MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife (18 days) 2021/22

Price from
£ 7414
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
18 days

Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife (18 days) 2021/22

Price from
£ 7414
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Experience the unique beauty of Patagonia, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands
  • Possible landing at legendary Cape Horn
  • Great chances to see wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more
  • Exciting ice-cruising and landing activities 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, Chilean Fjords and Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife (18 days) 2021/22
  • Day 1
    Santiago de Chile - Hotel

    Exciting and Diverse

    Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in Santiago, the exciting and diverse capital of Chile. There is much to discover here, from Andean glaciers at the city borders, to skyscrapers in the centre, to lovely colonial architecture, to the shores of the fast-flowing Mapacho River. Why not extend your expedition by adding an optional Pre-Programme adventure to the amazing Atacama Desert or Chilean Patagonia?

    Day 1
    Santiago de Chile - Hotel

    Exciting and Diverse

  • Day 2
    Santiago de Chile/Punta Arenas

    Embarking the Expedition

    Estimated time of departure is 20:00

    Fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas where the hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen awaits, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica.

    Day 2
    Santiago de Chile/Punta Arenas

    Embarking the Expedition

  • Day 3
    Patagonia

    Scenic Beagle Channel

    Enjoy cruising the scenic Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains plunging straight into the icy water. This wild and remote area seems almost undisturbed by humans. Take in the isolated islands, hidden bays and rich wildlife that create one the world´s most beautiful landscapes.

    Day 3
    Patagonia

    Scenic Beagle Channel

  • Day 4-5
    Drake Passage

    Cape Horn and the Drake Passage

    Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, and we will do our best to make a landing here. The ship will then cross the famed Drake Passage to Antarctica. On the way, enjoy fascinating lectures from our Expedition Team in the Science Center and take advantage of the Wellness Center and other onboard amenities. 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.

    Day 4-5
    Drake Passage

    Cape Horn and the Drake Passage

  • Day 6-11
    Antarctica

    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 6-11
    Antarctica

    Antarctica … Another World!

  • Day 12-13
    At sea

    Lectures and Scanning for Wildlife on Deck

    After exploring this unforgettable continent, we set course for the Falkland Islands. Our Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the Islands, point out wildlife from our outer decks and scout for the Albatrosses that often guide our way. 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.

    Day 12-13
    At sea

    Lectures and Scanning for Wildlife on Deck

  • Day 14-16
    The Falkland Islands

    At the Edge of Antarctica

    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 14-16
    The Falkland Islands

    At the Edge of Antarctica

  • Day 17
    At sea

    The Magellan Strait

    As we complete the loop of the Magellan Strait, we will have a recap of everything we have experienced on this expedition cruise in the Science Center. Make sure you spend some time on deck looking for wildlife.

    Day 17
    At sea

    The Magellan Strait

  • Day 18
    Punta Arenas/Santiago de Chile

    The End of the Expedition

    Estimated time of arrival is 07:00

    We arrive back in Punta Arenas in the morning. After the flight back to Santiago de Chile, you can extend your vacation with a post-voyage programme to Easter Island, famous for its mysterious statues of giant heads and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Day 18
    Punta Arenas/Santiago de Chile

    The End of the Expedition

Departures

  • 2021
  • 2022
  • Jan
    25 Dec
    26 Dec
    10 Jan
    11 Jan
    26 Jan
    27 Jan
  • Feb
    11 Feb
    12 Feb
    27 Feb
    28 Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
    7 Nov
    8 Nov
  • Dec
    9 Dec
    10 Dec
    25 Dec
    26 Dec
2021
November:
7.
8.
December:
9.
10.
25.
26.
2022
January:
10.
11.
26.
27.
February:
11.
12.
27.
28.

Current offers on this cruise:

  • Flight included

    Book your expedition cruise in 2021-2022 early and your flights from London will be included!
    See the full offer details

Book with CONFIDENCE

Valid until 30/04/2021

Free rebooking on 2021 cruises

Full flexibility to rebook your 2021 cruise to 2021 or 2022. Zero rebooking fee, zero stress.

Easy refund on 2021 or 2022 cruises

Receive your refund, including the previously non-refundable deposit. Minus a cancellation fee.

What's included

Included in your voyage

Hotel

  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Flights

  • Return flights in economy class between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel in Santiago de Chile to Santiago de Chile airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between Punta Arenas airport and the ship, including one orientation tour and lunchbox

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

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 Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Ship yard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

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Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
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