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Hurtigruten Group

Antarctic Circle Expedition

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Departure Dates
7 departures between Jan 2025 and Feb 2026
Duration
18 days
Ship
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Antarctica cruise - Antarctic Circle Expedition

Spend 11 days exploring the wonders of Antarctica

With the milder summer weather, we'll aim to journey below the Antarctic Circle to the secluded and magnificent Marguerite Bay

There are opportunities for whale spotting, seeing young penguins, hiking, kayaking, ice-cruising, and even camping on the Antarctic snow

Enjoy 11 days in Antarctica 

Join your Expedition Team for ice-cruising activities, shore landings and fascinating lectures. You'll get close to colossal glaciers and icebergs. We'll observe Antarctic wildlife in their habitat – colonies of penguins, seals, whales and seabirds, maybe even kayaking or hiking past them. 

South of the Antarctic Circle 

During the Antarctic summer, new routes through the sea ice below the Antarctic Circle become possible. Aboard your hybrid-powered ice-class expedition ship, we'll set course for Marguerite Bay and islands along the way, looking out for Adélie Penguins and visiting remote historical stations.

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Cabin 1
Adults
2
Children
(2-15 years)
0

Available Dates

2024
No available cabins

Itinerary

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

The beat of Buenos Aires

Day 1

Setting sail from Ushuaia

Day 2

Get set for Antarctica

Day 3–4

Antarctica: another world

Day 5–15

Back through Drake Passage

Day 16-17

Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

Day 18

Attempt

- - - Attempted route, ice conditions dependent

Our Attempts are voyages where we challenge the elements in true expedition style. As we explore these remote and captivating areas in a safe way, our adventure will ultimately be guided by nature. If weather, sea or ice conditions do not allow our planned navigation, our experienced crew will deliver an adapted itinerary. Flexibility and our deep knowledge of the area combine to give you an amazing exploration experience.

What's included

hotel

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

flights

  • Flights in economy class between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia 

transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfers between the Ushuaia airport and the ship

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay 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 Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s 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

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure 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

Included Programs

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

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

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