Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – Great Explorers and King Penguins

03/13/2019 through 02/27/2020
03/13/2019 through 03/20/2020
Hurtigruten

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – Great Explorers and King Penguins

This epic voyage explores the great continent of Antarctica, stunning South Georgia, and the isolated Falkland Islands. We look forward to taking you on the expedition of a lifetime to experience the power of nature’s silence in the surreal and haunting beauty of the one of the most remote places on Earth.

Pristine, remote, and truly awesome

When embarking on one of our most ambitious voyages to Antarctica, it’s best to travel with an open mind and expect the unexpected. The awesome power of nature and teeming wildlife, thriving despite the extreme temperature, will leave you speechless and create everlasting memories. Go ashore on isolated beaches to encounter incredible wildlife in haunting landscapes, take kayak trips in untouched waters with icebergs floating by, or spend a night in a tent under the stars.

Starting in Buenos Aires, you have the opportunity to discover the `Paris of South America´ before embarking on MS Fram in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town. From there, we set a course through the scenic Beagle Channel and across the Drake Passage.

Antarctica and the wonders of the Great White Continent

Antarctica is a peaceful continent, where man’s primary activity is scientific research. It has evolved through millennia without human interference; here, wild animals remain fearless of man. We will visit several places in Antarctica. Depending on the ice and wind conditions, we might visit Whalers Bay, Half Moon Island, and Brown Bluff, a landscape dominated by a towering, rust-colored bluff of volcanic origin, next to a beach sprinkled with lava `bombs.´ Discover rich penguin colonies, watch whales break the surface, and always be prepared for the unexpected. As our smallest vessel in Antarctica, MS Fram qualifies for the largest range of possible landing sites to enhance your experience.

The expedition team will seize opportunities to take you hiking, go kayaking among icebergs, or pitch camp in the footsteps of the great explorers.

Captivating South Georgia

Onboard lectures will prepare you for South Georgia, where we sail into the mountainous Drygalski Fjord at the southern end of the island. We also aim to visit some of South Georgia’s abandoned whaling stations.

We cross open sea before we reach the Falkland Islands, with its seamless horizons; vast, open vistas; stunning white-sand beaches; and impressive wildlife such as penguins and albatross. Here, we explore the northwest before we continue to the capital, Stanley, with its red buses and English pubs. Stanley is also the natural starting point for several excursions.

Itinerary

Day 1 Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Day 2 Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
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Day 3 At Sea
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Day 4-7 Antarctica
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Day 8-9 At Sea
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Day 10-11 South Georgia
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Day 12-13 At Sea
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Day 14-16 The Falkland Islands
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Day 17-19 At Sea
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Day 20 Montevideo, Uruguay
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