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Hurtigruten The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

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Hurtigruten The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

Cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66° 33' 39'' to go where very few have been before. This trip is ideal for the most adventurous who want an active experience full of action and the wonderful sights of Antarctica. 
Starting in Buenos Aires, with its ‘European like' atmosphere, it is commonly called the “Paris of South America”, here you have the time to drop by the iconic, balconied presidential palace before embarking on MS Fram in Ushuaia and setting course for the scenic Beagle Channel for the Drake Passage.

You voyage the open sea before you reach the Falkland Islands with its infinite horizons, vast open spaces, stunning white sand beaches and a wildlife of penguins and more. Here, you explore the northwest part before you continue to the capital Stanley which you will find unusually familiar with its red buses and English pubs. Stanley is also the natural starting point for several excursions.
Moving onto South Georgia, there you will visit a mass of Whaling stations and learn all about the Antarctic through a series of lectures. South Georgia is one of the coldest, driest, windiest and most remote continents on Earth.

The deep south and Antarctica will make up most of your cruise which will delve you into remote locations where wild animals remain fearless of man. 

The Expedition team will grasp opportunities whenever they can to take you hiking in the arctic mountains or kayaking among icebergs or pitching a tent and following in the footsteps of the historical explorers.
Finishing off you sight whales break the surface of the sea, so always be prepared for the unexpected. Returning back, you will once again sail through the famous Drake Passage, notorious among the early polar explorers, before disembarking in Ushuaia.

Tour Highlights

First class scientific lectures
Optional excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park
The Washington Strait to Coronation Island and Elephant Island
Enjoy hiking, kayaking, climbing and landings in the Antarctic


What's Included:

Cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
Return economy flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
Transfer in Ushuaia with an orientation tour
Wind and water resistant jacket
Landings with Polarcirkel boats and activities onboard and ashore
Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities
Free tea and coffee


A Hurtigruten The Ultimate Antarctica Experience Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires
Beginning your adventure in the birthplace of the Tango - Buenos Aires' which has a mixture of elegant and bohemian neighbourhoods which only adds to its charm and appeal.

Day 2: Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
Ushuaia (regarded as the southernmost city in the world). You will cast your eyes over the mountainous snow-capped Martial Range where the Andes meet the Southern Ocean.

Day 3: At Sea
At sea expect to enjoy onboard lecture series whilst admiring the wonders of the ocean. Keep your camera with you at all times.

Day 4 to 5: Falklands
The beautiful and natural Falklands Islands consist of two large islands and around 700 smaller ones with an estimated population of just 3000 persons. The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are covered with farms that have been family owned for 6 or 7 generations.

Day 6 to 7: At Sea
2 days at sea allow you time to relax and also learn more through onboard lectures to help prepare you for the wonders of South Georgia.

Day 8 to 10: South Georgia
South Georgia has marvellous mountain scenery from glaciers and beaches to match its wonderful wildlife. Hurtigruten plans to visit Fortuna Bay and some of South Georgia's abandoned whaling stations.

Day 11: At Sea
As you continue to Antarctica your lecture series includes an in-depth introduction to the Antarctic visitor guidelines.

Day 12: South Orkney
The South Orkney Islands are deserted which makes for great photographs with majestic snow-capped mountains, blue icebergs and wilderness. You will spend 1 day navigating these islands before sailing the Washington Strait to Coronation Island and Elephant Island.

Day 13: At Sea
On your way to the Antarctic Peninsula, you have some ‘me' time to do as you please. Maybe admire some of your amazing photographs thus far?

Day 14 to 17: Antarctica
Whenever you can, you will take the chance to pitch your tents, take some hikes and kayak along the most untouched places on the planet.

Day 18 to 19: Drakes Passage
After some life-changing experiences, your ship the MS Fram will head North to make its way back to the South American continent.

Day 20: Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
This is the end of your voyage and you have a little spare time to spend in the Buenos Aires.


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