Antarctica & the Falkland Islands – Southern Hemisphere Adventure (Northbound)
Duration: 17 days
Ship: MS Midnatsol
March 14, 2020
Price from: $ 8,690 per personCheck prices and availability Request a quote
- Experience Antarctica, the Falklands, and South America
- See the amazing wildlife of the southern hemisphere, sometimes up close
- Go ashore in Antarctica and kayak in the most remote place on Earth
- Wide-ranging science program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'!
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.
Included in Your Expedition
- Hurtigruten expedition in the cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
- One hotel night in Buenos Aires before the cruise, including breakfast
- Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
- Economy flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
- Transfer from the airport to the ship in Ushuaia
- Wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
- Professional English speaking expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
Not Included In Your Expedition
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Optional excursions and gratuities
|Shipyard||Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)|
|Length||135.75 m / 445 ft|
|Beam||21.5 m / 70.5 ft|
The MS Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is dedicated to the wonders of Arctic summer.
Bird Watching in the Falkland Islands
Port Stanley Highlights Tour
Stanley History Tour
Scenic Air Tour
Long Island Farm
Stanley Bleaker Island Wildlife & Scenic Flight
Falkland Nature Walk
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