Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife (20 days)
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MS Roald Amundsen
20 days

Antarctica, Chilean Fjords, Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife

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£ 8816
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • No single supplement

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Departures
23 January 2021
10 February 2021
28 February 2021
  • Combine Patagonia, the Falklands and Antarctica in a single extraordinary journey
  • Venture below the Antarctic Circle
  • See incredible wildlife: penguins, whales, seals, albatross and many more
  • Explore on ice-cruising and landing activities designed for true adventure

Itinerary

This is the ultimate expedition cruise, ranging from the Patagonian fjords to the majesty of Antarctica, with an attempt to venture below the polar circle, and finally on to the magical Falklands. Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings to get close to thousands of animals on this wildlife-rich journey.
Day 1
Santiago de Chile - Hotel
Exciting and Diverse
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile

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?  

Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Leaving Punta Arenas
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 2
Santiago / Punta Arenas
Embarking the Expedition
Leaving Punta Arenas
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

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

Day 3
Chilean fjords - Patagonia
Scenic Beagle Channel
Rainbow over Beagle Channel
This expedition cruise to Antarctica will introduce you to the remote natural beauty of Patagonia before crossing the Drake Passage.
Photo: Genna Roland

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.

Rainbow over Beagle Channel
This expedition cruise to Antarctica will introduce you to the remote natural beauty of Patagonia before crossing the Drake Passage.
Photo: Genna Roland
Cape Horn, Chile
Famed Cape Horn, where we will attempt a landing
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz
Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss
Day 4-5
Drake Passage - At Sea
Cape Horn and the Drake Passage
Cape Horn, Chile
Famed Cape Horn, where we will attempt a landing
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz

As the southernmost point of South America, Cape Horn ranks among the most iconic places on Earth. If conditions allow, we will make a landing here before traversing the famed Drake Passage to Antarctica. Enjoy lectures in our Science Center and all the amenities of our state-of-the-art hybrid powered expedition ship on the crossing.

Hiking in the beautiful snow landscape of Neko Harbour.
Day 6-14
Antarctica
Antarctica – Impossible to Describe
Day 6-14
Antarctica
Antarctica – Impossible to Describe
Hiking in the beautiful snow landscape of Neko Harbour.
This is true wilderness, so the elements rule and will determine our final itinerary. There may be opportunities to kayak in the icy waters, spend the night in a tent, or hike in magnificent surroundings, like here in the beautiful snow landscape of Neko Harbour.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder. Ninety per cent of the world´s ice is here, in some places up to 4,000 metres thick, covering the landmass. In winter, sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, it is a fertile breeding ground for millions of penguins, seals and whales.

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

This is true wilderness, so our experienced captain will work with the conditions to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

We will attempt landings on several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to show you the diversity of the regions wildlife and landscape.

On this special voyage, we hope to cross the Polar Circle at 66°33’ south, far beyond the limit of most cruises in Antarctica, venturing far into the areas that are permanently iced down and unnavigable in the winter.

Whenever opportunities arise, our Expedition Team will take you for landings and ice cruising to get close to the surreal beauty of Antarctica.

It´s hard to sum up the power of the experience. As a well-known quote from veteran Antarctic travellers puts it: If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.

Excursion to meet penguins in Neko Harbour.
In Antarctica, we will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula with the aim of showing you the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife in this pristine wilderness.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Visiting seals in Neko Harbour.
Visiting seals in Neko Harbour.
Photo: Dominic Barrington
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Bring your camera and capture the amazing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten
Day 15-16
At sea
Lectures and Observing Wildlife on Deck
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Bring your camera and capture the amazing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten

After exploring this unforgettable continent, we set course for the Falkland Islands, which consist of two large islands and around 700 smaller isles. There is fascinating history here, as Captain John Strong of HMS Welfare made the first recorded landing in 1690.

Our Expedition Team will hold fascinating lectures in our Science Center, and point out wildlife from our outer decks.

King penguins, Falkland Islands
Day 17-18
The Falkland Islands
At the Edge of Antarctica
Day 17-18
The Falkland Islands
At the Edge of Antarctica
King penguins, Falkland Islands
The final part of your expedition cruise will let you explore the Falklands' remote areas and rich wildlife, here represented by the King penguins.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson

We arrive at a colourful English village, a powerful contrast to white Antarctica, with red phone boxes, red buses and old pubs. Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, is inviting and a good size for roaming the streets on foot. Or you can join an excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area.

The Falklands are teeming with wonders of nature, with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons and stunning white sand beaches. Bird lovers will appreciate West Point Island, an avian paradise with penguins, albatrosses and geese.

Included activity:

Stanley self guided walk (1 - 2 hrs)

Take a short self-guided walk to get insight into life in the Falklands. Start at the historic Jubilee Villa gardens where local flora and fauna are found, stroll along Ross Road and visit Christchurch cathedral and the Whalebone Arch before proceeding to the Historic Dockyard Museum. Take the tour as part of a group or on an individual basis.

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
    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.
Sharing the beach on Carcass Island with the penguins.
From the pubs of Stanley to the vast white sand beaches of Carcass Island, the magical Falkland Islands is world of contrasts.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Remote farm on Carcass Island.
This part of your expedition cruise will let you explore remote areas in the Falklands, such as this farm on Carcass Island.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
A powerful sea eagle, Cape Horn
Spot the powerful sea eagle near Cape Horn.
Photo: Simon Bottomley
Approaching Antarctic landscape.
The Magellan Strait separates Tierra del Fuego with the South American mainland
Photo: Gian-Rico Willy
Great photo opportunities from deck near Punta Arenas.
Experience the arrival in Punta Arenas from deck
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson
Day 19
At sea
The Magellan Strait
Approaching Antarctic landscape.
The Magellan Strait separates Tierra del Fuego with the South American mainland
Photo: Gian-Rico Willy

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 20
Punta Arenas / Santiago de Chile
The End of the Expedition
Santiago de Chile
Santiago, the picturesque capital of Chile, is where our expedition ends.

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-programme adventure to experience more of this impressive region.

Santiago de Chile
Santiago, the picturesque capital of Chile, is where our expedition ends.
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

  • Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice   
  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the voyage including breakfast
  • Transfer hotel to airport in Santiago de Chile
  • Return economy flight from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas
  • Transfer airport to ship including city tour and lunchbox and transfer ship to airport in Punta Arenas

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE

  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including ice-cruising and onshore exploration with the Expedition Team  
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in  
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket   
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment neededfor optional and included activities  

ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatheringsto recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers  
  • Destination-focused onboard library  
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event

PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT

  • All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
  • Fredheim restaurant meals included 
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track 
  • Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
  • Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected   

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights 
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners  
  • Optional small-group adventures with our Expedition Team such as kayaking, camping, glacier walks, long hikes (availability contingent on weather conditions and safety)  
  • Optional small-group Explorer Photo programme with our Expedition Photographer   
  • Travel insurance  
  • Luggage handling

Notes

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.

Read more about MS Roald Amundsen

Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

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.

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 £ 87

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 £ 123

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 £ 360

Booking code

A-FAI9

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Lady Elizabeth shipwreck Port Stanley Falkland Islands Lady Elizabeth shipwreck Port Stanley Falkland Islands

Stanley - Port Stanley Highlights tour

Antarctica

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 72

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.

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Atacama Desert (20/21 and 21/22)

South America

Duration

5 Days

From

£ 2134

Booking code

SCLATAPRE

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A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Chilean Patagonia (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Days

From

£ 2102

Booking code

PUQPRE

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Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile - Pre-excursion: The Best of Santiago de Chile (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

£ 49

Booking code

SCL01

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Visit a vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile Visit a vineyard outside of Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile - Pre-Excursion: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

£ 65

Booking code

SCL05

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-Excursion: Santiago Walking Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Antarctica, South America

Duration

3 Hours

From

£ 40

Booking code

SCL06

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Valparaiso/Santiago: Easter Island (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

5 Days

From

£ 2596

Booking code

VAPIPCPOST

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Santiago Post-Excursion: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

£ 65

Booking code

SCL05B

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Santiago - Post-Excursion: Typical Chilean Dinner & Music

Duration

3 Hours

From

£ 106

Booking code

SCL07

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