Travel in harmony with the elements to the White Continent. En route, you will experience the wild natural wonders of the Chilean fjords. Once in Antarctica, the sight of mighty glaciers calving into the ocean, colonies of penguins, and pods of whales in the icy seas will create indelible memories. And on board there is so much to do. In our Activity Center, you can attend exciting lectures and take part in a wide variety of activities designed to enhance your trip.
15 days

From the Steep Mountains and Valleys of the Chilean Fjords to Close Encounters with Antarctic Wildlife  

Starting in Punta Arenas, this expedition will introduce you to the natural beauty of Patagonia before crossing Drake Passage to reach Antarctica and the mighty frozen desert of the south. 

Endless White Landscapes, Teeming Wildlife, and Fascinating History 

In Antarctica, we will land at historic sites such as ring- shaped Deception Island, a major harbor for whaling ships until the 1930s. Or Cuverville Island, home to thousands of gentoo penguins, and the British station Port Lockroy from World War II, and Wilhelmina Bay, often called 'Whale-mina Bay', because of the large number of humpback whales spotted here. Brown Bluff is recognizable by the 2,460 foot high cliffs that dominate the landscape. Our landings offer you the opportunity to go hiking, kayak among icebergs, cruise among whales breaching the surface, and meet the local penguins. As a modern-day explorer, you will discover unspoiled wilderness in an environmentally friendly way aboard our hybrid-powered expedition vessel. 

Back on board, you’ll have opportunities to learn and share discoveries with family and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere. MS Roald Amundsen is a ship built and designed to meet the needs of modern explorers – both on board and ashore.  Our Activity Center is suitable for all ages and where you can meet fellow adventurers for scientific fun with our engaging Expedition Team. All scientific content is presented in a lively, fun, and easily understood manner.  The media room on board shows the highlights of the day, and even if you haven’t joined an excursion or landing, you can see videos and photos to share in the adventures here at the end of each day. 

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This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.