Two North to South Pole expeditions with Hurtigruten in 2022

Dual 93- and 66-day expeditions from the Arctic to Antarctic unveiled

Hurtigruten Expeditions has revealed two new momentus Pole to Pole expedition cruises that will encompass the likes of Alaska, the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America and Antarctica.

MS Roald Amundsen will be deployed on a 93-day adventure from Vancouver, Canada on 8 August 2022 that will visit 11 countries before concluding in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

MS Fram will set sail setting sail on its 66-day expedition a few weeks later from Edmonton, Canada on 22 September 2022, visiting seven countries and ending in Santiago de Chile.

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Pole to Pole Adventure: The Ultimate Bucket List Expedition Cruise

Operated by the world’s first battery-hybrid powered cruise ship and fittingly named after the first explorer to successfully reach both the North and South poles, as well as the first person to navigate through the Northwest Passage, MS Roald Amundsen will explore the rarely visited Aleutian Islands along the Alaskan Peninsula and the deserted St. Matthew Island, the most isolated place in Alaska.

The ship then heads for Nome, crosses the Arctic Circle heading through the fabled Northwest Passage for 10 days to Greenland and Baffin Island. A week is spent in the Atlantic Maritimes, with stops at Halifax, Sable Island and Lunenberg (Nova Scotia), Eastport and Bar Harbor (Maine) before three-days at sea and arriving in the Caribbean with unique stops in Belize and Nicaragua, and then the Panama Canal and South American coastline and onwards to Antarctica.

View the full itinerary here.

MS Amundsen - Pole to Pole itinerary (Click the map to zoom)

The 93-day itinerary is priced from AU$59,984 per person twin share.

Between the Poles: The Epic Global Expedition Cruise

MS Fram will take guests on the two-month-long alternative, through the Canadian Arctic to Greenland, before heading south, through the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, exploring the coast of South America, and offer some of the first landings in Antarctica that season.

This expedition vessel is named after the original explorer ship Fram, one of the mightiest expedition ships of all times and used on a series of expeditions between 1893 and 1912 – including Roald Amundsen’s 1911 Antarctica expedition where he reached the South Pole.

Full itinerary details can be viewed here.

The 66-day expedition is priced from AU$46,962 per person twin share.

MS Fram, Pole to Pole route (Click the map to zoom)

“These extraordinary expedition cruises will offer more bucket list destinations and once-in-a-lifetime experiences than we have ever before offered in one voyage,” said Asta Lassesen, CEO, Hurtigruten Expeditions.

“They will showcase some of the most spectacular nature and wildlife of our planet and offer authentic encounters with unique cultures. We proudly believe they represent the most epic voyages of modern-day expedition cruising.”

“Exploring some of the most remote and unique waters of the world for 93 or 66 days, some only accessible by small expedition ships like ours, make these guests true modern explorers,” Lassesen added.

Additional pre- and post-tours are available, including other bucket-list destinations such as Easter Island and Machu Picchu, which could be added to the end of the trip.

More on the Hurtigruten Agent Portal

Travel advisors are recommended to contact the Hurtigruten team to lock-in guests for these highly-sought voyages.

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