Antarctica and Falklands - Southern Hemisphere Adventure (Northbound)

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This adventure brings you to highlights of South America, the Falkland Islands, and Antarctica. See penguins, seals, and whales, and take hikes on the ice and kayak among icebergs. And on board there is so much to do. Take advantage of our Activity Center for exciting lectures, activities, and more, that are designed to enhance your trip.
17 days


From Urban Adventure to Remote Wilderness

Enjoy big city life in Buenos Aires before embarking on MS Midnatsol in Ushuaia.

Mind-Blowing Antarctica

From Ushuaia we cross the Drake Passage to explore the most remote place on planet Earth. The Antarctic ice sheet covers 98% of the continent and is the largest single mass of ice in the world. This is a frozen wilderness teeming with life. Go ashore to meet the penguins in their noisy and crowded colonies.

Join the expedition team and discover the icy shores of Antarctica on landings to get a close look at wildlife, explore by kayak, and visit fascinating places. On board, enjoy interesting lectures and activities, and photo workshops that will take your expedition to a new and entertaining level.  

Fabulous Falklands

A powerful wilderness and cultural experience awaits you on the Falklands. Sheep graze next to penguin colonies in the countryside, while red English buses trundle past cozy pubs in the town.

We round off this adventure by spending three amazing days crossing the ocean to Montevideo.

 




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This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.
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Itinerary

  1. Cultural and Cool - Buenos Aires

    This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. We offer an optional city tour in the afternoon. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover the 'Paris of South America' for yourself.

    Cultural and Cool - Buenos Aires
  2. Tierra del Fuego - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia

    Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Midnatsol awaits you. Once on board, we kick off our journey with a welcome on board dinner.

    Tierra del Fuego - Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
  3. Crossing the Drake Passage - Drake Passage

    Prepare yourself for Antarctica as we cross the infamous Drake Passage, and trust us - it will take your breath away! Take it all in on board MS Midnatsol with its two-story panorama lounge over the bow, with wall-to-wall windows that bathe the room in natural light and provide extraordinary views.

    Crossing the Drake Passage - Drake Passage
  4. Penguins, Icebergs, Seals, and Whales - Antarctica

    Antarctica is sure to inspire you with its beauty: endless white horizons above oceans full of glorious icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be meeting the huge colonies of penguins. They are not afraid of humans, so you can look forward to truly close encounters with this most charming of bird species as you go ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. You'll enjoy close encounters with Antarctic wildlife and glaciers, and old whaling stations and its relics. And from the deck, there are great opportunities to spot whales. You are in one of the most remote areas of the world and the sensations are non-stop.

    We will land several times for unforgettable experiences as weather and ice conditions allow. Among the locations we may visit are Half Moon Island and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbor is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbor got its descriptive name from the whalers who came here long ago: When the storms were at their worst, this is where they came to seek shelter. The high glacier walls in Wilhelmina Bay convey the mighty power of ice, from calving glacier fronts to floating ice. 

    Penguins, Icebergs, Seals, and Whales - Antarctica
  5. Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures - At sea

    The expedition team will continue its lecture program, covering history and the great explorers, marine biology, wildlife, oceanography, and climate change. Spend some time on deck and look out for wildlife as we make out way north to the Falklands. 

    Scanning for Wildlife and Joining Lectures - At sea
  6. Pubs, Penguins, and Perfect Wilderness - Falkland Islands

    When we arrive the Falkland Islands, you will experience everything from red buses and English pubs in the capital Stanley, to penguins, hikes in the hills or along the coastline, and kayaking in crystal-clear waters. New Island is an lovely inlet, with white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. It could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean island, if only the weather was a little bit warmer!

    We pass an old shipwreck on our way ashore to enjoy a day among penguins and seals. While we are here, you can join several excursions such as history tours, birdwatching tours, nature walks, and even a scenic plane tour where you can discover the Falklands by air in a classic island-hopping aircraft.

    Pubs, Penguins, and Perfect Wilderness - Falkland Islands
  7. Enjoy Onboard Activities - At sea

    Days at sea are full of activity and learning. By now, our expedition team will probably have convinced everybody on board that science is fascinating and fun! We can promise first class 'edutainment'!

    Enjoy Onboard Activities - At sea
  8. Fascinating Capital - Montevideo

    Montevideo boasts colorful cultural diversity, with a picturesque blend of Colonial Spanish, Italian, and Art Deco architectural styles. Long considered one of South America's most interesting cities, you can visit the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th century buildings; the vibrant Mercado del Puerto; the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio with its numerous theatres, museums, and art galleries; and the stretch of white-sand beaches that surround the city after disembarking the MS Midnatsol.

    Fascinating Capital - Montevideo

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