Rug up and enjoy Hurtigruten’s amazing flight-inclusive voyages to Antarctica

Australians say “rug up”. Norwegians call it “koselig” – pronounced  “koosh-leek”. When snow falls and temperatures plummet to minus 20C in the world’s coldest continent, it is time to wrap up warmly and reach out for a double blanket.

There’s nothing quite like staying snug and watching the world pass by – especially when that world happens to be the stunning, icy landscapes of Antarctica.

It is all part and parcel of staying “hygge” in Norwegian – in other words being comfortably content.

This is exactly what happens when you cruise with eco-friendly expedition line, Hurtigruten as her ships take you closer to nature, amazing wildlife and the ice – all in cosy comfort – when you sail the white continent.

The art of making guests feel cosy while nursing an Arctic Aquavit in the ship’s lounge has also been extended to the design of Hurtigruten’s expedition suites.

Step aboard the world’s first hybrid-powered ship, MS Roald Amundsen or the latest MS Fridtjof Nansen, and you will notice the soft, blond wooden tones, the curved chairs and warm lightning. There’s even a fireplace beside the wine rack in the Explorer Suite  –  all designed to soften and soothe.

You immediately feel as if you’re home.

Although your suite has a television, you won’t be needing it. Simply pull back the curtains and behold Antarctica’s breathtaking fjords and jagged mountains – better than any high definition TV image.

And when dusk falls, grab a bottle of bubbles, step outside to your private balcony and take a bath in your hot tub. How decadent can life get?

Wander round the ship and stop by the Amundsen Science Center where you can learn more about the wildlife of Antarctica. And when you feel it’s time to relax, head for the expansive outdoor observation deck to enjoy the infinity pool and hot tub surrounded by the world’s amazing landscapes. Time for another glass of champagne, perhaps?

Now you can enjoy this life of luxury when you book with Hurtigruten, which has special flight-inclusive packages to the Antarctica starting from $10,999 per person if you book before 18 December 2020.

The line has a wide range of unique itineraries available across the 2021/22/23 seasons with more than 60 departures. And guests have the choice of sailing on the MS Roald Amundsen, MS Friftjof Nansen or the nimble MS Fram.

You can choose a 20-day itinerary on the MS Roald Amundsen to the Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Falklands to experience the solar eclipse in the South Orkney Islands with an expert astronomer and explore the unique beauty of Patagonia. The cruise departs on 23 November 2021 with prices starting from $20,000 pp including international flights.

In addition, you can cruise on MS Fridtjof Nansen to the Frozen Continent, on a 14-day expedition to experience the best of what Antarctica has to offer with prices starting at $10,999 pp and departures from 17 November 2021 to 7 March 2022.

Hurtigruten has also introduced a more relaxed cancellation policy. If bookings are made before 31 December 2020 for any itinerary in 2021 and 2022, you can Book with Confidence. If you cancel the cruise for any reason in the future, you will receive your refund, including your deposit, within 14 days.

For more information, visit hurtigruten.com.au.