10 nights onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen

Highlights of Antarctica

Winners 2022 Favourite Specialist Cruise Line
Experience a concentrated expedition cruise that’s all about the frozen continent
Leaving from: Ushuaia
Cruise ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen
Visiting: Ushuaia South Shetland Islands Gerlache Strait Gerlache Strait
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HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Hurtigruten Expeditions offers more than 125 years of cruising experience, providing small-ship exploration of more than 250 destinations across 30-plus countries.

On Hurtigruten Expeditions cruise adventures, you will be accompanied by a highly skilled crew and expedition team on one of nine intimately-scaled expedition ships, taking you on breathtaking nature-based experiences in remote corners of the world.

530
Passengers
2020
Launched
20889t
Tonnage
140m
Length
23.6m
Width
15kts
Speed
9
Decks
NOK
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina
Embark.
Day 4
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Days 6 - 8
Gerlache Strait, Antarctica
Day 11
Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembark.
Ushuaia, Argentina image
Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia, famously known as the southernmost city in the world, offers a gateway to the untouched landscapes of Tierra del Fuego. It's more than a mere departure point; it's where the raw spirit of Argentina comes alive amidst rugged coastlines and pristine sub-polar forests. The climate here, cool and temperate, invites visitors into a world far removed from the bustling tourist centers, presenting a rare glimpse into the authentic heart of the country. Cruises utilizing this port offer scenic views of the Beagle Channel and the Martial Mountains, each narrating the epic saga of explorers who first charted these remote territories. Uniquely, Ushuaia's latitude allows for extended daylight hours in the summer, giving travelers more time to soak in its spectacular natural beauty.
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica image
Day 4
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Some 770 kilometers (478 miles) south of Cape Horn, the South Shetland Islands are usually the first land seen in Antarctica. Separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by the Bransfield Strait, nine major islands make up the group. The region was the first to be exploited by sealers in the early 19th century, and because of its proximity to South America, it still is the most visited by scientists and tourists. Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni Penguins all breed here. In addition, because it is the warmest part of the continent, large moss beds as well as orange, black, grey and green lichens grow –even hair grass and pearlwort manage to survive. Leopard seals, Weddell seals, crabeater seals, Southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals can be seen in the water and on the beaches.
Gerlache Strait, Antarctica image
Days 6 - 8
Gerlache Strait, Antarctica
Ushuaia, Argentina image
Day 11
Ushuaia, Argentina
Ushuaia, famously known as the southernmost city in the world, offers a gateway to the untouched landscapes of Tierra del Fuego. It's more than a mere departure point; it's where the raw spirit of Argentina comes alive amidst rugged coastlines and pristine sub-polar forests. The climate here, cool and temperate, invites visitors into a world far removed from the bustling tourist centers, presenting a rare glimpse into the authentic heart of the country. Cruises utilizing this port offer scenic views of the Beagle Channel and the Martial Mountains, each narrating the epic saga of explorers who first charted these remote territories. Uniquely, Ushuaia's latitude allows for extended daylight hours in the summer, giving travelers more time to soak in its spectacular natural beauty.
Ship Details
HX Hurtigruten Expeditions
MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

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