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Highlights of the Frozen Continent


Your Hurtigruten expedition includes an overnight stay in Buenos Aires prior to embarkation, return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, Buenos Aires and Ushuaia airport transfers, the expedition cruise with meals and house beverages in the restaurants, complimentary tea and coffee, Wifi (with limitations due to remote areas visited, and no streaming), complimentary reusable water bottle and a range of included excursions and onboard activities.

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Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrive in Buenos Aires
Kickstart your adventure with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover the `Paris of South America´ for yourself on a warm spring or summer day.


Day 2 – Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
Start with an early morning flight to the so-called ‘End of the World’: the port city of Ushuaia where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits and your voyage truly begins. Your base camp at sea is ready for you! On board, you’ll meet the Expedition Team and the crew members, who will take you through a mandatory health and safety meeting, for your safety and that of others. Later that evening, launch the journey with a welcome dinner.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 – Crossing the Drake Passage
The Drake Passage has rightly earned its notorious reputation as a rite of passage for any voyager. It can be choppy. It can be exhilarating! During the southbound voyage, prepare yourself for what lies ahead by joining lectures in the dedicated onboard Science Center. The experts from the Expedition Team are passionate about Antarctica’s history and will shed light on the science beneath its surface—not to mention the far-reaching effects of climate change and plastic pollution. You’ll also learn about how to participate in Citizen Science programs. These projects help research centers around the world document Antarctica’s environment and wildlife.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 – Crossing the Drake Passage
Continue the crossing of the Drake Passage. Swing over to the Science Center for helpful tips from the onboard photographer, whose useful advice will greatly improve the quality of your photos. With so many things to do, your two days at sea will fly by.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 – Antarctica - Another World!
You might have read about Antarctica or watched a documentary or two. You might even have taken detailed notes in the onboard lectures during the crossing. But nothing prepares you for when you see it yourself. Welcome to an endless wilderness of ice, icebergs, and glaciers. A place where nature is king and mortals are mere observers. Perhaps the most surprising part of Antarctica is the silence. Its stillness is broken from time to time by the only locals on the continent.

The 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 the experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for the guests adventure.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 – Antarctica - Another World
Continue the exploration of Antarctica. Landings are attempted at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula, aiming to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness. With guest safety in mind, nature prevails on all expeditions. Weather, along with ice and sea conditions set the final framework for all operations and places visited.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 – Antarctica - Another World
Continue the exploration of Antarctica. You will have the opportunity to book additional activities on board, such as extended hikes, kayaking through the Antarctic waters, or snowshoing. Wherever you are able to explore, the sights and sounds of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 – Antarctica - Another World
Continue your exploration of Antarctica.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 – Antarctica - Another World
Enjoy the last day in Antarctica, exploring the exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10 – Drake Passage
After five days exploring this exhilarating continent, set the course back to civilization. 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 the ship.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11 – Drake Passage
Continue the return to civilization as you complete the crossing of the Drake Passage and head towards Ushuaia.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12 – Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
The end of the adventure! The expedition cruise ends as the vessel reaches Ushuaia at around 7am, where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires.

Starting Accommodation: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Meals: Breakfast


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