Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Antarctic Circle Expedition


Departure date
18 days

Cruise Overview

Experience remote areas of Antarctica in late summer

  • 18-day Antarctic Circle expedition starting in Buenos Aires before we sail from Ushuaia to Antarctica, to see spectacular wildlife like whales, sea lions and penguins.

  • Join breathtaking landings, expedition boat cruising and unforgettable hikes. We'll attempt to sail south of the Antarctic Circle and visit rarely-seen Marguerite Bay.

  • An optional Pre-Programme takes you from Buenos Aires to wild Patagonia or join a Post-Programme to the unforgettable Iguazu Falls.

Sail beyond 66°33' South

After a night in Buenos Aires, we fly to Ushuaia to board hybrid-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen and cruise south of the Antarctic Circle. Along the way, you'll encounter awe-inspiring icebergs, majestic sunsets, unique wildlife and elemental wilderness on an expedition of a lifetime.

The spirit of exploration

Nature sets our itinerary. The late summer season is the best time for whale-watching and to see young penguins growing their plumage. We’ll bring you ashore in Antarctica and take you out expedition boat cruising or kayaking every chance we get.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

No available cabins


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Dazzling Buenos Aires

Day 1

Early flight to Ushuaia

Day 2

Drake Passage Crossing

Day 3-4

Antarctica: another world

Day 5-15

Sailing towards Ushuaia

Day 16-17

Onwards to Buenos Aires

Day 18

What's included


  • Return flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia


  • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast


  • Transfer from the hotel in Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires airport before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between Ushuaia airport and the ship, including a brief tour of the town

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 organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

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 programme 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, panoramic sauna, 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 pole, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings


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

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness centre

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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