MS Fram
23 days

Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia – The Ultimate Expedition

Price from
$ 16485
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fram
23 days

Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia – The Ultimate Expedition

Price from
$ 16485
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Antarctica, Falklands, South Georgia - The Ultimate Expedition (2021-2022)
Departures
2021
November:
1.
December:
13.
2022
January:
3.
February:
3.
24.
  • Enjoy landings to see thousands of animals: seals, penguins, birds and whales
  • Hike, kayak and go ice-cruising in stunning Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
  • Chance to come ashore on isolated beaches and spend the night in a tent
  • Experience an in-depth exploration of the ‘Galápagos of the Poles’, South Georgia, home to vast numbers of King penguins
Hiking in the snow at Orne Harbour, Antarctica

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Itinerary

Join us for a fantastic expedition cruise to the Falklands and untouched South Georgia before our ultimate exploration of Antarctica. Our team of experts from around the world lead ice-cruising and landings as we hike, explore and observe wildlife in the most remote continent on Earth.
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 or summer day or extend your stay with an optional pre-voyage programme to explore wild Patagonia.

City life in Buenos Aires
City life in Buenos Aires
The colourful La Boca area in Buenos Aires
The colourful La Boca area in Buenos Aires
La Roca Lake in Tierra Del Fuego National Park
La Roca Lake in Tierra Del Fuego National Park
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Enjoy Ushuaia before embarking on MS Fram
Enjoy Ushuaia before embarking on MS Fram
Day 2
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Tierra del Fuego
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
Sea lions at Beagle Channel, Ushuaia

Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fram awaits. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome dinner.

Day 3
At sea
Across the Open Sea
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten

We cross the open sea towards the Falkland Islands. Enjoy our in-depth lectures and keep an eye out for wildlife from deck.

Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten
Read a book while crossing the open sea to the Falkland Islands
Read a book while crossing the open sea to the Falkland Islands
Shipwreck and tender boats, New Island, Falkland Islands.
Day 4-6
The Falkland Islands
Where the Natural World Rules
Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Photo: Marsel van Oosten
King penguins, East Falklands.
King penguins, East Falklands.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson
Day 4-6
The Falkland Islands
Where the Natural World Rules
Shipwreck and tender boats, New Island, Falkland Islands.
Shipwreck and tender boats, New Island, Falkland Islands.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

The Falklands teem with wildlife, and offer clear blue skies, vast vistas and stunning white beaches. Here, the sheep graze alongside colonies of penguins, while caracaras patrol overhead and geese forage at the water’s edge. Penguins waddle close to take a look, then continue on their way, providing great photo opportunities! We hope to go ashore for exploring, hiking or taking a closer look at all the birds. Stanley makes an excellent starting point for our excursions. We will be docked in the capital the entire day, giving you time to discover on foot, as most shops and services are clustered around the port.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Stanley - Community Walk
    Take this self-timed walk through the highlights of Stanley's Capital.
  • Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek
    For the nature enthusiast, this trek is an exclusive opportunity to view Falkland Islands wildlife and flora.
  • Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon Tour
    Enjoy a private wildlife haven on this exclusive tour to view king, gentoo and magellanic penguins as well as multitudes of sea birds, ending with tea in a café on the beach.
  • Stanley - Scenic Air Tour
    See the Falkland Islands from another perspective. There is no better way to see these remote South Atlantic islands than by air.
  • Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights
    If you want to see the highlights of Stanley in a short amount of time, then this is the ideal tour for you! Join this guided coach tour, taking you to interesting sites while you learn about the history of the Falkland Islands.
Day 7-8
At sea
Cruising the South Atlantic
Bird life outside Grytviken
Bird life outside Grytviken
Photo: Nick Cobbing

We spend two days cruising to beautiful South Georgia. En route you can participate in lectures about the area’s wildlife, whaling and polar history. Our Expedition Team is well-versed in every facet of South Georgia, from its geology and glaciology to the mating rituals of seals and the legends of the Norwegian whalers. One of the fascinating stories that will be told is that of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the men of the ill-fated Endurance, and their amazing feats of bravery. 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.

Bird life outside Grytviken
Bird life outside Grytviken
Photo: Nick Cobbing
Cruising to beautiful South Georgia
Cruising to beautiful South Georgia
Photo: Karen Cowdery
Enjoy South Georgia'svast numbers of King penguins
Day 9-13
South Georgia
The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean
Enjoy South Georgia'svast numbers of King penguins
Enjoy South Georgia'svast numbers of King penguins
Photo: Anne-Cècile Harvengt
MS Fram anchored in Maiviken, Grytviken
MS Fram anchored in Maiviken, Grytviken
Photo: Marsel van Oosten
Day 9-13
South Georgia
The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean
Enjoy South Georgia'svast numbers of King penguins
Enjoy South Georgia'svast numbers of King penguins
Photo: Simon Bober

We explore the thriving ecosystem and rich history of South Georgia. The area is known as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean and is a world-famous location for wildlife photographers.

South Georgia’s unique position inside the Antarctic ecosystem - yet outside the limit of sea ice - makes an ideal home for tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. During our stay here, you will see adult seals lounge on the sand while their pups race in and out of the water, albatross soar overhead, and penguins cluster in their thousands. Enjoy the sight of hanging glaciers, cliffs, and scenic lagoons.

You will also visit a museum, the Norwegian seaman’s church, and the grave of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. South Georgia also offers good hiking, and one of our favourite trails follows part of Shakleton´s route on his brave journey across rugged mountains to find help for the 22 men left on isolated Elephant Island.

Day 14-15
At sea
Towards Antarctica
Penguins on floating icebergs
Penguins on floating icebergs
Photo: Chelsea Claus

As we continue towards Antarctica you can learn more about the wonders of the Deep South, focusing on the history, environment and wildlife of the region. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can also analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level.

Penguins on floating icebergs
Penguins on floating icebergs
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Hike in the snow in Orne Harbour, Antarctica
Day 16-20
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Hiking on Deception Island
Hiking on Deception Island
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
See large icebergs
See large icebergs
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 16-20
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Hike in the snow in Orne Harbour, Antarctica
Hike in the snow in Orne Harbour, Antarctica
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Antarctica is wilderness on a massive scale.  It is home to 90 per cent of the world´s ice, reaching up to 4,000 metres in thickness. Winter sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, Antarctica is a breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.

As outlined in the Antarctic Treaty, this is a continent dedicated to peace, science and tourism. No human activity permitted that can alter the perfect natural balance that has evolved through millennia without interference. That´s why we follow very strict environmental guidelines and rules. We want to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures!

Our Captain and Expedition Team will take advantage of the often-ideal conditions to take you ice-cruising, and to come ashore on landings for exciting activities. You may have the chance to kayak the icy waters in the company of whales, hike or even camp on the world´s most isolated continent.

Day 21-22
The Drake Passage
The Voyage North
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

On our way back to civilisation, we will continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica. The voyage from the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina is roughly 950 km (600 miles) or 40 hours of sailing time in good weather.

Sunset in the Drake Passage
Sunset in the Drake Passage
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss
Caminito Street in La Boca, Buenos Aires
Caminito Street in La Boca, Buenos Aires
The National Congress building in Buenos Aires
The National Congress building in Buenos Aires
Day 23
Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
The Southernmost Town in the World
Caminito Street in La Boca, Buenos Aires
Caminito Street in La Boca, Buenos Aires

We make landfall in Tierra del Fuego. Your expedition cruise ends in the world’s southernmost town, Ushuaia, and your journey back continues with a flight to Buenos Aires. If you crave even more exploration after exploring Antarctica, we recommend you extend your stay in Buenos Aires or join an optional post-voyage programme to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.

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

Hotel

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

 Flights

  •   Return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

Transfers

  •    Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
  •    Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a short 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 restaurant Aune
  • 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, indoor gym
  • 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 

Notes

  • 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
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser
Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch

Your ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

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Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
A small boat in a body of water A small boat in a body of water

Stanley - Community Walk

Antarctica

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-FAI1

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A walk through scenic Falklands A walk through scenic Falklands

Stanley - Falklands Nature Trek

Antarctica

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 159

Booking code

A-FAI1

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Bluff Cove Museum and Sea Cabbage Cafe by Bluff Cove Lagoon beach Bluff Cove Museum and Sea Cabbage Cafe by Bluff Cove Lagoon beach

Stanley - Bluff Cove Lagoon Tour

Antarctica

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 224

Booking code

A-FAI10

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Aerial view of Port Stanley, the Falklands. Aerial view of Port Stanley, the Falklands.

Stanley - Scenic air tour

Antarctica

Duration

1h30

Price per person

From $ 656

Booking code

A-FAI9

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The stunning view of thw shipwreck the Lady Elizabeth The stunning view of thw shipwreck the Lady Elizabeth

Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights tour

Antarctica

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 130

Booking code

A-FAI7

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

See the great Iguazu Falls on this tour See the great Iguazu Falls on this tour

Buenos Aires: Post-programme Iguazu Falls (21/22)

South America

Duration

4 Days

From

$ 2475

Booking code

IGRPOSTA

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A group of cattle standing on top of a dirt field A group of cattle standing on top of a dirt field

Buenos Aires - Estancia Santa Susana (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

7 Hours

From

$ 298

Booking code

BUE05

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Patagonia offers some of the greatest wildlife on the planet Patagonia offers some of the greatest wildlife on the planet

Buenos Aires: Pre-programme Wild Patagonia (21/22)

South America

Duration

4 Days

From

$ 3376

Booking code

PATPREA

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La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires City Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 73

Booking code

BUE01

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A group of colorful graffiti A group of colorful graffiti

Buenos Aires Post-excursion: Dinner & Tango Show (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 284

Booking code

BUE02

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A boat floating along a river next to a body of water A boat floating along a river next to a body of water

Buenos Aires Post-excursion: Tigre Delta Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 143

Booking code

BUE03

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A sign on the side of a building A sign on the side of a building

Buenos Aires Pre-excursion: Trendy Buenos Aires (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 82

Booking code

BUE06

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A body of water with a mountain in the background A body of water with a mountain in the background

Ushuaia Pre-excursion: Tierra del Fuego National Park in Ushuaia (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 284

Booking code

USH01

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A body of water with a mountain in the background A body of water with a mountain in the background

Ushuaia Post Excursion - Scenic drive and hiking at the end of the world (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 149

Booking code

USH04

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