Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)

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Departure Dates
3 departures between Oct 2022 and Oct 2023
18 days

Experience Patagonia and Antarctica in spring

  • 18-day expedition cruise from Chile to Antarctica, aboard hybrid-powered ship MS Fridtjof Nansen, exploring the Chilean fjords and Patagonia.

  • Visit Antarctica in late spring and discover its incredible wildlife, like colonies of Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins courting and building nests.

  • Four days exploring the Antarctic peninsula up close, on landings and ice cruises with your Expedition Team, or optional kayaking and snowshoeing activities.

Wildlife and fjords

From Valparaíso, you’ll tour the Chilean fjords and waterways of Patagonia, with a chance to hike in Torres del Paine before crossing the legendary Drake Passage.

Icescapes and penguins

Guided by your Expedition Team, you'll spend four incredible days exploring Antarctica's immense, pristine icescapes. Springtime is courting season and you'll be able to observe penguins mating. There's no fixed programme: we adapt our itinerary to take every opportunity to get closer to nature and enjoy unique experiences on ice cruises and landings.  

What's Included


  • Flight in economy class from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires


  • Transfer from the ship to Ushuaia airport after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise  

Route overview

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

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 1

Orientation and discovery

Day 2-3

Castro's Chilotan charm

Day 4

The waters of Patagonia

Day 5

Remote Puerto Edén

Day 6

Bohemian Puerto Natales

Day 7-8

Exploring Chile's fjords

Day 9

Rounding Cape Horn

Day 10-11

Antarctica: another world

Day 12-15

Sailing towards Argentina

Day 16-17

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Day 18

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

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

Expedition Team in Antarctica

Your onboard guides are local experts in areas of interest specific to Antarctica