Antarctica & Falklands Expedition

By AG STAFF 18 October 2021
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Antarctica. Go where few have gone before. Join us for the trip of your lifetime.

Australian Geographic and Hurtigruten Expeditions have partnered to offer you this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Explore Antarctica during its summer, touring icebergs and visiting penguin colonies ashore. You’ll also go to the Falkland Islands, visit its capital Stanley and see penguins and seals.  

Hosted by David Haslingden, owner of Australian Geographic and chair of the Australian Geographic Society, join us on this journey and enjoy exclusives only available to our Australian Geographic and Hurtigruten Expeditions guests.

Departures & Fares 

Departs 21 November 2022 aboard state-of-the-art, world’s first hybrid-powered ship, MS Roald Amundsen.

From $12,317/per person twin share 

Expedition Highlights

  • Hosted by David Haslingden, owner of Australian Geographic and chair of the Australian Geographic Society.
  • Additional inclusions and exclusives for Australian Geographic travellers.
  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Antarctica
  • Accompanied by Hurtigruten Expeditions’ expert Expedition Team
  • Citizen Science programme allowing you to assist with live scientific research
  • Use of the ship’s Science Centre which has an extensive library, advanced biological and geological microscopes.

Itinerary – 16 days

Start off in the romance-infused city of Buenos Aires before heading to Ushuaia where your hybrid-powered ship is docked. We sail the Drake Passage and arrive at the white wilderness of Antarctica where you’ll spend five wonderful days. Exactly where we go and when, is down to the sea ice and weather conditions on the day, but we’ll always bring you to the best spots available at the time.  

During November, you’ll see thousands of penguins courting and building nests. Throughout your journey, you can join the Expedition Team in fascinating lectures, landings and ice-cruises.  

The rolling green hills and white-sand beaches of the Falkland Islands will be a welcome sight, as will the friendly pubs in the capital of Stanley. Spend time touring the picturesque archipelago and might go ashore to a variety of penguin and seal colonies dotted around. After two weeks of enjoying Antarctica and the Falklands, we dock back in Ushuaia to complete our epic journey.

Find out more: Contact Hurtigruten or phone1300 322 062.

Your Expert Team

Expedition Team in Antarctica

Expedition Teams at Hurtigruten Expeditions represent the best of the best.  They comprise of experts on safety and sustainability, making sure your exploration of these remote destinations is done right.

During your discovery of the great continent of Antarctica, they will lead the way on landings and small boat cruises, as well as optional kayaking and camping opportunities if conditions allow.

Briefings occur before each landing, making you aware of any potential risks and of strict protocol regarding local wildlife. Both on and off the ship, lectures are held on a wide variety of specialist topics. Here are just a few examples:

  • Birds and marine mammals
  • Oceanography and geology
  • Sea ice and glaciers
  • Climate
  • Exploration history and storytelling
  • Photography.

To find out more or book your berth on the Roald Amundsen next November, visit Hurtigren Expeditions.