What you can expect

Your Ship

MS Roald Amundsen is your home away from home; casual, comfortable and complete with everything you need for your adventure.


Rather than having a rigid schedule, your Expedition Team tailor your activities for each day according to weather conditions and the area you are sailing in.


On this trip you will experience destinations that are a once in a lifetime - come and meet these guys up close and personal and wonder at the beauty that is Antarctica

About your trip:

Starting from Buenos Aires, explore Antarctica’s epic icescapes, sculpted by the rawest forces of nature. Visit landing sites, offering some of the most breathtaking scenery on this planet. See spectacular wildlife, including Antarctica’s famous penguins, whales, and seals. Guided by the Expedition Team, you’ll actively explore Antarctica on hikes, in a kayak, as a Citizen Scientist, or even camping in Antarctica. Your expedition cruise comes with a full programme of included and optional activities taking in the best of Antarctica. Whatever your activity level or interests, you’ll find something that suits you. Experts in their field, the Expedition Team will give lectures about Antarctica on topics from glaciology, marine biology and history to photography and ornithology. They’ll also be your guides on landings, hikes and when expedition boat cruising. Landing Activities:  Escorted landings with small expedition boats, loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities, Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket, Expedition photographers on hand to assist you. Please note there is no dedicated Solos group or Tour Leader – You will be joining the MS Roald Amundsen and crew and we cannot guarantee that all guests will be Solo.

What's Included:

  • Return flights (including internal) and transfers
  • Overnight in Buenos Aires before the expedition cruise, including breakfast
  • Cabin for sole occupancy
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Range of included activities
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Fully financially protected


  • Depart UK
  • Arrive Buenos Aires
  • Fly to Ushuaia
  • Cruise Drake Passage
  • Cruise Drake Passage
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Cruise Drake Passage
  • Cruise Drake Passage
  • The Falklands
  • The Falklands
  • Cruise to Ushuaia
  • Ushuaia
  • Fly Ushuaia to Buenos Aires (overnight stay)
  • Buenos Aires
  • Arrive UK
What’s Extra
  • Upgraded Cabin
  • Excursions
  • Insurance see here

What you will be doing


Depart UK

Depart the UK for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires

With its fusion of faded European splendour and Latin American panache, an overnight stay in Buenos Aires is the ideal way to start your Antarctic adventure. Take in the beautiful architecture. Visit the beautiful opera house of Teatro Colón, the pretty-in-pink Casa Rosada, and the National Museum of Fine Arts, displaying works by Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso.  
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Setting sail from Ushuaia

Flying south to Ushuaia where you’ll board your ship Your adventure begins with an early morning flight to Ushuaia, where you’ll meet your hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen , specially designed for sustainable cruising in polar waters. This bustling port is the capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Martial Glacier, Ushuaia vies for the title of the world’s southernmost city. After a briefing from your Expedition Team, you’ll have time to settle into your cabin and explore the comforts and amenities on board. Later, you’ll join your Expedition Team for a welcome dinner.

Get set for Antarctica

As we cruise from Ushuia to Antarctica through the Drake Passage, the Expedition Team will equip you with all you need to make the most of your polar expedition. Visit the onboard Science Center and find out what lies ahead. You’ll learn about Antarctica’s history, wildlife and how we can protect this fragile Antarctic environment from the impact of climate change and plastic pollution.

Get set for Antarctica

As we sail towards Antarctica, you can also find out about Citizen Science projects you can join. There’s plenty of time to relax so take an invigorating swim, unwind in the Wellness Spa, enjoy delicious cuisine or meet fellow adventurers in the Explorer Lounge.

Antarctica: another world

You’ll spend an exciting five days busily exploring several of the possible landing sites. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer something different and thrilling.  


You’ll join the Expedition Team on landings and ice cruises, all included as part of your expedition. You can join optional activities that include memorable possibilities such as kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking and even camping in Antarctica.


Experience Antarctica in all its natural majesty. Nothing quite prepares you for it. Surrounded by looming glaciers, and icebergs the size of floating cathedrals, Antarctica will fill you with wonder. Perhaps the most surprising part of Antarctica is the silence. It’s a stillness that’s broken every so often by the locals – the wildlife.      


In the Antarctic summer, the silence might be broken by penguins tending to their chicks; cormorants, sheathbills and egrets wheeling through the skies; or humpback whales and even orca feeding on the krill-rich waters. Antarctica is simply a place where nature is king and the rest of us, mere observers.
DAY 10


The lecture programme continues, providing you with fascinating insights in real time. You can take part in Citizen Science programmes like the HappyWhale project. Upload your whale pictures to help researchers track migration patterns and population health, where your precious memories will contribute to real conservation.
DAY 11

The Drake Passage

As you savour your Antarctic experiences, prepare for more adventures ahead as we cruise towards the Falkland Islands. Your Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the islands.
DAY 12

Discover more about the Falkland Islands

In the Science Center, you can look through the microscope at the tiny krill and phytoplankton that sustains so much of the region’s wildlife. Get tips from the professional photographer to improve your images, or join a workshop on wildlife painting and nautical knots. You can also book a spa treatment, visit the gym, and enjoy the locally-sourced, regionally inspired dishes in the restaurants.
DAY 13

Wildlife of the Falklands

The Falkland archipelago is filled with seamless horizons and white sands teeming with birdlife. The occasional farm dots the landscape. You’ll find grassy hills, wildflowers, sandy beaches and turquoise waters, in contrast to the vast whiteness of Antarctica. You’ll also enjoy an included community walk of Stanley, taking in the Jubilee Villa Gardens, Christchurch Cathedral and the Historic Dockyard Museum.
DAY 14

Wildlife of the Falklands

The landings, hikes and excursions are, as always, guided by the conditions. We hope to visit penguin colonies, often found sharing space with fur seals, getting as close as we can without disturbing them.
DAY 15

Our last day at sea

A relaxing day at sea with time to reflect Your action-packed expedition cruise, taking in the wonders of Antarctica and the wildlife of the Falkland Islands, nears its end. As we sail the final leg to Ushuaia, enjoy your final day at sea. Join the Expedition Team in the Science Center to examine special interests in more depth. Learn more about photography, or simply relax on deck, mulling over the highlights of a memorable adventure. And don’t forget to contribute your findings to Citizen Science projects. End the evening in the Explorer Lounge with the new friends you’ve made on your trip, sharing experiences over a relaxing drink.
DAY 16


Your expedition cruise ends in Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province. From here, you’ll take a flight back to Buenos Aires, but it needn’t be the end of your adventure. If you’re not ready for the adventure to end just yet, why not join one of Hurtigruten’s optional Post-Programme to tour the magnificent Iguazu Falls.
DAY 17

Buenos Aires

After last night in Buenos Aires, we board our overnight flight home to the UK.


MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen In 2019, Hurtigruten Expeditions added a brand new ship to its fleet: MS Roald Amundsen. The state-of-the-art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and to reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads the way towards an even more sustainable way of travelling. The ship is specially constructed for voyages in polar waters. It serves as a comfortable base camp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

Facilities Include

The stunning scenery is reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool are used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside cabins, of which 50% have private balconies, and aft suites feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views. One of the most eye-catching exterior design features is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch for wildlife with your binoculars.

Loving local food

Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering meals inspired by the region’s flavours and crafted from many locally sourced ingredients, with three different restaurants to choose between.

Explorer lounge & bar

Relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer lounge & bar. Sink into a comfortable armchair and gaze out at the magnificent views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

A stylish sanctuary

Your expedition ship is your home away from home; casual, comfortable and complete with everything you need for your adventure. Top to bottom, bow to stern, your ship is fitted out with quality materials inspired by simple Scandinavian chic.

From working out to chilling out

A full suite of facilities equip you to maintain an active lifestyle balanced by relaxation for body and mind. After exploring new destinations or exercising on board, you can rejuvenate in the wellness center, or relax in the infinity pool.

Room Includes

Polar Outside

The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, with a sofa bed, en-suite facilities and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Arctic Superior

Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of the most popular categories. The Arctic Superior concept includes a kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
December 25 °C 18 °C
December -28 °C -35 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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