Antarctic Circle Expedition

Operator: Hurtigruten Expeditions
Destination: Antarctica, Argentina
Price From: £9700.00


Embark on an unforgettable Antarctic adventure with us, starting with a night in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires before flying to Ushuaia to board the hybrid-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen. Cruise south of the Antarctic Circle and immerse yourself in awe-inspiring icebergs, majestic sunsets, and unique wildlife on this expedition of a lifetime. Our itinerary is guided by nature, offering the best opportunities for whale-watching and observing young penguins growing their plumage. Join us as we bring you ashore in Antarctica and provide opportunities for expedition boat cruising or kayaking, ensuring you make the most of every moment.


Day 1: The Beat of Buenos Aires

  • Explore the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, rich in culture and history, as you prepare for your Antarctic adventure.

Day 2: Setting Sail from Ushuaia

  • Fly to Ushuaia, where you’ll meet our hybrid-powered expedition ship and embark on your Antarctic journey.

Day 3-4: Get Set for Antarctica

  • Cross the Drake Passage and prepare for your Antarctic adventure with briefings, science center visits, and relaxation onboard.

Day 5-15: Antarctica: Another World

  • Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica, exploring various landing sites and crossing the Antarctic Circle.

Day 16-17: Back through Drake Passage

  • Reflect on your adventure as we journey back through the Drake Passage, participating in onboard activities and enjoying relaxation time.

Day 18: Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

  • Conclude your expedition in Ushuaia, with the option to extend your adventure with our post-programme or return home from Buenos Aires.



(Each day of the itinerary is succinctly summarized, providing key highlights and activities for the journey.)

What’s Included


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


  • Economy class flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia



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

Expedition Cruise

  • Accommodation in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Wine, beer, and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All-day coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • Polar expedition jacket, backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (streaming not supported)
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges, and more
  • Gratuities included

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ships Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

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 and spa area