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Antarctica Landings

Antarctica Landings Explore this wild and wonderful frozen continent and see penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat.

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Cruising to Antarctica with Hurtigruten

Go ashore and on small boat cruises to discover charming wildlife and spectacular frozen landscapes - from snowy mountains to icebergs and glaciers. We’ve sailed these polar waters for over 20 years. Our expedition ships combine hybrid technology with a premium onboard experience, designed for your safety and comfort. Learn about Antarctica’s fascinating history and science through lectures and hands-on projects. Fully enjoy your discovery of the white continent knowing that we have the lowest possible CO2-footprint of all expedition cruises to Antarctica.

Six reasons to go to Antarctica

Antarctica is a land of superlatives: the coldest, driest, highest and most remote continent on Earth. Here, the elements rule and exploring this vast, white continent will seem daring and extreme to many. And that’s exactly why you’ll want to go. Great Antarctic explorers like Roald Amundsen have described the seventh continent as “mythic”, “otherworldly”, and “like a fairy tale” – because nothing compares to the Antarctic travel experience.

1. Incredible ice-scapes

2. Rich wildlife

3. Active exploration

4. Knowledge seekers

5. Going beyond the Antarctic Circle

6. Protecting the pristine

A polar wildlife paradise

On small boat cruises and landings ashore, we’ll bring you to see some of the most inspiring animals on earth who survive and thrive in their frozen desert home. Depending on the season, you may see whales feeding, seal pups playing, penguins mating or penguin chicks hatching. The Antarctic Peninsula is home to an estimated population of 12 million penguins. Observe them in their natural habitat, uninhibited and curious.

Activities in Antarctica

Your expedition cruise comes with a full programme of included and optional activities designed to immerse you in the many wonders the frozen continent has to offer. No matter your activity level or interests, there will be something that suits you. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy on your expedition cruise to Antarctica with us.


Small boat cruising

Kayaking Adventure in Antarctica

Camping in Antarctica (An Amundsen Night)

Snowshoeing in Antarctica

Extended hikes in Antarctica

Citizen Science

Lectures and talks

Polar plunge

An Expedition Team with expertise, experience and enthusiasm

You’ll get the full perspective on what you see and experience in Antarctica in the excellent company of our Expedition Team. Their knowledge and operational experience of Antarctica is second to none, and their passion and energy is infectious. Through our lectures and workshops, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of this splendid, complex and fragile ecosystem… and how to protect it.

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Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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