Giant glaciers, frolicking penguins and breaching whales – these are the wonders of Antarctica.

The world’s coldest continent is a frozen landscape teeming with fearless wildlife from seals, humpback whales to playful penguins who seem to have no fear of humans at all. It is also the highest and driest continent on the planet.


No wonder it is a bucket list destination for many travellers.

So what can you expect when you head to the South Pole?

For most people who have never been to the Antarctica, the polar cold is something that “wakes up your mind.” But as long as you are dressed for the weather, you will not freeze and you will be amazed at how quickly you adjust to the chilly temperatures. Ultimately, you may even think of the Antarctica chill as one of the best parts of your trip.

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Travelling to the Antarctica is such an adventure as you will be kayaying, hiking and exploring one of the most untouched places on the planet including the feeding and breeding grounds of everyone’s favourite flightless bird.

To set foot on one of the most remote places on earth, environmentally friendly, Hurtigruten has an all-inclusive Antarctica adventure itinerary including flights, pre and post accommodation and all transfers from $10,999 per person, twin share. The prices are valid for departures between October 2021 and March 2023 including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane provided bookings are made by 18 December 2020.

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Ms Roald Amundsen

You can also choose an 20-day itinerary on the world’s first hybrid-powered ship, 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 flights.

In addition, you can cruise on Hurtigruten’s latest ship, 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.

Kongepingviner South Georgia Antarktis HGR 139084 Foto ShutterstockHurtigruten 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.

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