Antarctica Cruise with Falklands & South Georgia Expedition – Save up to $8,000 per couple*

From

$22,886

Duration

23 days

Deal Type

Expedition Cruise, Ocean Cruise

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Embark on an in-depth Antarctica Cruise with Falkland Islands & South Georgia with Hurtigruten HX Expeditions – Save up to $4,000 per person + receive USD150 onboard credit if booked by 31 July 2024.

Uncover the extraordinary wildlife and stunning wilderness vistas of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Witness a diverse array of iconic wildlife thriving in their distinct habitats, from nesting penguins to majestic whales and fur seals. Immerse yourself in the varied landscapes, from the flourishing hills of the Falklands to the rugged alpine terrain of South Georgia, culminating in the awe-inspiring seas of Antarctica, adorned with towering icebergs.

With a legacy spanning over 128 years, Hurtigruten Expeditions has been navigating polar waters since 1893. Join Hurtigruten HX Expeditions and prepare to delve into the frozen expanse of Antarctica. Benefit from a range of included and optional activities tailored to ensure you experience the very best of this remote region. With the use of small expedition boats, HX Expeditions effortlessly navigate the icy labyrinth, granting you unparalleled access to the abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery.

Hurtigruten Expedition Ship

Hurtigruten Antarctica Cruise

Included Items

  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • Flights in economy class between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between the Punta Arenas airport and the ship'
  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune.
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities
  • *House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water
  • †Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported.
Onboard Activities
  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Centre, library and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscapes and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you

All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions. Excursions and activities are subject to change. Please make sure you meet entry and boarding requirements. No gratuities expected.

Tour Company

HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Tour Location

Antarctica

Deal Type

Expedition Cruise, Ocean Cruise

Map

In-depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition Map

More Information

Itinerary Days 1-12 +

DAY 1 – SANTIAGO, CHILE’S CAPITAL

Welcome to Santiago, Chile’s bustling capital. With its colonial-era architecture, award-winning restaurants and fascinating museums, it’s the perfect place to start your expedition cruise. There’s a lot to see, from the Mercado Central market to the Plaza de Armas and the Presidential Palace. Check out the Sky Costanera, which offers panoramic views of the city from 1,000 feet up.

You may want to arrive a few days early to join one of our optional Pre-Programmes.

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DAY 2 – DEPART FROM PUNTA ARENAS

You’ll have an early start today as we depart Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas, Chile’s southernmost port. Your expedition ship awaits you. Once you’ve boarded, get settled in, explore the ship, and meet your Expedition Team.

As well as being your guides, hosts and local experts, they’re also your travel companions for the next three weeks. Friendly and welcoming, they’ll answer any questions you may have during your Antarctic adventure.

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DAY 3 – PREPARING FOR MORE ADVENTURE

With our course set for the Falkland Islands, soak up the mesmerising views all around you as you cruise through the Strait of Magellan. You can take in the scenery from the deck, the outdoor hot tub or the panoramic Explorer Lounge & Bar.

You can also join your Expedition Team in the onboard Science Center to listen to lectures, participate in Citizen Science projects and more. Whether it’s marine biology, Antarctic survival, oceanography or photography, your Expedition Team offers fascinating insights into the places you’ll see on your journey, and you’ll feed off their enthusiasm.

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DAYS 4-6 – THE MANY CHARMS OF ISLAND LIFE

The Falkland archipelago is filled with seamless horizons and white sands teeming with birdlife. Only the occasional farm dots the landscape. You’ll find grassy hills and wildflowers, in contrast to the vast whiteness of Antarctica to come.

You’ll also enjoy a community walk of Stanley, taking in the Jubilee Villas gardens, Christ Church Cathedral and the Historic Dockyard Museum.

Our landings, hikes and excursions are, as always, guided by the conditions. We hope to visit albatross and penguin colonies, which are often found sharing space with seals, and getting as close as we can without disturbing them.

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DAY 7-8 – ADVENTURE LIES AHEAD

Sailing from the Falklands, spend two days cruising towards beautiful South Georgia. You can look forward to seeing an archipelago filled with diverse wildlife.

Meet up with the Expedition Team as they prepare you for what lies ahead. They’ll tell you everything they know about South Georgia, including the area’s wildlife, polar history, geology, glaciology, and stories of Norwegian whalers.

You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and low-impact as possible, and you can join our Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for global research projects.

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DAY 9-12 – THE ‘SERENGETI OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN’

South Georgia’s abundant wildlife has earned it the nickname ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’. Its unique position free from sea ice makes the island a breeding site for large colonies of penguins, other seabirds and seals. In fact, it’s an Important Bird Area, home to albatrosses, petrels, shags, skuas and terns.

You’ll spend four days exploring this remarkable area. We’ll also try to reach Grytviken, the final resting place of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. We’re always guided by nature, responding to daily conditions to bring you the best possible experience.

While our itineraries are always flexible, they’re even more so during peak breeding seasons when the wildlife is most vulnerable to disturbance. When it’s safe to do so, we’ll watch wildlife. When our presence could disturb the animals, we’ll choose another place to visit and as always, these decisions are made by your Expedition Team and are based on lifetimes of combined experience in these destinations. Sometimes we’ll land, sometimes we’ll cruise, it’s all part of the adventure!

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Itinerary Days 13-23 +

DAY 13-14 – TOWARDS ANTARCTICA

After visiting the Falklands and South Georgia, take some time while we head towards Antarctica to relax and reflect on your journey so far.

Antarctica is a continent dedicated to peace, science and wildlife. As we get closer, the Expedition Team will talk about the IAATO environmental guidelines and sustainability rules that we follow when visiting. We leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures.

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DAY 15-19 – A WORLD OF ICE AND WONDER

Nothing prepares you for your first sight of Antarctica’s immense, frozen beauty. Icebergs, sculpted by nature, float in the straits. Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie Penguins watch erect from the shores. Countless seabirds wheel overhead. Nature is in charge.

You’ll spend five exciting days exploring several possible landing sites, on and around the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling.

We might sail into a flooded volcanic caldera or land in icy bays, where remnants of whaling paraphernalia lie abandoned. You may also get a chance to go kayaking among icebergs and seals, or snowshoe to a stunning viewpoint.

Bird enthusiasts should look skywards for Antarctic seabirds such as skuas, petrels and terns. Through onboard lectures and onshore talks, you’ll learn more about this precious habitat and how we can all protect it for the future

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DAY 20-22 – RELAX AND UNWIND AT SEA

As we say goodbye to the frozen continent, MS Fram turns to take you north over the Drake Passage and towards Punta Arenas.

This is the perfect time to go through your pictures and relive your experiences in the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Enjoy the onboard comforts. Relax in the hot tubs or panoramic sauna or unwind in our Explorer Lounge & Bar.

When the Drake Passage is behind us, we’ll enter the scenic Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains plunging straight into the icy water. Watch for Patagonian wildlife as we sail through this wild and remote area.

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DAY 23 – ARRIVAL IN PUNTA ARENAS

Your expedition cruise of the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica comes to an end in Punta Arenas. From here, you’ll catch a flight back to Santiago de Chile, taking with you a wealth of fantastic memories that will no doubt endure.

If you’re not ready to end your adventures just yet, why not join one of our optional Post-Programmes.

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MS Fram Ship Information +

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The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of her time, and the achievements of her Arctic and Antarctic expeditions are the stuff of legend. In this spirit, the comfortable surroundings and advanced technology on today’s MS Fram – which was fully upgraded in summer 2022 – make her exceptionally well suited for modern expedition cruising.

ABOUT THE SHIP
Purpose-built as an expedition cruise ship, MS Fram is an exceptional base camp for explorers. On board, comfort is a top priority, so after a day of exploration you can relax in a hot tub, dine in your choice of two restaurants or at the outdoor BBQ and catch up with your fellow guests with a cocktail in hand as you watch the scenery glide past in the Explorer Lounge & Bar. In the Science Centre, at the heart of the ship, you’ll discover more about the places you sail to and listen to talks by the Expedition Team.

With key expedition features and technology, MS Fram is primed to bring you on a journey of discovery to our planet’s most alluring and unspoiled regions.

Specifications MS Fram:

  • Year built – 2007
  • Capacity – 250
  • Year of refurbishment – 2022
  • Ship yard – Fincantieri, Italy
  • Gross tonnage – 11 647 T
  • Speed – 13 knots
  • Length – 114 m
  •  Beam – 20,2 m

SHIP FEATURES
Renovated in 2022, MS Fram now boasts a fresh Nordic look and feel across all seven decks, while exploration and learning remain front and centre to life onboard. In the Science Centre, at the heart of the ship, we have expanded the space and improved the state-of-the-art equipment onboard. Allowing for more interactions with the Science team, helping you discover more about the places you visit whilst with us.

Elsewhere on board, comfort is a top priority, so after a day of exploration you can relax in a hot tub, dine in your choice of two restaurants, or at the outdoor BBQ and catch up with your fellow guests with a cocktail in the Explorer Lounge & Bar as you watch the scenery glide past the windows. Around the ship there are numerous artworks commissioned by local artists based around the Arctic, adding an extra sense of inspiration to your voyage.

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YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Embarking on MS Fram, you’ll quickly feel safe and relaxed. Surrounding you with quality, natural materials and plenty of light and space, your expedition ship is reassuring, comfortable and built for adventure.

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INTERIOR AND CABINS
Fully refurbished from bow to stern in 2022, including the 125 cabins and suites, MS Fram’s interiors are bright and airy with a Nordic vibe.

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SUITES

Add some indulgence to your voyage aboard MS Fram and reserve one of our Expedition Suites.

  • Spacious, serviced, and with bed combinations for up to four people, these well-appointed apartments offer special features such as private balconies, expansive windows, and minibars (charges apply).
  • Suites feature double beds and a seating area, some with a sofa bed. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, tea-making facilities, and a single-serve coffee machine. Naturally, the accommodation includes a full range of premium facilities including daily turn-down service and laundry.
  • Complimentary fine dining in our Lindstrøm restaurant is part of the experience, and a takeaway service means you can enjoy dinner exclusively. Champagne on ice and a platter of delicacies are provided for your enjoyment as you set sail.
Expedition Suite

Expedition Suite

EXPLORER LOUNGE & BAR
There’s no better place for a hand-crafted cocktail than the forward-facing, fully refurbished Explorer Lounge & Bar. Sit back, chat with your fellow explorers, and take in sweeping panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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SCIENCE CENTRE
The beating heart of your onboard learning experience, the Science Centre has been upgraded and expanded. Join lectures, examine specimens through powerful microscopes, and chat with the Expedition Team to deepen your understanding of the areas we explore.

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WORLD-CLASS CUISINE
Every day of your expedition cruise, your tastebuds will get the opportunity to explore. In each of our onboard restaurants, our skilled chefs create exciting menus using ingredients from the areas we travel.

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RESTAURANT LINDSTRØM
Named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of Norwegian polar heroes, Lindstrøm is our à la carte restaurant for fine dining. The exquisite lunches and dinners served are rooted in Norwegian fare, fused with modern cuisine.

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RESTAURANT AUNE
Social, informal and with an emphasis on the natural, Aune is MS Fram’s main dining area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner choices are influenced by the areas we explore and our own rich heritage, dating back to 1896.

INVIGORATE BODY AND SOUL
Your ship comes equipped with full suite of facilities to maintain an active lifestyle. From an indoor gym to a wellness centre for both body and mind, you’ll find everything you need to feel fully rejuvenated.

HOT TUB
Take in the scenery as you soak in one of the two steaming outdoor hot tubs on Deck 7 .

FITNESS ROOM
Maintain your regular fitness regime (or kickstart a new one) in the well-equipped gym on Deck 7. The panoramic views will help you stay motivated.

SAUNA AND RELAXATION
Get warm and cosy as you watch the world glide by through the windows of sauna on the top deck.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 14 November 2025 departure in an Expedition Suite. Pricing is correct as of 1 July 2024 and includes the offer discount*, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions.

*Book Early and Save – applies to new bookings made from now to 31 July 2024 (inclusive) for selected HX departures from 03 April 2024 and 31 March 2026 (inclusive). Bookings outside of these periods do not qualify.

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