Watch a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica

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If watching a solar eclipse or visiting Antarctica is among your New Year’s resolutions, you’re in luck. A new expedition from Hurtigruten will allow you to do both in style.

There are few phenomena in nature quite as spectacular as a solar eclipse, nor is there any landscape quite as captivating as Antarctica. In 2021 (yes, it’s a wee while away but these things take planning) you’ll have the chance to watch this cosmic display from the ice kingdom of Antarctica during a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Norwegian expedition cruise specialists Hurtigruten.

In December 2021, Hurtigruten, the world’s largest and most sustainable expedition cruise operator will offer adventurous guests the opportunity to watch the sun slip momentarily behind the moon from the deck of one of two of its vessels, MS Fram and the brand spanking new MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid expedition ship.

The vessels will be positioned just outside the remote South Orkney Islands for this unique experience, which will be explained by special guest lecturers.


Of course, when you’re not gazing towards the heavens, you’ll be able to explore the White Continent with the ship’s own complement of naturalists and expedition leaders, who specialise in everything from oceanography to glaciology to photography, aboard a fleet of rugged zodiacs. You can even help with the scientific research conducted by the team of the ships’ Science Centers.

Hurtigruten has 125 years’ experience cruising the world’s most remote polar destinations so you’ll be in good hands as you plan to tick not one but two marvels off your bucket list.

Now that’s being efficient.

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Nick Walton is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist and Group Managing Editor for Artemis Communications, producers of Alpha Men Asia, JETSETTER Magazine, Explorer Magazine, The Art of Business Travel, Mirandus, IKHLAS, The Journal and The Edition.

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