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Holiday in Antarctica and the Falklands for 19 days for $14,490 including flights

This is a once in a lifetime experience. Antarctica is such a must-see, unique destination because it remains untouched in all its glory of glaciers and icebergs. It is not called the white continent for nothing.

This frozen continent is teeming with wonderful wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and birds. You’ll be awed by the abundance. You just can’t get enough of them.

MS Roald Amundsen in Antarctica

Now you can embark on a 19-day, all-inclusive Antarctica and Falklands expedition with Hurtigruten Expeditions onboard MS Roald Amundsen with flights included starting from $14,490 per person. Departures are from November 2022 to March 2023.

To book, click here for more details or visit hurtigruten.com.au

Your holiday adventure starts in the romantic and vibrant city of Buenos Aires where you will experience the intoxicating blend of song and dance. Here the locals strut their stuff and tango at almost every opportunity. Soak up the old world colonial charm while indulging in some flavoursome Latin cuisine.

You will then head to Ushuaia where the hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen is docked, waiting to take you through the Drake Passage to arrive at the white wilderness of Antarctica. It takes two days to reach Antarctica giving passengers enough time to learn more about it and its fascinating wildlife. The ship has a gym, an outdoor track circuit, a Wellness Spa, an Explorer Lounge and Bar and a three restaurants, each with a different culinary concept.

Antarctica

You will spend five full days in Antarctica, going for walks on shore, cruising by icebergs and spotting whales and penguin colonies. After the barren, white landscape of the frozen continent, it will be a refreshing change of scenery when you explore the far-flung Falkland archipelago which is split between the two main islands of East and West Falkland and nearly 800 smaller islands in between.

Albatross and her chick in Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

Over three days you will discover the grassy hills, the blooming wildflowers and stunning white-sandy beaches of the Falkland Islands. You will visit its capital, Stanley and see signs of civilisation again with family-owned farms scattered around. At Stanley, you will find an English way of life with red buses and good ol’ pubs serving up British beer.

After two weeks exploring Antarctica and the Falklands, you will disembark at Ushuaia where you will be fly back to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay before flying home – filled with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Penguins in Antarctica

A change of seasons

The wildlife of the frozen continent changes with the season. In November, you will see thousands of penguins courting and building nests. Whales are only seen around December and January which is bout the same time when penguin eggs hatch. The chicks start growing up by February and March which are the peak months for whale-watching. You will always learn more about the white continent and its wildlife from Hurtigruten’s expedition leaders during your landings, ice cruises and at lectures onboard the ship.

Hurtigruten Expeditions is renowned for delivering pure, unfiltered explorations where you will immerse in nature at its rawest, bringing you up-close-and-personal to rare wildlife and into the lives of real local people.

Roald Amundsen christening
Roald Amundsen

Onboard MS Amundsen

Three years ago, Hurtigruten Expeditions launched the state-of-the-art ship, the 528-passenger MS Roald Amundsen featuring environmentally sustainable hybrid technology to reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

Named after the first man to cross the Antarctica and reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads the way for an even more sustainable way of travelling. The expedition ship has been specially built for voyages in polar waters and serves as a comfortable base camp at sea. Hurtigruten Expedition brings adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

Deception Island, Antarctica

To book, click here for more details or visit hurtigruten.com.au