Exploring the Frozen Continent

From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Argentina
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

This exciting expedition cruise ventures far into the breathtaking wilderness of the South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula and as far south as the Antarctic Circle. Discover the rich wildlife and stunning icescapes of the most remote place on Earth and enjoy ice-cruising and landing activities led by our Expedition Team.

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Landing activities led by our professional English-speaking Expedition Team.

Observation of a wide variety of wildlife living around the Frozen Continent.

An experienced captain working with the elements to create the best possible itinerary.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires

This adventure starts with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina. Spend the evening at your leisure and discover `Paris of South America´ for yourself on a warm spring/summer day or extend your stay by an optional pre-programme to explore Wild Patagonia.

Day 2
Buenos Aires Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego

Fly early in the morning to Ushuaia, where MS Fridtjof Nansen awaits. Once onboard, we kick off our journey with a Welcome dinner.

Day 3-4
Crossing the Drake Passage

Our Expedition Team will prepare you for your intense polar exploration with fascinating lectures and presentations in the Science Center. On the way to Antarctica, we cross the Antarctic Convergence, where two oceans meet, creating nutrient-rich seas that attract marine and avian life. Keep a sharp eye out for wildlife from deck.

Day 5-14
Antarctica & South Shetlands

Welcome to the most remote area on earth! Our Expedition Team will lead you on ice-cruising and landings to come ashore to explore the breathtaking Antarctic scenery and come closer to penguins, seals and ice.
Antarctica inspires awe. Ninety per cent of the world´s ice is here, 4,000 metres thick in some places. In winter, sea ice virtually doubles the size of the continent. In summer, it is a fertile breeding ground for millions of penguins, whales and seals.
The ten days of our exploration ensure an unforgettable Antarctica experience with lots of landings and activities.
This is true wilderness, so our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your expedition cruise.
We aim to land as often as possible, on the South Shetland Islands and on the Antarctic Peninsula, and to sail through the world-famous Lemaire Channel before we venture further south to Marguerite Bay to cross the legendary Antarctic Circle.
Every moment in Antarctica is full of rich experiences. There are icebergs of every shape and colour, magnificent glaciers, vast horizons and astonishing encounters with fearless wildlife.
An expedition cruise here is an amazing experience that is hard, to sum up in a few short words. As a well-known quote from veteran Antarctic travellers puts it: “If you can describe Antarctica with words, you have probably never been there.”

Day 15-16
At Sea

After exploring this exhilarating continent, we set course back to civilisation. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun and learning in the Science Center or enjoying the many onboard amenities.

Day 17
Ushuaia Buenos Aires

Sadly, every adventure must come to an end. It is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends when we reach Ushuaia. We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires. If you haven't had enough adventures, you have the possibility to extend your stay and enjoy our optional post expedition programs. Please talk to your travel adviser for more details.

As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Antarctica operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 1 night pre-cruise hotel in Buenos Aires before the voyage including breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 15 nights onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen in a Polar Inside Cabin
  • Included Copy 20 Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast, lunch & dinner incl. house beer, wine, sodas & still water - in Fredheim restaurant
  • Included Copy 20 Beverages during meal times (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
  • Included Copy 7 Beverages outside of meal times not included
  • Included Copy 31 A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
  • Included Copy 20 Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Group transfers in Buenos Aires on day 2 & in Ushuaia on Day 2 and 17
  • Included Copy 20 Return economy flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Included Copy 20 Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • Included Copy 20 All tours mentioned with professional English speaking guide (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 20 Professional English-speaking Expedition
  • Included Copy 20 Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Included Copy 31 Rejuvenating wellness areas: treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track, gym, sauna
  • Included Copy 31 Optional kayaking, camping, glacier walks/long hikes -subject to weather conditions. Additional cost
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, Travel Insurance, additional pre/post cruise arrangements not included
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities not expected
  • Included Copy 20 Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
  • Included Copy 20 Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Limited connection due to remote location. No Streaming
MS Fridtjof Nansen | Antarctic & Arctic Cruise Ship

530 Passengers


  • Included Wildlife observation
  • Included Explorations on Zodiacs
  • Included Optional kayaking, camping, glacier walks/long hikes -subject to weather conditions. Additional cost
  • Included Hiking opportunities
  • Included In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture
  • Included Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities
  • Included Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks
  • Included Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
  • Included Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
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17 days

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$12,173 USD

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