Antarctica, Chilean Fjords & Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife (Roald Amundsen)

Antarctica, Chilean Fjords & Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife (Roald Amundsen)

From AUD $13,486


Sail in the wake of the great explorers to experience the Chilean fjords, the Falklands and majestic Antarctica in one extraordinary expedition cruise. Enjoy chances to see wildlife like penguins, whales and seals amidst icebergs and stunning natural beauty. Along the way, our Expedition Team leads exciting ice-cruising and landing activities to guarantee an unforgettable voyage.

Please Note: 23 January 2021, 10 February 2021, 28 February 2021 departures 20 days long.

Included in your voyage:

Overnight in Santiago de Chile before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Return flights in economy class between Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas

Transfer from the hotel in Santiago de Chile to Santiago de Chile airport before the expedition cruise
Transfers between Punta Arenas airport and the ship, including one orientation tour and lunchbox

Trip Name
Antarctica, Chilean Fjords & Falklands – Great Explorers and Wildlife (Roald Amundsen)
Vessel Type: Expedition Ship Length: 140 metres Passenger Capacity: 530 Built: 2019 In 2019, Hurtigruten adds a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. The build of these two ships represents the largest single investment in the history of Hurtigruten.  The future of shipping will be silent and emission free. MS Roald Amundsen will lead the way towards an even more sustainable way of traveling. Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. The ship will be specially constructed for voyages in polar waters and serve as a comfortable basecamp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way. Facilities on board One of the most eye-catching exterior design features of the ships will be the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck wrapped around the top of the ships’ raked bow. In a vast area behind it, you’ll find the core of the onboard experience: Amundsen Science Center.   Packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment, the immersive edutainment area will be the place guests and staff/crew meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas they explore. The flexible venue will feature lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. The area, featuring large windows, will also be the onboard HQ for Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.   The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor Jacuzzis with spectacular views.  MS Roald Amundsen will feature three restaurants inspired by Nordic and Norwegian heritage: Aune Main Dining, named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune. Fredheim - the ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard. Lindstrøm, a speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favorite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes. Artwork on board When the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship embarks on her maiden voyage, every piece of art on board will be handpicked by HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s art foundation - the Queen Sonja Print Award. Read more about the exciting collaboration here.  


Day 1 - Day 1 Exciting and Diverse
Your adventure starts with an overnight stay in Santiago, the exciting and diverse capital of Chile. There is much to discover here, from Andean glaciers at the city borders, to skyscrapers in the centre, to lovely colonial architecture, to the shores of the fast-flowing Mapacho River. Why not extend your expedition by adding an optional Pre-Programme adventure to the amazing Atacama Desert or Chilean Patagonia?
Day 2 - Day 2 Embarking the Expedition
Fly early in the morning to Punta Arenas where the hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen awaits, ready for your expedition cruise to Antarctica.
Day 3 - Day 3 Scenic Beagle Channel
Enjoy cruising the scenic Beagle Channel, surrounded by mountains plunging straight into the icy water. This wild and remote area seems almost undisturbed by humans. Take in the isolated islands, hidden bays and rich wildlife that create one the world´s most beautiful landscapes.
Day 4 - Day 4-5 Cape Horn and the Drake Passage
Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, and we will do our best to make a landing here. The ship will then cross the famed Drake Passage to Antarctica. On the way, enjoy fascinating lectures from our Expedition Team in the Science Center and take advantage of the Wellness Center and other onboard amenities. You’ll also learn how to make your visit as safe and as sustainable as possible and you’ll join Citizen Science programmes to help collect data for current scientific research.
Day 5 - Day 6-11 Antarctica... Another World!
Antarctica never fails to inspire awe and wonder, with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Perhaps even more awe-inspiring will be your first encounter with the huge colonies of penguins.Our Expedition Team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to come ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Of course, this is true wilderness, so nature is in charge, but our experienced captain will work with the elements to create the best possible itinerary for your adventure.We will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display in this pristine wilderness.Wherever we explore, the sights and sounds and of Antarctica are sure to stay with you for a lifetime!
Day 6 - Day 12-13 Lectures and Scanning for Wildlife on Deck
After exploring this unforgettable continent, we set course for the Falkland Islands. Our Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the Islands, point out wildlife from our outer decks and scout for the Albatrosses that often guide our way. Using the state-of-the-art microscopes in the ship’s Science Center, you can analyse samples taken during the expedition cruise to see another kind of ‘wildlife’ at the cellular level.
Day 7 - Day 14-16 At the Edge of Antarctica
After the wilderness of Antarctica, enjoy the contrast provided by Stanley, with red phone boxes, red buses and old pubs. The capital is good size for roaming the streets on foot, or you can join an excursion to explore the wilderness and wildlife in the surrounding area. We will be docked here throughout the day.The Falklands are teeming with wonders of nature, with fantastically clear blue skies, seamless horizons and stunning white sand beaches.As we reach the westernmost outposts in the Falklands, you will see remote farms that have been family-owned for generations. Penguins waddle along the beaches here, often coming close to you to take a look out of curiosity, and even posing for photos! We plan to go ashore to explore the area on hikes and to spot some of the many bird species that live here.
Day 8 - Day 17 The Magellan Strait
As we complete the loop of the Magellan Strait, we will have a recap of everything we have experienced on this expedition cruise in the Science Center. Make sure you spend some time on deck looking for wildlife.
Day 9 - Day 18 The End of the Expedition
We arrive back in Punta Arenas in the morning. After the flight back to Santiago de Chile, you can extend your vacation with a post-voyage programme to Easter Island, famous for its mysterious statues of giant heads and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 10 - Please Note:
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s 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.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
10-12-202127-12-2021AUD $14,986Polar Outside. From
10-12-202127-12-2021AUD $17,594Arctic Superior. From
10-12-202127-12-2021AUD $21,768Expedition Suite. From
26-12-202112-01-2022AUD $14,986Polar Outside. From
26-12-202112-01-2022AUD $17,594Arctic Superior. From
26-12-202112-01-2022AUD $21,768Expedition Suite. From
11-01-202228-01-2022AUD $14,986Polar Outside. From
11-01-202228-01-2022AUD $17,594Arctic Superior. From
11-01-202228-01-2022AUD $21,768Expedition Suite. From
27-01-202213-02-2022AUD $17,594Arctic Superior. From
27-01-202213-02-2022AUD $21,768Expedition Suite. From
27-01-202213-02-2022AUD $14,986Polar Outside. From
12-02-202201-03-2022AUD $14,236Polar Outside. From
12-02-202201-03-2022AUD $16,694Arctic Superior. From
12-02-202201-03-2022AUD $20,628Expedition Suite. From
28-02-202217-03-2022AUD $13,486Polar Outside. From
28-02-202217-03-2022AUD $15,794Arctic Superior. From
28-02-202217-03-2022AUD $19,488Expedition Suite. From


    • Experience the unique beauty of Patagonia, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands
    • Possible landing at legendary Cape Horn
    • Great chances to see wildlife – penguins, seals, whales and more
    • Exciting ice-cruising and landing activities led by our expert Expedition Team