The Hurtigruten ships

Norwegian Hurtigruten ship at the pier in Alesund. Photo by Andrea Giubelli, Innovation Norway

Winter cruise in Alesund

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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MS Kong Harald/Hurtigruten Credits: Ørjan Bertelsen / Hurtigruten

Explorer Panorama Bar on board MS Kong Harald

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 approximately 11 sq metres, 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 the 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.

Dinner on Hurtigruten by Agurtxane Concellon / Hurtigruten

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 1000 passengers

Hurtigruten in Trollfjord by Agurtxane Concellon, HurtigrutenMS 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

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

Enjoy an amazing cruise on a Hurtigruten ship; view our cruise packages:

Hurtigruten MS Nordkapp in the Trollfjord. Photo by ToFoto, Hurtigruten

The spectacular Trollfjord

Summer season:
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway
Norwegian coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway
Cruise package Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights
Arctic coast, North Cape & Tromso
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland coast & Sognefjord
Norwegian Fjords & Western coast
Geirangerfjord Highlights

Northern Lights Norway. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights at the Arctic coast

Winter & Northern Lights season:
Cruise into the realm of the Northern Lights
Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic coast
Northern Lights Cruise trip
Northern Lights Cruise & Snow Hotel
Winter Cruise & Northern Lights
Northern Lights Adventure cruise
Top of Europe Aurora Arctic adventure
Northern Lights Christmas cruise
Christmas Cruise package

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