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The Hurtigruten ships

The Hurtigruten ships - passing Donna at the Helgeland coast. Photo by Erlend Haarberg

The Hurtigruten ships represent a unique combination of cruise ships, public transport 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.
Read about our Hurtigruten cruises


MS Trollfjord lounge. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

MS Trollfjord lounge

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.

Panorama lounge, Trollfjord. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Panorama lounge, Trollfjord

MS Midnatsol
Constructed in 2003. Takes 1000 passengers

MS Trollfjord
Constructed in 2002. Takes 822 passengers

MS Finnmarken
Constructed in 2002. Takes 1000 passengers

MS Nordnorge
Constructed in 1997. Takes 691 passengers

MS Polarlys
Constructed in 1996. Takes 737 passengers

Trollfjord panorama lounge. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Trollfjord panorama lounge

MS Nordkapp
Constructed in 1996. Takes 691 passengers

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