Crabeater seals on ice floe
Penguins on the iceberg
Adelie penguins and a leopard seal on an ice floe.
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Deep Weddell Following Nordenskjöld

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Ushuaia
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Highlights

  • Experience the enormity of Antarctic ice, and be amazed as our onboard experts regale you with tales of the incredible adventures that took place in these very waters during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
  • Zodiac cruise in secluded bays and quiet coves filled with brash ice, and photograph enormous glaciers and spectacularly shaped icebergs in various shades of blue.
  • Be awestruck by the array of wildlife that frolic, forage and hunt in Antarctic Sound.

Embrace the opportunity to explore deep into the Weddell Sea on this exploratory expedition, following in the footsteps of Nordenskjöld’s Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04).

Your journey begins in the South Shetland Islands, where Nordenskjöld and his team made their first Antarctic landings before venturing into the Antarctic Sound, gateway to the Weddell Sea. Follow their extraordinary adventure as you voyage further east, navigating as far as possible into the Weddell Sea, known for its vast tabular icebergs, abundant wildlife and historical significance. Wonder at the remarkable story of Nordenskjöld and his men, who spent two years exploring this region in a grand adventure to rival Shackleton’s Endurance expedition for its feats of survival against unthinkable odds.

Keep watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoising penguins, and crabeater and Weddell seals hauled out on the ice as you retrace the steps of this historic voyage. Your expert expedition team will be by your side to enrich your journey with insights, wildlife-spotting tips and stories of Nordenskjöld’s epic adventure.

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Standard Activities

presentation
Lectures
blindness
Hiking
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
camera 2
Photography Workshops
water aerobics
Polar Plunge

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a representative and transferred with your fellow expeditioners to your assigned pre-voyage hotel. If you are already in Ushuaia, we ask you to make your way to your hotel. Check-in is from 3.00 pm. This afternoon, visit the hospitality desk in the lobby at Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort, Luis Fernando Martial 1650, between 8.00 am and 12.00 pm, or 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm, to collect your luggage tags, and confirm if you wish to join our Beagle Channel and Isla de Los Lobos Cruise (sea lion island) tomorrow. Our team will confirm details regarding your embarkation day, answer any questions and provide you with information on where to dine or purchase last minute items.

Expeditioners arriving after 7.00 pm will find a welcome pack waiting for them at check-in. We ask you to visit our hospitality desk tomorrow between 8.00 am – 10.00 am. The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense.

Assigned accommodation: Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort or Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation

Days 3-4

Drake Passage crossing

Days 5-11

Weddell Sea Region & Antarctic Peninsula

Days 12-13

Drake Passage crossing

Day 14

Ushuaia

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