On board MS Finnmarken you find Hurtigruten´s relaxed style combined with a bit of luxury. The first Hurtigruten ship to bear the MS Finnmarken name was introduced in 1912 and her worthy successor has been designed to reflect the elegance of the past.

MS Finnmarken was built in 2002 and belongs to the same class as MS Trollfjord and MS Midnatsol. She is the only ship with both a swimming pool and Jacuzzis on deck. Another unique feature about MS Finnmarken is the accessibility of her bow. On Deck 5, guests can walk all the way to the front of the ship. The ship is beautifully appointed and decorated in an Art Nouveau style. The ship will be completely renovated in early 2020.

Ship Specifications

Year of construction 2002
Year of refurbishment 2020
Ship yard Kvaerner Kleven, Norway
Passenger capacity 919
Beds 617
Car capacity 35
Gross tonnage 15690
Length 138.5
Beam 21.5
Speed 18 knots

Major makeover in 2020

In early 2020, MS Finnmarken will go through the biggest single upgrade in Hurtigruten’s history. All the public areas, cabins and suites will be upgraded, and suites will be added on the top deck (current gym and sauna area). She will host three different restaurants – Aune, Fredheim and Lindstrøm – each with its own unique dining concept.

Guests can relax in the outdoor pool, two hot tubs, or a panoramic sauna, or enjoy views from the breathtaking forward observation deck. The refurbished MS Finnmarken will feature a brand-new gym and wellness area, and a new Activity Center on deck 4 where guests can enjoy activities and lectures with the Expedition Team. The entire ship will be furnished in a modern and elegant style.

Here are some of the exciting new features we are planning for MS Finnmarken:

  • Five new suites will be added to the top of the ship, boasting the best views
  • Modern Activity Center where guests can enjoy activities and lectures with the Expedition team
  • Three restaurants – Aune, Fredheim and Lindstrøm – each with its own unique dining concept but all stunningly decorated
  • A grill on the top deck will be the venue for many delicious outdoor BBQs
  • A Wellness Center with two treatment rooms for onboard pampering sessions
  • Improved swimming pool and two hot tubs to soak and relax in
  • Three gym areas, two of them outdoor, and one outward-facing sauna
  • The forward observation deck is the place to go to see the upcoming scenery
  • The renovated Explorer lounge & bar will be sleek and stylish, and offer fantastic views to the beautiful natural landscapes outside
  • Public areas and existing suites and cabins will be fully refurbished using natural Scandinavian materials such as granite, oak, and birch, creating elegant and comfortable interior design

The ship’s engines are set to be substantially upgraded with low-emission filters, shore-power connectivity, and battery pack capacity for future installation.

Young Explorer Program

Children from 7-13 years old are invited to take part in the complimentary year-round Young Explorers Program on MS Finnmarken. A dedicated on-board host plans and organizes all activities, focusing on fun and eco-friendly learning that is tailor-made to awaken a sense of adventure. The kids get a deeper understanding of nature, climate and culture, and are introduced to topics related to wildlife, local food, environmental protection and famous explorers. There will be daily on-board activities for the Young Explorers, relating to the different topics.

Expedition Team on board

MS Finnmarken has her own on-board Expedition Team, and the ship will serve as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ship make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in.

The Expedition Team will host a lecture program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of ‘friluftsliv´, and encourage you take part in ‘friluftsliv´ hikes and activities during the journey.

The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage.

Ship facilities:

  • Expedition Team
  • Swimming pool and hot tub on deck
  • Top deck features a panorama lounge
  • Fitness room
  • Sauna with a view
  • Babettes Café with sitting space both inside and outside
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Conference room
  • Playroom
  • Young Explorer Programme
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Á la carte restaurant
  • Lift
  • Car deck

Parking spaces on board

Please note the following dimensions for vehicles:

  • Max Length: 630 cm/ 21 ft
  • Max Width: 240 cm/ 8 ft
  • Max Height: 240 cm/ 8 ft
  • Max Weight: 5000 kg/ 11,023 lbs
    Campervans, minivans and trailers cannot be accepted.


Expedition Suite

Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on board. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and most with double beds. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin. Some suites have more facilities than others.


Arctic Superior

Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on the ship´s upper decks, the cabins have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Most of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and some have double beds. All of the cabins have individual specifications.


Polar Inside

Our cozy Polar inside cabins are on decks 2, 3, 5 and 6. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All of the cabins have individual specifications.


Polar Outside

Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.


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