With its vast unspoilt scenery, extreme climate conditions, roaming icebergs and magnificent marine life, Antarctica is a place like nowhere else. This voyage to the virtually uninhabited seventh continent promises to be an unforgettable adventure.
And now, thanks to Country Living, you can explore the otherworldly White Continent on a once-in-a-lifetime December 2023 holiday to Antarctica, taking in all the things you love, from the world's untouched, natural beauty to amazing wildlife straight out of an Attenborough documentary.
On our exclusive tour of the continent, you’ll start your journey in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s bustling capital, where you’ll have the warm spring evening to explore the ‘Paris of South America’.
Then it’s on to Ushuaia, in Argentina’s southernmost region, Tierra Del Fuego, where you’ll realise why the city is nicknamed ‘the End of the World’ to embark your state-of-the-art custom-built expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen.
Leaving the southern tip of the Americas and gliding through the icy waters of the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, you'll gaze out at seas that are home to pods of orcas and seals.
As you look back, you’ll see ‘the End of the World’ disappear over the horizon while you approach skyscraper-sized icebergs rising up out of the waters before you - it's something you need to see to truly appreciate.
The next five days will be spent in Antarctica, which never fails to inspire awe and wonder,
with white horizons above oceans full of icebergs and whales. Your expedition team will lead ice-cruising and landings at every opportunity to go ashore and explore the impressive Antarctic landscapes.
From the deck, there are great chances to spot whales and huge colonies of penguins - so don't forget your camera!
Highlights of this unmissable holiday to Antarctica
Save £910 per couple
For travellers looking to make an extra saving on their 2023 holiday, we're offering a saving of £910 per couple for bookings made this month.
Exclusively for Country Living readers, you'll enjoy the discount when booking for two people sharing a cabin and as food and drink are included in the cruise, you'll have more money to put towards your holiday cash.
The incredible Antarctic Peninsula
The extraordinary islands around the Antarctic Peninsula are an amazing reward for those who conquer the infamous Drake Passage. Every day is a new adventure and each voyage is unique, as the landing sites visited depend on the ship’s location and weather conditions.
Your experienced expedition team will attempt landings at several sites in the South Shetlands and on the Antarctic Peninsula, and aim to bring you to the incredible diversity of landscapes and rich wildlife on display.
Antartica's impressive marine life
Amid the islands’ barren beauty are orcas, humpback and minke whales, leopard seals and a variety of penguins and you will get as close as possible to them with the ship’s team. MS Fridtjof Nansen is equipped with all you need to explore, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and expedition boats for safe landings in remote areas.
Explore Antarctica on an impressive expedition ship
Named after intrepid Norwegian explorer, scientist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen, MS Fridtjof Nansen features Hurtigruten’s revolutionary battery hybrid-powered propulsion system.
There's state-of-the-art technology, stylish cabins and a variety of dining options, as well as a large gym and wellness centre, infinity pool and hot tubs. The observation decks and a science centre are a must for those who wish to see and learn everything about the last great wilderness.
Return flights from the UK
Overnight stay in Buenos Aires, including breakfast
Return flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
11-night cruise on MS Fridtjof Nansen
All meals with drinks included
English-speaking expedition team and range of included excursions
Escorted landings with small expedition boats in Antarctica
Wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
Tea and coffee
Loan of boots, trekking poles and all activity equipment
Want to explore Antarctica with Country Living? Visit our holiday website to discover more about our exclusive 14-day adventure to the White Continent in December 2023, including how to save £910 per couple.
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