Hurtigruten: Ships

Daily departures all year

Hurtigruten’s ships are cozy and intimate with state-of-the-art facilities, but the focus of these cruises is on the spectacular scenery along the Norwegian coast and not the amenities on board. Here is information on the Hurtigruten ships.

The Trollfjord, Norway

The Ships

Hurtigruten’s millennium ships are modern with the latest technology and comfort you would expect to find on new cruise ships. The 2003-built, 15,000-ton, 674-passenger ship MS Midnatsol has a modern design. The ship’s interior is dedicated to the Norwegian summer. “Midnatsol” means Midnight Sun and large glass surfaces allow the outside light to enter – creating a proximity to nature throughout the ship. She has a large two-story panoramic lounge on the two upper decks and a top deck with saunas, a gym, a bar, and a large sundeck. Deck 5 houses the main restaurant, cafes, an arcade with playroom, shops and lounges. Deck 8 also has several lounges, including an Internet cafe, TV lounge, and a library. There are 19 suites, some with a balcony. All cabins have telephones and heated bathroom floors. The suites and inside cabins all have TVs.

An MG suite

The 2002-built MS Trollfjord is Midnatsol’s sister-ship. MS Trollfjord has Norwegian wood and stone throughout the interior. Large windows let the light and scenery into the public areas – even the elevators are made out of glass. Norwegian artists have decorated the ship. The sauna and fitness area are located on the top deck. Here passengers can enjoy the spectacular views from the large outdoor area or from the panoramic balcony. On deck 8, there are numerous bars, panoramic areas, a library, and Internet cafe. Deck 5 houses two restaurants and several cafes. There are 19 suites, some with a balcony. Suites and inside cabins have TVs. All cabins have heated bathroom floors.

A standard outside window cabin

The 2002-built, 628-passenger ship MS Finnmarken is one of the newest ships in the fleet with luxurious lounges with panoramic views, bars, conference facilities, hairdresser and beauty treatment facility. A swimming pool, fitness room, sauna, solarium and outside Jacuzzis are also available. MS Finnmarken also offers more suites with private balconies than any ship in the Hurtigruten fleet.

The classic 460-passenger Hurtigruten ships were built in the 90s: MS Polarlys, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Richard With, MS Kong Harald.

Deck Plans and Information on all Ships (pdf files):

Please contact us for information regarding specific sailing dates and availability.

Hurtigruten sailings Spring: April 1 – May 31  Summer: June 1 – August 31  Fall: Sept 1 – Oct 31 Winter: Nov. 1 – March 31

For more information:

Shore Excursions (PDF file)

View a map of Hurtigruten’s itinerary in Norway (click here)

Day by Day Timetable – Arrival/Departure Times and Ports (PDF File)

2016 Sailing Schedule by Date/Ship (PDF File)

2015 Sailing Schedule and Timetable (PDF File)

Read about Hurtigruten Ships (click here)

See a menu and read about local cuisine (click here)

Read testimonials (click here)

Norway Voyage Handbook (PDF file)