In the company of our knowledgeable crew and a superbly equipped vessel we will journey through the ice packed channels of the southern oceans. This peerless voyage takes us from the southern shores of South America and into one of the last great frontiers left on Earth.
Journey to the White Continent on MS Fram beginning on the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego. We will sail out across the waters of the Drake Passage, towards the northern edge of Antarctica, a vast white expanse of some of the most pristine and unspoilt landscapes on the planet.
Passing vistas that shimmer beneath a southern sky, we will watch out for whales breaching the deep waters and icebergs calving into the icy depths. We will enjoy the eccentric delights of penguins and seals as vast towering giants of rock and ice pass close by as we head ever deeper into the heart of this incredible continent.
N418 Operated by Hurtigruten
Polar Circle Expedition Itinerary
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of the tango.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia
Fly from Buenos Aires in the morning to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world before the voyage departs from the Island of Tierra del Fuego in the afternoon. After the included excursion Ushuaia National Park, emark MS Fram.
Days 3-4 - Drake Passage
Named after Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage is one of the world's great seaways, connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Infamous and legendary, it is steeped in the history and lore of exploration and discovery and, as your vessel makes its way south, there will be a chance to enjoy further educational lectures.
Days 5-13 - Antarctica
Antarctic penguins will hunt and play around you and icebergs are an ever present feature of the landscape. Dedicated to scientific research and with no permanent inhabitants, Antartica is home to millions of penguins and its seas provide sustenance to thousands of whales. The ice, wind and weather dictates life in Antarctica as well as your route. Every voyage is unique and your experience crew will endeavour to make each one an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made during the course of your voyage but may include Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour, Cuverville Island, Neko Harbour, Paradise Harbour, Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island, Port Lockroy,Wilhelmina Bay, the Antarctic Sound and Brown Bluff
Days 14-15 - Drake Passage
Leaving the White Continent behind you set sail again once more for the South American mainland.
Day 16 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
The journey's end sees you back in the most southerly town on Earth. A fitting end to a spectacular voyage. Fly back to Buenos Aires.
The itinerary is subject to weather and ice conditions.