On an Antarctic expedition with MS Fram, we promise you an experience that will be nothing less than extraordinary. It will be as exotic and thrilling as a safari on the Serengeti or a Himalayan trek. If you’re one of those adventurous souls who has traveled the world and seen and done almost everything, exploring Antarctica with MS Fram will be just what you’re looking for.
Like the great explorers who paved the way into these southern oceans before you, weather, wind, ice, and local conditions will determine the exact nature of your program and schedule. In this way, every voyage is unique and along the way you will find moments alone to gaze out across landscapes that remain as awe-inspiring and unchanged as the day man first set eyes upon them. From your first raucous encounter with a penguin colony to your final kayak through the profound silence of giant icebergs, you’ll discover what makes Antarctica so exceptional – and plant your own flag on the great white continent.
With Hurtigruten’s extensive level of polar expertise, it is no surprise that our itinerary options include some of the most in-depth explorations, sailing inside the Antarctic Circle and venturing far into the areas that are almost permanently iced down and totally unnavigable in winter. During the austral summer, more than 7.7 million square miles of sea ice melts, making these waters passable for a few short austral summer weeks. Depending on the itinerary you chose, an MS Fram Superior Expedition Voyage includes time in Uruguay’s vibrant and welcoming capital, Montevideo; the Falkland Islands and South Georgia; and Ushuaia, Chile, the world’s southernmost town.
THE ONBOARD EXPEDITION TEAM - YOUR POLAR HEROS
As your hosts, along with the rest of the on board crew, your Expedition Team possesses contagious enthusiasm, curiosity, and love for the areas we visit and are eager to share stories, interpret what you see, and guide you to the most interesting sites and experiences. They are modern-day explorers comprised of expedition leaders, activity specialists, scientists, teachers and ‘stewards’ of our planet, carefully selected for their local knowledge and expertise, including biology, history, geology and polar studies.