Southern Hemisphere Adventure to Antarctica – Northbound (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Hurtigruten
Buenos Aires, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay
Dates: 26 Feb 2019 - 14 Mar 2019

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26 Feb 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires, and enjoy its enchanting combination of European flair and Latin American charm.

27 Feb 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Air travel
Ushuaia, Argentina

After a three-hour flight, you find yourself in the southernmost town in the world, flanked by the most southern point of the Andes mountain range. In Ushuaia, MS Midnatsol is ready to take you south. And we kick off everything with a welcome dinner.

28 Feb 2019
Drake Passage (Cruising)

A day at sea is full of activity. Our expedition team will most likely convince everybody onboard that science is fun! We can promise first-class edutainment. Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, you will notice that the air becomes crisper and colder. From deck, you might start seeing icebergs in the water, maybe whales as well.

01 Mar 2019
Drake Passage (Cruising)
02 Mar 2019
Half Moon Island, Antarctica
03 Mar 2019
Yankee Harbour, Antarctica
04 Mar 2019
Cuverville Island (Cruising), Antarctica
05 Mar 2019
Neko Harbor, Antarctica
06 Mar 2019
Paradise Bay, Antarctica
DAY 10
07 Mar 2019
Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica

Antarctica is sure to overwhelm you. Endless white horizons, the ocean full of glorious icebergs and whales. Maybe even more awe-inspiring will be your meeting with the huge colonies of penguins. They are not afraid of humans; you can look forward to true close encounters with this most charming of bird species. Come ashore to explore the impressive Antarctic scenery. From deck, there are great chances to spot whales. Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations, and relics. You are in one of the most remote areas of the world and the sensations are non-stop. We will land several times for unforgettable experiences. Among the locations we may visit are Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour, and Cuverville Island, home to a large colony of gentoo penguins. Neko Harbour is beautifully located in the innermost part of Andvord Bay, and Paradise Harbour got its descriptive name from the whalers who came here long ago. When the storms were at their worst, this is where they came to seek shelter. The high glacier walls in Wilhelmina Bay convey the mighty power of ice, from calving glacier fronts to floating ice.

DAY 11
08 Mar 2019

Enjoy a day at sea, sharing experiences, exchanging stories, photos, and films with your fellow adventurers. Be on deck to fully enjoy the feeling of being at sea.

DAY 12
09 Mar 2019
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
DAY 13
10 Mar 2019
New Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

When we arrive at the Falkland Islands, you will experience everything from red buses and English pubs in the capital Stanley, to penguins, hikes in the hills or along the coastline, or kayaking clear waters. New Island is an adorable inlet, with sandy white beaches and turquoise waters. It could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean island, if the sun was a little stronger. We pass an old shipwreck on our way ashore to enjoy a day amongst penguins and seals. While we are here, you can join several excursions like history tours, bird watching tours, nature walks, and even a scenic plane tour where you can discover the Falklands by air in a classic island-hopping aircraft.

DAY 14
11 Mar 2019

After exhilarating days in Antarctica and the Falklands, the final days onboard are spent crossing the South Atlantic Ocean. Spend time with family, old friends, new friends, and our expedition team, and enjoy the farewell dinner on the last evening.

DAY 15
12 Mar 2019
DAY 16
13 Mar 2019
DAY 17
14 Mar 2019
Montevideo, Uruguay

You disembark in Montevideo. The city has a sly sophistication and surprising cultural diversity for such a small population, boasting a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian, and Art Deco style. Maybe you have the time to visit the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its 18th-century buildings, the vibrant Mercado del Puerto, the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio with its numerous theatres, museums, and art galleries, and the stretch of white sandy beaches surrounding the city before you fly home.

Southern Hemisphere Adventure to Antarctica – Northbound map

About the Ship

South America landscape
MS Midnatsol (Midnight Sun)

The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship is dedicated to the Norwegian summer.The interior's bright, colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display.

What's Included


  • Cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis

  • Wind and water resistant jacket

  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats and activities onboard and ashore

  • Professional English speaking Expedition team

Not Included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional excursions and gratuities

About Us

Exploring since 1893, Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Europe, Africa, South/Central America and Arctic Canada. Our itineraries to these unique destinations focus on the stunning diversity of its wilderness, inhabitants, flora, and fauna. Hurtigruten’s unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enable us to offer guests unforgettable experiences in some of the most exciting corners of the world.

Insider Tip

Choose from a variety of cabin options ranging from Interior, Ocean View and Suite categories on any one of our 15 ships offering modern facilities carefully blended with true character.

Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions of this contract apply to the sea passage as well as to all other products or services of any kind whatsoever provided for or arranged by Hurtigruten AS, their agents or independent contractors. These terms and conditions represent the entire agreement and a binding contract between Hurtigruten AS and the customer. These pro-visions supersede any oral or written representations. Any change in these provisions must be in writing signed by the president of Hurtigruten AS.The transports of passengers, baggage and vehicles is subject to the provisions of the Act no. 39 of 24 June 1994 Norwegian Maritime Code, as amended (‘Norwegian Maritime Code’), and package tours are subject to the provisions of the Act no. 57 of 25 August 1995 Relating to Package Tours (‘Package Tours Act’). Copies of the Norwegian Maritime Code and the Package Tours Acts, in Norwegian and in English, are on file with Hurtigruten AS and available upon request. The terms and conditions of this contract are drawn up in accord ance with the Norwegian Maritime Code, Package Tours Act, and the regulations laid down by the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. However, in case of conflict between this contract and the Norwegian Maritime Code or Package Tours Act, this contract shall take precedence.

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