Day 1 Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Our flight leaves Buenos Aires in the morning which gives us a few hours for leisure in Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world before our voyage departs from the island of Tierra del Fuego in the afternoon. After the included excursion to Ushuaia National Park, you embark MS Fram from 17:00.
Day 2-3 Drake Passage
Named after Sir Francis Drake this stretch of water between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula has numerous myths and legends connected to it. The extraordinary seaworthiness of MS Fram ensures you a safe and comfortable passage and we encourage you to join our educational lectures en route.
Day 4-10 Antarctica
Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence you will start feeling the air getting crisper and colder. You will begin to see Antarctic penguins in the water and don’t forget to be on the lookout for the first iceberg. There are no permanent human inhabitants but it is home to millions of penguins and the feeding area for thousands of whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage.
Snow Hill Island
Discovered by James Clark Ross in 1843 and named because its snow covered peak stood out in contrast to the ground of nearby Seymour Island. The Swedish explorer Otto Nordenskiöld spent the winters of 1901, 1902 and 1903 there during which he discovered the largest ever penguin fossils.
James Ross Island
James Ross Island is a large island separated from the north-eastern extremity of the Antarctic Peninsula by the Prince Gustav Channel. It was here that the first dinosaur bones were discovered in Antarctica.
The Vega Island fossils show signs of the K-Pg extinction event, which wiped out all non-avian dinosaurs. These findings document this event in better detail than most other places on Earth. From the ship’s deck you may also observe the only waterfalls in Antarctica as they fall from the dramatic cliffs.
Trinity Peninsula/Prince Gustav Channel
Trinity Peninsula is the extreme northeast portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, extending north-eastward for about 130 km. The Prince Gustav Channel was named in 1903 after Crown Prince Gustav of Sweden by Otto Nordenskiöld of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition.
Day 11-12 Drake Passage
As the bow points north we carry unforgettable memories home and are encouraged to review our perception of the Antarctic.
Day 13 Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
After a spectacular voyage with countless impressions, we dock at the world’s southernmost town before transferring you to Ushuaia airport for your charter flight to Buenos Aires.