MS Fridtjof Nansen
12 days

Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Price from
£ 4940
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fridtjof Nansen
12 days

Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent

Price from
£ 4940
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • See the best Antarctica has to offer on an advanced expedition cruise
  • Experience massive glaciers, icebergs, polar landscape and rich wildlife
  • Mix of landings and ice-cruising as well as optional adventures
  • Science Center with fascinating lectures and activities on board

This classic Antarctica expedition cruise is perfect way to experience spectacular wildlife and natural beauty. Enjoy five full days in Antarctica with landings and ice-boat cruising, as well as chances to kayak, hike and much more. Join us aboard our advanced hybrid powered expedition ship for an unforgettable adventure.

Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
  • Day 1
    Buenos Aires

    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

    Cultural and Cool

  • Day 2
    Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

    Tierra del Fuego

    Estimated time of departure is 19:00

    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

    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. 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. This is also a good opportunity to enjoy all the amenities of your advanced hybrid powered expedition ship.

    Day 3-4
    Drake Passage

    Crossing the Drake Passage

  • Day 5-9
    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 5-9
    Antarctica

    Antarctica … Another World!

  • Day 10-11
    Drake Passage

    Heading back to civilisation

    After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, spotting the many sea birds which follow our ship.

    Day 10-11
    Drake Passage

    Heading back to civilisation

  • Day 12
    Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

    The End of the Adventure

    Estimated time of arrival is 06:00

    Our expedition cruise ends as we reach Ushuaia, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. For more adventure, you can extend your stay in Buenos Aires or join an optional Post-Programme to the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls.

    Day 12
    Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

    The End of the Adventure

Departures

  • 2021
  • 2022
  • Jan
    27 Dec
    28 Dec
    6 Jan
    7 Jan
    16 Jan
    17 Jan
  • Feb
    5 Feb
    6 Feb
    15 Feb
    16 Feb
    25 Feb
    26 Feb
  • Mar
    7 Mar
    8 Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
    17 Nov
    18 Nov
    27 Nov
    28 Nov
  • Dec
    7 Dec
    8 Dec
    17 Dec
    18 Dec
    27 Dec
    28 Dec
2021
November:
17.
18.
27.
28.
December:
7.
8.
17.
18.
27.
28.
2022
January:
6.
7.
16.
17.
February:
5.
6.
15.
16.
25.
26.
March:
7.
8.

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

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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 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

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
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
Ship yard 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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