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Hurtigruten Group

Antarctica & Falklands Expedition

From Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires


Departure date
24 days

Cruise Overview

Antarctica cruise | Antarctica & Falklands - From Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires | HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

A 24-day late-summer odyssey to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and Patagonia's Puerto Madryn. Includes an epic ten days exploring the White Continent.  

Witness majestic icebergs up close, spot whales and penguins, and enjoy opportunities to go hiking, kayaking, ice-cruising and camping overnight on the Antarctic snow.  

Land on scenic beaches and follow grassland trails to discover the wildlife of the Falkland Islands, and visit the charming capital, Stanley.

The frozen continent 

After a flight from Santiago de Chile, you’ll embark in Punta Arenas and head towards Antarctica. You’ll spend 10 days exploring the continent in its late summer months. At this time of year, beautiful sunsets paint the ice and snow in shades of gold, orange and pink. As always, nature is in charge. We’ll adjust our plans according to the elements to bring you the best possible landing sites and wildlife-spotting opportunities.  

The Falklands and Puerto Madryn 

Your adventure then continues with three days in the Falkland Islands. Visit the capital Stanley with its charming red buses, restaurants and pubs, and discover the variety of wildlife living on the more remote parts of the islands. You’ll then call at Puerto Madryn, known for its stunning beaches and nearby nature reserve, before your adventure comes to an end in vibrant Buenos Aires.

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Santiago, Chile's capital

Day 1

Depart from Punta Arenas

Day 2

Get set for Antarctica

Day 3-4

Antarctica: another world

Day 5-14

Heading to the Falklands

Day 15-16

Wildlife of the Falklands

Day 17-19

The South Atlantic

Day 20

Puerto Madryn

Day 21

Cruise the Argentine Basin

Day 22-23

Buenos Aires

Day 24

What's included


  • Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast 


  • Flight in economy class from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas before the expedition cruise 


  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfer from the airport to the ship in Punta Arenas before the expedition cruise 

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
  • 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, 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 landing 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 make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight stay might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

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

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