Amundsen at Night

Spend The Night Camping Like An Explorer In Antarctica

Ever wonder what it’s like to camp in an expedition tent on the frozen landscapes of Antarctica? Now you can.

Amundsen  at Night
You can camp like an adventurer (photo credit: Karin Strand).

Dreamed of following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott and sleeping on the ice? This winter, expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has made it possible with an extraordinary new excursion that allows guests on its Antarctica voyages to pitch tents and spend a night like no other.

The excursion is for the true adventure seekers who want to indulge their spirit of discovery. In a small group of no more than 15, you leave the ship behind and are taken ashore where you set up camp and spend the night, equipped with outdoor equipment specially tailored to the region, including warm winter sleeping bags and expedition tents.  Each tent sleeps two people, making this a once-in-a-lifetime experience for couples and friends alike.

The excursion was developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute in order to guarantee the safety of the guests and the protection of the sensitive local environment.

All guests will receive a full briefing before going ashore for the night and all the necessary equipment for the excursion is provided on board Hurtigruten’s expedition ship MS Fram. Two members of the MS Fram expedition team will escort the group.

After spending the night on the white continent, the group will head back to the ship for a leisurely breakfast.

The exact location and day of the camping adventure during the voyage will be determined by the local expedition team depending on the weather and land conditions.

This excursion can only be booked on board during an Antarctica voyage and costs from £330pp.

MS Fram in Antartica
Explore the wild of Antartica aboard the MS Fram from Hurtigruten.

Classic Expedition Voyage

Explore the planet’s last untouched continent on one of the most advanced expedition ships ever build, MS Fram. Voyage through the Drakes Passage escorted by albatrosses and storm petrels before arriving at the magical white landscapes of Antarctica. This Classic Expedition Voyage is during Antarctica’s summer with its incredible wildlife including seals penguins and whales. The ten-day cruise holiday includes full board on the ship, local charter flights to Ushuaia and lectures.

Flights packages from the UK to Buenos Aires are extra and cost from £1,392pp including return flights, transfers and two night’s b&b accommodation in Buenos Aires pre and post voyage. Departs Ushuaia February 13th 2013. This cruise costs from £3,295pp.

A voyage on 22nd November 2013 as per above costs from £3,898pp and flight packages from £1,692pp

If you want more information, contact Hurtigruten on 0844 448 7601 or visit http://www.hurtigruten.co.uk.

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