Norway Coastal Ships

When you book a cruise along the coast of Norway with us, you'll be travelling aboard one of Hurtigruten's expedition vessels.

Some provide more luxury or space than others, however all of the Hurtigruten fleet provide the same high level of service and excellent facilities to make sure you get the most from your holiday.

Ships will typically include a restaurant and bar with panoramic views to the outside, comfortable well-equipped cabins and a theatre room for attending lectures and presentations. Newer or larger ships may include other leisure facilities such as a sauna, hot tub or polar library. 

See below for a selection of the ships, and visit our Norway Coast page for full details of the itineraries available.

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From £565 per person, cruise only

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MS Spitsbergen

Fully refurbished and reintroduced to the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016, the MS Spitsbergen is a modern, sleek ship named after the Spitsbergen archipelago; the jewel in Norway's crown. 

The ship features high standards and comfortable and modern public areas and cabins. The fresh, Scandinavian design reflects the colour palette from the sea.

MS FInnmarken

Beautifully appointed and decorated in an Art Deco with rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. The MS Finnmarken is the only ship with both a swimming pool and Jacuzzi on deck.

A defining feature on the MS Finnmarken is her bow; from deck 5 you can actually go all the way to the tip.

MS Lofoten

Launched in Oslo in 1964, this ship holds onto its roots with a special programme that enhances the heritage of Hurtigruten and the spirit of the 60s.

The ship is named after the Lofoten Islands. Situated just north of the Arctic Circle, Lofoten is famous for its dramatic scenery and often described as ‘a masterpiece’. With unique lounges and panoramic decks, this ‘old lady’ is simply incomparable.

MS Nordstjernen

The ship was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and despite extensive modernisation, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship having been restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art

MS Nordstjernen is equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library. 

MS Vesterålen

MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship that started to sail along the rugged Norwegian coast back in 1893. It is the smallest and most intimate ship in the Hurtigruten fleet.

Throughout your voyage you can enjoy the views from the panorama lounge or the extensive art collection on board. With limited passenger capacity, a voyage on MS Vesterålen is truly something special.

MS Nordkapp

MS Nordkapp is named after one of the highlights of the Hurtigruten voyage, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, the North Cape (71ºN).

She comes fully equipped with panorama lounge, sun deck, observation deck, and her own expedition team. She also serves as a university at sea, with interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck. Topics will depend on season.

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