The Hurtigruten ships

Hurtigruten by Agurtxane Conellon, Hurtigruten

The Hurtigruten ships represent a unique combination of cruise ships, public transportation for the people living along the Norwegian coast and cargo/post ships.

The ships are robust and constructed for cruising along the Norwegian coast all year and in all kinds of weather.

The ships are relatively small compared to the size of the large cruise ships nowadays, with MS Midnatsol and MS Finnmarken as the larger, carrying 1000 passengers.

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Restaurant area on board Hurtigruten by Agurtxane Conellon, Hurtigruten

Restaurant area

Standard outside cabin by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

Standard outside cabin

The common areas on all of the Hurtigruten ships consist of a dining room, panorama lounges and bars, a self-service cafeteria and a tiny shop. Most of the ships have a tiny gym and a tiny playroom for children.

The standard cabins on the ships are approx. 11 sq m, depending on the ship. All cabins have private shower & toilet, towels, soap/shampoo and hair dryer. All the standard cabins have separate beds; 1 bed and 1 sofa/bed. The size and standard of the cabins are more or less equal on all decks. Most of the outside cabins have windows, some have portholes. The view of the scenery along the coast is better viewed from the panorama lounges.

You find larger suites with balcony or bay windows on the 3 newer ships: MS Midnatsol, MS Trollfjord & MS Finnmarken. The other ships have suites with 1 or 2 rooms and mini suites with 1 room. All suites have queen size beds (double bed) & sitting group. The larger suites have TV & mini bar as well.

Hurtigruten arriving to Honningsvag by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

Hurtirguten ship calling at Honningsvag

MS Spitsbergen
Constructed in 2009. Takes 335 passengers

MS Midnatsol
Constructed in 2003. Takes 1000 passengers

MS Trollfjord
Constructed in 2002. Takes 822 passengers

MS Finnmarken
Constructed in 2002. Takes 919 passengers

Coastal Highlights Norway by Robert Cranna, Hurtigruten

Sailing into Trollfjord

MS Nordnorge
Constructed in 1997. Takes 691 passengers

MS Polarlys
Constructed in 1996. Takes 737 passengers

MS Nordkapp
Constructed in 1996. Takes 691 passengers

Hurtigruten Winter cruise, Risoyrenna. Photo by Winfried Rosen, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise on Hurtigruten

MS Nordlys
Constructed in 1994. Takes 691 passengers

MS Kong Harald
Constructed in 1993. Takes 691 passengers

MS Richard With
Constructed in 1993. Takes 691 passengers

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