MS Roald Amundsen
19 days

Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Voyage of Discovery (Northbound)

Price from $ 13,642
$ 11,131
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Roald Amundsen
19 days

Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords – Voyage of Discovery (Northbound)

Price from $ 13,642
$ 11,131
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Antarctica, Patagonia, Chilean Fjords - Voyage of Discovery (Northbound)
Departure
March 16, 2022
  • Experience Antarctica and Patagonia in one expedition cruise
  • Enjoy ice-cruising, landings and incredible wildlife in Antarctica
  • Sail into the Chilean fjords in summer and see Cape Horn
  • Opportunity to visit Torres del Paine National Park

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Itinerary

This is a truly exciting and varied expedition cruise that combines the highlights of Antarctica, the stunning Chilean fjords, and the rich natural beauty of Patagonia. Our expert Expedition Team will take you ice-cruising and out for landings to observe wildlife at every opportunity.
Day 1
Santiago de Chile - Hotel
Summer in the Metropolis
Breathtaking views of the skyline.
Breathtaking views of the skyline.
Photo: shutterstock

Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in Santiago, the exciting and diverse capital of Chile. There is much to discover here: Andean glaciers at the city borders, skyscrapers in the city center, and lovely colonial architecture on the shores of the fast-flowing Mapacho River. Why not extend your expedition by adding an optional Pre-program to the amazing Atacama Desert or Chilean Patagonia?

Breathtaking views of the skyline.
Breathtaking views of the skyline.
Photo: shutterstock
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Enjoyable atmosphere on Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago, Chile
Leaving Punta Arenas on a Hurtigruten expedition cruise
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 2
Punta Arenas, Chile
Embarking on the Expedition
Leaving Punta Arenas on a Hurtigruten expedition cruise
Leaving Punta Arenas behind, we set sail for the great white continent - Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

You fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas, where the hybrid-powered expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen is docked, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica. 

Day 3-4
At sea
The Drake Passage
Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

We sail through the scenic Beagle Channel and over the legendary Drake Passage. Onboard, the Expedition Team starts the lecture programme, giving you information about Antarctica’s fantastic animals, geology and history. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programs to help collect data for current scientific research. Enjoy the fresh sea air and look out for wildlife from the deck.

Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Humpback whale in the Drake Passage.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Scout for wildlife along the way.
Scout for wildlife along the way.
Photo: Loïc Mermilliod
Discover the remote beauty of Antarctica.
Day 5-8
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Landing on Cuverville Island, Antarctica
Landing with the expedition team on Cuverville Island, Antarctica.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 5-8
Antarctica
Antarctica … Another World!
Discover the remote beauty of Antarctica.
Discover the remote beauty of Antarctica.
Photo: Nils Lund

Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.

Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.

We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.

Day 9-10
At sea
Drake Passage and Cape Horn
Cape Horn, Chile
Famed Cape Horn, where we will attempt a landing.
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz

MS Roald Amundsen takes us safely back across the famous Drake Passage. We will continue our lecture series and recap our experiences of Antarctica. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level. As we reach South America, we will attempt to land on historic Cape Horn before continuing towards the Chilean fjords.

Cape Horn, Chile
Famed Cape Horn, where we will attempt a landing.
Photo: Maximilian Schwarz
Birds in the Drake Passage
Birds in the Drake Passage
Photo: Hilde Foss
Chilean Fjords, Country Glaciers
Chilean Fjords, Country Glaciers.
Photo: Dominic Barrington
Garibaldi glacier, Garibaldi Fjord
Garibaldi glacier, Garibaldi Fjord.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Day 11
Chilean Fjords
A Paradise for Nature Lovers
Chilean Fjords, Country Glaciers
Chilean Fjords, Country Glaciers.
Photo: Dominic Barrington

Deep fjords and tall mountains plunging into the icy water await us in magnificent surroundings. This wild and remote area seems almost untouched by humans, full of isolated islands and hidden bays that harbor rich wildlife.

Trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Day 12-13
Puerto Natales - Overnight stay
Torres del Paine National Park
Day 12-13
Puerto Natales - Overnight stay
Torres del Paine National Park
Trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile

Puerto Natales is the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park, world famous for the impressive ’Torres del Paine‘ (Towers of Paine) rock formation. Explore the park on our optional excursion to discover a landscape of stunning variety, from the vast open steppe to rugged mountain terrain topped by looming peaks that host a wide variety of wildlife. Watch for llamas, pumas, and foxes in addition to more than 100 species of birds, such as the Andean condor.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Puerto Natales - Scenes of Puerto Natales
    This excursion combines the highlights of the charming town of Puerto Natales with the interesting Milodón Cave, just a few kilometres away.
  • Torres del Paine - Overnight
    This Land Adventure includes an overnight inside the park - “the eighth wonder of the world” - with its impressive scenery and incomparable views. The Torres del Paine National Park covers an area over 598,000 acres and features a rich geographical diversity of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. There is always the possibility of seeing varieties of native wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine National Park
    Visit Torres del Paine National Park with stunning scenery and amazing views! Admire the natural beauty of this area, which offers great photo opportunities.
  • Torres del Paine – Grey Hike
    Spectacular views abound in every direction. Torres del Paine National Park covers an area of 242.242 hectares and features an outstanding combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills, and peaks, as well as the possibility to observe various kinds of wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine
    This programme is designed to give you the best of both worlds. Explore Torres del Paine by both coach and foot. The eighth wonder of the world, Torres del Paine National Park, covers an area over 242.000 hectares and consists of a rich combination of lakes, lagoons, waterfalls, glaciers, hills and peaks. It is possible to observe many different forms of life here in their natural state.
Torres del Paine´s spectacular setting.
Torres del Paine´s spectacular setting.
Photo: Joanna Liu-Unsplash
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Nature of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile, South America
Nature of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile, South America
Day 14
Puerto Edén
A Paradise for Nature Lovers
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile
Glacier in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, Chile

After a cruise through Patagonian waters, the village of Puerto Edén in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park will enchant you. It is known for its geographical isolation, situated at the end of a deep fjord and surrounded by mountains. Its population of 250 includes the 15 remaining members of the Kawéskar people.

Day 15
At Sea
Waters of Patagonia
South America´s powerful natural beauty.
South America´s powerful natural beauty.
Photo: Dominic Barrington

Our expedition cruise continues north through the fabled waters of Patagonia. As we sail through iconic Andean seascapes, enjoy the vistas of the magnificent natural expanse.

South America´s powerful natural beauty.
South America´s powerful natural beauty.
Photo: Dominic Barrington
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Beautiful panoramic view of Chilean fjords: Aysen fjord and Puerto Chacabuco surrounding area, Patagonia, Chile, South America.
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloé  Island, Patagonia, Chile
Houses on stilts in Castro, Chiloé Island, Patagonia, Chile
Day 16
Castro, Chile
Cosmopolitan Castro
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park
Scenic landscape over Chiloe National Park

Set among windswept hills and lush vegetation, Castro is known for its colourful `palafitos´, wooden houses mounted on stilts along the water's edge, and the UNESCO Site Iglesia San Francisco. Nearby wide beaches are home to dozens of seabirds, penguins and sea lions.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Castro Walking Tour
    Walk from pier to Plaza de Armas for a short visit and proceed to San Francisco church, the main Catholic church of Chiloé’s capital and rather than the typical style of the other churches of the island, it is Neo-Gothic style.
  • Castro – Dalcahue, Curaco de Velez & Achao
    This land adventure provides a glimpse into the history of these small villages in the Castro-Delahue area. We will visit three towns by coach and ferry.
  • Trek at Chiloe National park
    Trek through Chiloe National Park, where hiking trails take you to a great viewpoint with views over Cucao Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Learn about local flora and fauna and the history of the primitive settlements. We will also drive by the village of Cucao and hear about the tsunami that this town suffered in 1960.
Day 17-18
At Sea
Sailing North
Enjoy a range of in-depth talks in the onboard Science Center.
Enjoy a range of in-depth talks in the onboard Science Center.
Photo: Oscar Farrera

As we make our way along the Pacific coast to Valparaíso, we will recap the highlights of the expedition cruise and scan for wildlife.

Enjoy a range of in-depth talks in the onboard Science Center.
Enjoy a range of in-depth talks in the onboard Science Center.
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Photographer capturing wildlife from deck
Bring your camera and capture the amazing wildlife from deck
Photo: Marsel Van Oosten
Life by the sea in Valparaíso.
Life by the sea in Valparaíso.
Photo: shutterstock
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Colorful houses in Valparaiso.
Colorful buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, Chile
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, Chile.
Day 19
Valparaíso, Chile
The ‘Jewel of the Pacific’
Colourful houses in Valparaiso.
Colorful houses in Valparaiso.

Sadly, every expedition must come to an end.  And this expedition ends in the colourful and poetic city of Valparaíso. Take some time to explore this scenic town before your flight home or extend your stay with a Post Programme to Easter Island, famous for its mysterious statues of giant heads and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

Hotel

  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Flights

  • Flight in economy class from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel in Santiago de Chile to Santiago de Chile airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfer from Punta Arenas airport to the ship, including one brief tour of the city and a lunchbox

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna with floor-to-ceiling window, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights
  • Travel protection
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your Ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

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Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional Excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
A large building with a mountain in the background A large building with a mountain in the background

Puerto Natales - Scenes of Puerto Natales Included

South America

Duration

3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-PNT1

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A body of water with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A body of water with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine - Overnight

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Price per person

From $ 1,499

Booking Code

A-PNT8

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Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine National Park

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park

Duration

Approx 9h

Price per person

From $ 449

Booking Code

A-PNT1

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A close up of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background A close up of a snow covered mountain with Perito Moreno Glacier in the background

Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine – Grey Hike

Duration

9 hours

Price per person

From $ 383

Booking Code

A-PNT7

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A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A view of a snow covered mountain with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Puerto Natales - Hiking in Torres del Paine

Duration

11 hours 10 minutes

Price per person

From $ 449

Booking Code

A-PNT6

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Included
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Castro Walking Tour

South America

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-WCA1

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A boat is docked next to a body of water A boat is docked next to a body of water

Castro – Dalcahue, Curaco de Velez & Achao

Duration

4 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 183

Booking Code

A-WCA3

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A river running through a grassy hill A river running through a grassy hill

Castro - Trek at Chiloe National park

South America

Duration

6 hours 45 mins

Price per person

From $ 283

Booking Code

A-WCA2

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Extend Your Cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-Program before or after your expedition cruise.

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Valparaiso/Santiago: Post-programme Easter Island (20/21 and 21/22)

Duration

5 Days

From

$ 4,196

Booking Code

VAPIPCPOST

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A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background A canyon with Torres del Paine National Park in the background

Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Chilean Patagonia (20/21 and 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Days

From

$ 2,569

Booking Code

PUQPRE

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A train cake sitting on top of a colorful toy on a table A train cake sitting on top of a colorful toy on a table

Santiago - Chilean Folk Show & Dinner (21/22)

South America

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 199

Booking Code

SCL02

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Pre-Cruise Land Adventure: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21, 21/22)

South America, Antarctica

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 105

Booking Code

SCL05

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Santiago Post-Excursion: Maipo Valley Vineyard Tour (20/21, 21/22)

Duration

4 Hours

From

$ 105

Booking Code

SCL05B

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-Excursion: Santiago Walking Tour (20/21, 21/22)

Antarctica, South America

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 65

Booking Code

SCL06

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Santiago de Chile - Pre-programme Atacama Desert (20/21 and 21/22)

South America

Duration

5 Days

From

$ 3,465

Booking Code

SCLATAPRE

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