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Hurtigruten Expeditions Highlights of Antarctica

Hurtigruten Expeditions Highlights of Antarctica

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  • Concentrated expedition cruise with five days exploring Antarctica’s highlights
  • Observe stunning wildlife scenes as you’ll look for seals, Penguin colonies and whales against Antarctica’s unique natural landscape
  • The onboard expedition team will guide you through a journey of learning and adventure

12-day itinerary

Day 1: Beginning in Buenos Aires

What better way to start your Antarctic expedition than with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires: Argentina’s bustling capital city.

A city steeped in rich cultural history, intertwining both European and Latin American influences; Buenos Aires is a city with plenty to explore.

Whether you would like to indulge in the sumptuous local cuisines, practice your dance moves in the famous hometown of tango, or take in the city’s robust nightlife – the possibilities are plentiful!

If you wish to traverse the wonders of Buenos Aires in greater depth, Hurtigruten offer  pre-programme packages which offer option to fully experience the beauty of the sun-kissed port city. Alternatively, why not arrive a few days earlier to see what this vibrant city has to offer?

Day 2: Starting early in Ushuaia

Your exciting expedition will commence with an early morning flight to the spectacular resort town of Ushuaia, located on Argentina’s southern coast.

This is where we’ll meet your hybrid-powered expedition ship, specially designed for sustainable cruising in polar waters. With the magnificent backdrop of the Martial glacier, Ushuaia vies for the title of the world’s most southernmost city.

Take advantage of the excellent amenities and comforts onboard while you settle in on the vessel, with Antarctica’s natural beauty still yet to come.

Day 3-4: Get set for Antarctica

To experience the best out of the Polar expedition cruise, the on-board expedition team will ensure you are equipped with everything you need during the two-day crossing through the Drake Passage.

Prepare to revel in the region’s natural beauty by visiting the onboard Science centre.  Here, you can find out exactly what lies ahead: the Science behind the ice, the impact of Climate change and plastic pollution, as well as intriguing talks with experts surrounding the history of Earth’s southernmost and least populated continent.

Fancy some time to kick-back and unwind before the journey? If so, experience the fantastic spa and wellness facilities, enjoy some locally sourced cuisines and encounter some fellow travellers at the Explorer lounge and bar.

Day 5-9: Antarctica: Out of this world

Experience the remote majesty and beauty

No preparation could prime you for this. Entrenched by stunning glaciers and titanic icebergs; Antarctica’s wondrous landscape will take your breath away.

A bird enthusiasts utopia, Antarctica is home to a plethora of native seabirds including Petrels, Skuas, Cormorants and Terns, who patrol the crystal blue skies above. Large groups of penguins huddle on the ice floes, at all times wary of the cunning leopard seals that hunt them. Majestic, migrating whales glide among amazing icebergs, searching for the shoals of krill they feed on.

Here, mother nature reigns supreme, and we are simply observers. Our experienced Captain will continually monitor conditions to ensure the best possible itinerary for your adventure. You will be spending a total of 5 days exploring several of the many possible landing sites, with our assurances that each day will offer something different and thrilling.

You’ll then be crossing the Antarctic circle continuing well south to Marguerite bay, exploring various fascinating islands along the way. Whenever the opportunity arises, you will be able to join the expedition team on landings and ice cruises – even kayaking among the icebergs if you are offered the chance.

Upon re-boarding the vessel, the expedition team will continue to bring forward their extensive knowledge and expertise about the frozen continent, enhancing your own personal insights into the largest ice sheet on planet Earth.

Day 10-11: Back through The Drake Passage

After five unforgettable days, the experiences you’ve made during your Antarctica trip will stay with you for a life-time. Afford time for reflection during the next few days of travel to recount your special memories and impressions of the Earth’s seventh continent.

Look back through the impressive photos and videos you captured with the help of the expedition photographers, marvelling at the magnitude of your adventure. Take the opportunity to unwind before the conclusion of your journey by using the sauna facilities, or by indulging in a relaxing spa treatment in the wellness area.

Day 12: Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

Ushuaia, the main city in Argentina’s Tierra Del Fuego, will be the destination on your expedition cruise. After disembarking the cruise ship, you will then be flying to Buenos Aires to conclude your holiday – but the adventure does not have to end there.

If you’re looking to experience more of Argentina’s passionate capital, why not join our post-program, for more information about other deals and excursions on offer for you to experience


  • Overnight stay in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, Breakfast included


  • Economy class flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires


  • Bus transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires before your expedition cruise
  • Bus transfer from Ushuaia to the ship

Expedition cruise

  • Stay in the cabin of your choosing
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served daily
  • Alcoholic beverages available at meal times and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, premium drinks excluded)
  • Coffee, Tea and soft drinks served throughout the day
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrom available for suite guests
  • Passengers will be given a complimentary water bottle to use and take home
  • Polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit given to all passengers
  • Onboard photographer available to take professional photos from your trip
  • Complimentary WIFI to guests – streaming services are not supported
  • Sauna, hot-tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Extra gratuities are included if you would like to leave something extra
  • Range of different activities included.

Onboard activities

  • The expert onboard expedition team will regularly host in-depth lectures and engaging discussions
  • Full access to the onboard Science centre
  • Guest will be able to assist with ongoing Scientific research with the Citizen Science programme
  • Professional onboard photographer will offer tips and tricks to capture the best wildlife and landscape photos
  • Daily informal gatherings with the crew

 Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Boots, trekking poles and all other equipment for activities can be loaned to passengers
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • Any planned activities are subject to suitable weather and ice conditions
  • Activities and excursions are subject to change
  • Entry and boarding requirements have to be met
  • An additional overnight stay may be needed depending on flight times (this is not included in the package)

What isn’t included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Handling of luggage
  • Optional shore excursions available with Hurtigruten’s local partners
  • The expedition team will not be offering optional small-group activities
  • Optional treatments in the onboard spa and wellness facilities




Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

Useful Info


Board Basis

All inclusive


12 days

Holiday Type

Cruise holiday

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