Antarctica

Nordika Travel is proud to offer fantastic expedition like voyages to the Southern Hemisphere with our partner Hurtigruten. Hurtigruten has been offering tours to Antarctica on the specially equipped ship MS Fram for several years.  Now they are adding another ship MS Midnatsol, which brings Antarctica polar exploration to all ages.  These are affordable, multi-generation friendly, diverse in activity levels, and full of fun and adventure, and Hurtigruten offers solo travelers on the MS Midnatsol the lowest standard single supplement in the Antarctica cruise industry.  Check the tour offerings and special offers below, and contact us for further details.

  • Explore the South Atlantic, Antarctica and Patagonia

    17 nights, Departure: October 25, 2016

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    Starting in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, on this tour you will visit The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Peninsula Valdés. In Puerto Madryn you can join excursions such as whale watching or hiking. Then we set our course to the Falkland Islands, where we use small boats to go ashore for exploring, hiking, or birdwatching safaris. In Antarctica, you will experience everything from landings in great surroundings to theme days on board. You also get the chance to enjoy field days, kayaking, and exploring the waters and ice in small boats. Returning from Antarctica, we pass Cape Horn, where seafarers had to pass in order to cross from one side of the Americas to the other before the Panama Canal. After traveling through the Chilean fjords we reach Punta Arenas, where the journey ends before your flight home.

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  • Discover Patagonia and Antarctica

    15 nights, Departure: December 6th, 2016

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    Starting with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. Then the journey south begins, and we sail through the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel and into the Garibaldi Fjord, and witness the mighty Garibaldi Glacier unfolding at the end of the fjord. If the weather is favorable we might go ashore on Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage. Sailing into the most remote area of the world, with its endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice, you will feel like a true explorer. In Antarctica, you will enjoy your days with landings that include visits to the most interesting places, looking at thousands of penguins and seals, and kayaking. Turning back, we will have another opportunity to go ashore in Cape Horn before sailing into the Beagle Channel. We will have another landing in the Chilean fjords before we disembark in Punta Arenas.

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  • Adventure to the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica

    14 nights, 2 departures in Nov. 2016

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    Starting with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. Then the journey south begins,where we head into the Chilean fjords with its steep mountains and green valleys that flourish with life –and glaciers. If the weather is favorable we might make a landing on Cape Horn before crossing the Drake Passage on our way to Antarctica. Here you will enjoy close encounters with wildlife and glaciers, old whaling stations and its relics, meeting penguins on shore, and watching whales from the deck. If it has proven to be too difficult to land on Cape Horn on our southbound or northbound trip, we will stop at Puerto Williams in the Beagle Channel. Then, there will be another landing in the Chilean fjords before our disembarkation in Punta Arenas.

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  • Adventure from Cape Horn to the Penguins of Antarctica

    14 nights, Winter

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    Starting with an overnight stay at a hotel in Santiago de Chile, you will meet your expedition ship in Punta Arenas. The journey south begins and we sailthrough the extremely narrow Canal Gabriel and into the Garibaldi Fjord. If the weather is favorable, we might go ashore on Cape Horn. Sailing into the most remote area of the world, with its endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice, you will feel like a true explorer. In Antarctica, you will enjoy your days with landings that include visits to the most interesting places, looking at thousands of penguins and seals, and kayaking. If we didn’t go ashore on Cape Horn on our way south we will try again on our way north, or visit Puerto Williams, which is home to an interesting museum of anthropology and remains of ancient Indian campsites.Then we head into the Chilean Fjords with its steep mountains, green valleys flourishing with life, and glaciers, and find a great place to land before we disembark in Punto Arenas.

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Why Antarctica?

The most remote continent on Earth, in Pole position.
No matter where you have been and what you have seen on previous travels: Antarctica is different from anything else you will ever experience.

WILDLIFE

The awe-inspiring landscapes of Antarctica have remained virtually unchanged since the day the first explorers set eyes upon them. It is the coldest, driest, highest, and cleanest continent on Earth. There are no permanent human inhabitants, but instead it is home to millions of penguins, seals, and birds. During the austral summer, its shores are a feeding ground for thousands of whales.
You can also see shoals of penguins swimming out to sea to hunt for krill, the torpedo-like leopard seal patrolling the shorelines, and the singing humpback whale as it acrobatically breaches the water. Since the first great explorers raced each other to the South Pole, Antarctica has been the place for the more adventurous. Today, human activity is limited to tourism and science, with research stations monitoring everything from the Antarctic ecosystem to climate change, since the area is considered key to understanding the health issues of our globe.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TOURISM

With Hurtigruten you can choose among a variety of expedition sailings on the MS Midnatsol and the smaller MS Fram. MS Midnatsol starts and ends her voyages in Puntas Arenas, so you can explore the deep fjords of Chile, see the spectacular landscapes and nature of Patagonia, visit Cape Horn, and then see all the highlights of Antarctica. With MS Fram you go on true expeditions. The ship is small, so it is the ultimate way to really explore Antarctica, taking you up close to otherwise inaccessible locations. The expedition landings take you ashore to see wildlife and historic sites close up, and also offer the chance to try several excursions and trips that will challenge you, both mentally and physically.

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Terry - Jul 04, 2015

Thank you so much for including this as a stop-over on our trip.

Hi Nordika Travel Team,

My family and I are having a great trip so far and by far and away the best lodging to date has been the Silfurberg Guest House - Country Home. I cannot put into words how absol…


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