In-Depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition

In-Depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition | MS Fram | Antarctica Tours In-Depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition | MS Fram | Antarctica Tours
Embark on an epic 23-day adventure to Antarctica, starting in vibrant Santiago de Chile. From there, we'll explore Punta Arenas before immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Falkland Islands and lush South Georgia. Then, we'll delve into the polar spectacle of Antarctica before crossing the legendary Drake Passage and Beagle Channel. Our journey culminates with a final stop in Punta Arenas, where we'll reflect on the icy wonders we've witnessed. Join us and be amazed by the grandeur of nature in its purest form.

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago de Chile

Santiago is Chile's vibrant capital. It's the ideal place to begin your cruise, with its architecture from colonial times, award-winning museums and restaurants. From the Mercado Central to the Plaza de Armas to the Presidential Palace, there's a ton to see. Sky Costanera offers 1,000-foot views of the entire city.

Arrive a couple of days earlier and join one of the optional pre-programs.

Day 2: Depart from Punta Arenas

Today, we'll depart Santiago early and fly down to Punta Arenas - Chile's most southern port. Your expedition ship awaits. Explore the ship and get to know your Expedition Team once you arrive.

They are also your traveling companions over the next 3 weeks. They're friendly and will answer all your questions during the Antarctic expedition.

Day 3: At sea

As you sail through the Strait of Magellan, you can enjoy the breathtaking views as we set our course for the Falkland Island. Enjoy the view from the Explorer Lounge & Bar, outdoor hot tub or deck.

Your Expedition Team will be onboard the Science Center, where you can attend lectures and participate in Citizen Science Projects. Your Expedition Team can provide fascinating insight into your destination, whether it is marine biology, Antarctica survival, oceanography or photography. They are contagious.

Day 4 to 6: The Falkland Islands

Falkland is a place of endless horizons, white beaches and a plethora of birdlife. The landscape is dotted with only a few farms. You'll see grassy mountains and wildflowers here, in stark contrast to Antarctica's vast expanse of white.

Enjoy a walk through the community of Stanley and visit the Jubilee Villas Gardens, Christ Church Cathedral and Historic Dockyard Museum.

As always, our landings, walks, and excursions will be subject to the weather. Our goal is to see penguin and albatross colonies where you can also find seals. We want to be as close to them as we possibly can without disturbing them.

Day 7 & 8 : At the sea

We will cruise for two days to South Georgia after the Falkland Island. Enjoy an archipelago full of diverse wildlife.

You will be prepared for the journey ahead by our Expedition Team. The team will share all they know about South Georgia including the wildlife of the region, its polar history and geology. They'll also tell you about Norwegian whalers.

Learn how you can make sure your trip is as low-impact and safe as possible. Join our Citizen Science Programs to collect data and contribute to global research.

Day 9 to12: South Georgia

South Georgia is known as the 'Serengeti' of the Southern Ocean because it has so much wildlife. The island's position is ideal for breeding large penguin colonies, seabirds and seals due to its unique location, which is free of sea ice. It is classified as an Important Bird Area and home to albatrosses.

Four days will be spent exploring this amazing area. Also, we'll try to get as close as possible to Grytviken - the last resting place for Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton. Nature is always our guide and we adjust to the daily conditions in order to give you the best experience.

Our itineraries, while always flexible, are even more so in peak breeding season, when wildlife is at its most susceptible to disturbance. We'll look for wildlife when it is safe. We'll avoid visiting a place where our presence might disturb animals. These decisions will always be made by the Expedition Team based on their combined lifetimes' experience. We'll sometimes land, and other times cruise. It's part of the experience!

Day 13 & 14: At sea

As we continue our journey towards Antarctica, relax after visiting South Georgia and the Falkland Island.

Antarctica, a continent dedicated for peace, science and wildlife, is the world's largest continent. The Expedition Team will discuss the IAATO sustainability and environmental rules as we get closer. The team will talk about the IAATO environmental guidelines and sustainability rules that we follow when visiting.

Day 15 to 19: Antarctica

Antarctica is a frozen wonderland. In the Straits, nature-sculpted icebergs float. From the coast, Gentoo penguins, Adelie, and chinstrap penguins can be seen. Numerous seabirds fly overhead. Nature has the final say.

You'll be exploring several landing sites around and on the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the surrounding area over the next five-day period. No matter what or where we are, each day is going to be exciting and unlike any other experience you have had before.

You might find yourself sailing into an ice-covered caldera, or landing in bays with abandoned whaling equipment. Kayak among seals and icebergs, or take a snowshoe hike to an amazing viewpoint.

Look up in the sky for Antarctic seabirds like skuas and petrels. You'll discover more about the habitat through onboard talks and shoreside discussions.

Day 20 to 22: Drake Passage & Beagle Channel

MS Fram will take you to Punta Arenas via the Drake Passage as we bid farewell to this frozen continent.

It's the best time to look through all your photos and remember your adventures in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Island. Take advantage of the comforts on board. Enjoy the onboard comforts.

After the Drake Passage, we enter the picturesque Beagle Channel. Mountains plunge straight into the water, creating a dramatic scene. As we cruise through this remote and wild area, keep an eye out for Patagonian animals.

Day 23: Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is the end of your expedition cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Island. You'll then fly back to Santiago de Chile with a treasure trove of memories.

We recommend that you sign up for our Post Program if you are not yet ready to finish your journey.

Itinerary Map

In-Depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary Includes

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day
  • Delicious coffee, tea and soft drinks all-day
  • All-inclusive drinks
  • Sauna, hot tubs and more
  • Gratuities included
  • Daily expeditions and activities
  • Full access to Science Centre​
  • Expedition gear and water bottle – yours to take home
  • Wi-Fi at no extra cost
  • Photos and digital album

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

  • Some specialist excursions and experiences with limited capacity​
  • Fine dining in at Lindstrøm restaurant​
  • Personal spa treatments​
  • Premium drinks (top shelf spirits, vintage wines, champagne, etc.)​

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Encounter large penguin colonies, seabirds, and seals, all in a breathtaking natural setting.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica through exhilarating activities like kayaking among icebergs and snowshoe hikes to panoramic viewpoints.
  • Cross the Drake Passage and enjoy the incredible views.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 22 Dinners
  • 23 Lunches
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23 Day Antarctica cruise activities

Sea Kayaking
Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
Ice Camping
Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
Snowshoeing
Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
Photography
Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
Explorer Boats
Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
Yoga
It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.
In-Depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition
23 Days
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