and Perfect Wilderness

  • 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 15
    At Sea

    Enjoy Onboard Activities

  • 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 16
    Puerto Madryn

    World Heritage Highlights

  • 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 17-18
    At sea

    Wildlife and Lectures

  • Day 19
    Buenos Aires

    The ‘Birthplace of Tango’

    Estimated time of arrival is 8:00 AM

    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-Programme to the famous Iguazu Falls.

    Day 19
    Buenos Aires

    The ‘Birthplace of Tango’


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What's included

Included in your voyage


  •   Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast


  •    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

  • 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 organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • 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 programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • 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 conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
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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Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
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