The Hurtigruten ships

Winter Cruise in Norway by Trond Gansmoe Johnsen, Hurtigruten

The Hurtigruten ships in Norway – a unique combination

of cruise ships, public transportation for the people living along the Norwegian coast, as well as 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.

Read about our amazing Hurtigruten cruises

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.

Tromso Norway, The Pier. Photo By Shigeru Ohki, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Hurtigruten ship in beautifully located Tromso!

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

View our Hurtigruten cruise packages:

Cruise through Raftsundet Hurtigruten by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Hurtigruten

The spectacular Raftsundet

Summer season:

The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway
11 nights round trip from Oslo
Norwegian Coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway
9 nights trip from Bergen to Oslo
Cruise package Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen
8 nights trip from Oslo to Bergen

Arctic Summer by Reiner Schaufler, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy beautiful arctic scenery!

Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights
7 nights round trip from Oslo
Arctic Coast, North Cape & Tromso
5 nights round trip from Oslo
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland Coast & Sognefjord
12 nights round trip from Oslo
Norwegian Fjords & Western Coast
7 nights round trip from Oslo

Winter Cruise by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights seen from Hurtigruten

Winter & Northern Lights season:

Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast
7 nights round trip from Oslo
Northern Lights Cruise trip
6 nights round trip from Oslo
Northern Lights Cruise & Snow Hotel
6 nights round trip from Oslo

Winter on Lofoten Islands by Iconic Norway, Visit Norway

The amazing Lofoten islands in winter!

Winter Cruise & Northern Lights
8 nights trip from Oslo to Bergen
Northern Lights Adventure Cruise
7 nights round trip from Oslo
Cruise into the realm of the Northern Lights
8 nights trip from Bergen to Oslo


Questions about these tours?

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What our customers say:

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey