Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands - Great Explorers and Wildlife

12/06/2019 through 02/25/2020
12/06/2019 through 03/16/2020
Hurtigruten

Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife

This voyage features one day taking in the sights of the Chilean fjords, one week exploring the various sites of the Antarctic Peninsula, and three days in the British Falkland Islands.

From the Steep Mountains and Valleys of the Chilean Fjords to Close Encounters with Antarctic Wildlife

Starting in Punta Arenas, this expedition will introduce you to the natural beauty of Patagonia before crossing Drake Passage to reach Antarctica and the mighty frozen desert of the south.

Endless White Landscapes, Teeming Wildlife, and Fascinating History

In Antarctica, we will land at 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. Our landings offer you the opportunity to go hiking, kayak among the icebergs, cruise among whales breaching the surface, and meet the local penguins. As modern-day explorers, you will encounter an unspoiled wilderness in an environmentally friendly way as you sail aboard our state-of-the-art expedition vessel.

A World of Contrasts

Then we set course for the Falkland Islands. In this British territory, you will find a world of contrasts, from the red buses and English pubs of Stanley to vast open spaces, stunning white-sand beaches, and rich wildlife.

Back on board, you’ll have fun opportunities to learn and share discoveries with family and new friends in relaxed way. MS Roald Amundsen is a ship built and designed to meet the needs of modern explorers – both on board and ashore.  Our Activity Center is suitable for all ages, and where you can meet fellow adventurers for scientific fun with our engaging expedition team. All scientific content is presented in a lively, fun, and easily understood manner. The media room on board shows the highlights of the day, and even if you haven’t joined an excursion or landing, you can see videos and photos, and share in the adventures here at the end of each day. 

Itinerary

Day 1 Santiago de Chile
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Day 2 Santiago de Chile/Punta Arenas
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Day 3 Chilean Fjords
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Day 4-5 Drake Passage
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Day 6-12 Antarctica
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Day 13 At Sea
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Day 14-16 The Falkland Islands
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Day 17 At Sea
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Day 18 Punta Arenas/Santiago de Chile
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