This expedition takes you to the beautiful South American coast and to magical Antarctica. Visit one of the most scenic national parks in the world, see the rich wildlife of Patagonia, the Chilean fjords, and Cape Horn before experiencing the highlight of the journey: Antarctica. Enjoy spending time ashore, kayaking, and hiking, and close encounters with penguins, birds, and seals.
18 days


Discover the Natural Beauty of Patagonia 

Starting in colorful Valparaíso, we sail along the Chilean coastline of snow-tipped volcanoes, beautiful lakes, raging rivers, and lush vegetation. This vast, rugged, beautiful landscape never fails to amaze.  

Chilean Fjords and Cape Horn 

We journey into one of the most scenic national parks in the world and into the fjords of Chile. This remote area seems almost untouched by humans. Steep valleys and powerful mountains make a striking contrast to a lush coastline rich in wildlife. Cape Horn is a mystical place where two oceans meet. If conditions permit, we'll go ashore here.

The White Wonder That Is Antarctica 

Next, we cross Drake Passage to reach Antarctica and the mighty frozen vistas of the south. In Antarctica, we will attempt to make landings at several places, including historic sites such as ring-shaped Deception Island, a major harbor for whaling ships until 1905. Or Cuverville Island, home to one of the largest known colonies of chinstrap 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. Penguins, seals, whales, and large flocks of seabirds give life to this surreal and beautiful landscape. We will bring you ashore to set foot on the Antarctic continent and experience some its unique wildlife. You might also have an opportunity to kayak in the icy waters among the icebergs. And while on board our comfortable ship, enjoy expert talks about Antarctica’s rich history so that you can get even more out of your experience. On our return journey, we cross Drake Passage again, before this expedition ends in Punta Arenas.  




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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.