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Hurtigruten launches new excursion for the ultimate explorer experience
Ever wonder what it’s like to camp in an expedition tent on the frozen landscapes of Antarctica? Dreamed of following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott and sleeping on the ice? This winter, Hurtigruten has made 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, guests leave the ship behind and are taken ashore where they will 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.
CLASSIC EXPEDITION VOYAGE – FROM £3295pp – 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 voyage is during Antarctica’s summer with its incredible wildlife including seals penguins and whales. This 10-day voyage 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 £1392pp including return flights, transfers and two night’s b/b accommodation in Buenos Aires pre and post voyage. Departs Ushuaia February 13 2013.
A voyage on 22 November 2013 as per above costs from £3898pp and flight packages from £1692pp
For more information call Hurtigruten – 0844 448 7601 www.hurtigruten.co.uk