Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)

Price from $15,381

Departure Dates
October 23, 2022 and October 27, 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 program: 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


Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

View from the streets of Valparaiso, Chile

Day 1

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Yoga on board

Day 2–3

Orientation and discovery

Houses in Castro

Day 4

Castro's Chilotan charm

Last Hope

Day 5

The waters of Patagonia

View of Puerto Eden with mist and clouds in the background

Day 6

Remote Puerto Edén

Cormorants sitting on trees in the water, Puerto Natales.

Day 7–8

Bohemian Puerto Natales

Day 9

Exploring Chile's fjords

Cape Horn

Day 10–11

Rounding Cape Horn

Whales in Wilhelmina Bay

Day 12–15

Antarctica: another world

Swimming pool on board MS Fridtjof Nansen

Day 16–17

Sailing towards Argentina

La Boca by night, Buenos Aires

Day 18

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Activities

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

Photo Credit: David Katz

Landing sites in Antarctica

An endless white wilderness, Antarctica is nature at its most sublime and haunting.

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Program

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Expedition Team in Antarctica

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


Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Southbound)