The second-largest city in Germany is also one of the greenest urban areas in Europe – boasting large parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves. Before embarking on your ship, you may want to enjoy a tour on a harbor barge to explore some of the city´s canals.
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, sailing to Dartmouth. Scout for wildlife from the observation deck or the explorer lounge, spend time in the Science Center, soak in the hot tubs and the pool, and listen as the Expedition Team briefs you on the days to come.
Set on the banks of the River Dart, the enchanting town of Dartmouth is steeped in maritime history and boasts Britain’s largest Naval College along with a rich cultural history. Buckfast Abbey, castles, steam trains and magnificent walking trails are just a few of the compelling attractions waiting to be explored during our visit.
We will be anchored near the center of the town with a short tender ride ashore, allowing you easy access to visit the town on your own. Or join one of our impressive excursions to learn more about this fascinating town.
This enchanting archipelago off the coast of Cornwall is home to outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt islands.
Ideal for exploring on foot, the town of Tresco is home to the world famous Tresco Abbey Garden with its 20,000 plants from 80 different countries. You can also explore the castle ruins or stroll along the tropical-like white beaches. You may also visit St. Mary’s – the largest of the islands – with its rocky coves, archaeological sites and charming Hugh Town.
Alternatively, join one of our optional excursions for a trip around the islands, visiting shipwreck sites, spotting seals basking on the rocks and cruising around the bird sanctuary of Annet to observe the puffins and numerous other breeding seabirds.
With a rural landscape and rugged coastline, the Isle of Man has been designated a Biosphere Reserve in recognition of its marine and coastal ecosystems. Our location in Douglas enables us to explore the island, which has a strong Celtic and Viking heritage. Discover a spectacular landscape of rolling hills, pebble-dash beaches and coastal paths. Visit magnificent castles and Viking museums, board a historic steam train, or just enjoy strolling through the town at your leisure.
A city of industry and elegance, Belfast is the birthplace of the Titanic, and the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. It is the gateway to a glorious countryside of pretty villages and beautiful rugged coastline with pristine beaches and breathtaking cliff-top walks. Experience the Giants Causeway, hike through spectacular scenery or explore what impressive Belfast has to offer.
Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is the main town of the Western Isles and the capital of the Isle of Lewis & Harris, the largest and most northerly of the Outer Hebrides. A bustling harbor and waterfront with museums and art galleries are overlooked by the handsome Lews Castle, which we invite you to explore with us. Further afield are mills and cottages where durable Harris Tweeds are woven. There are tiny folk museums, the world-famous Callanish Standing Stones, and the mysterious Carloway Broch, the best preserved fort in Scotland dating back more than 2,000 years.
The Faroe Islands comprise 18 isles in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. Tórshavn is one of the world’s smallest capitals, with just 15,000 inhabitants. It was founded in the 10th century, and might very well be the oldest capital in northern Europe. Since the turn of the 20th century, Tórshavn has grown rapidly, and today is the economic, cultural and administrative center of the Faroes. The town is a charming blend of old and new with small houses in nearly every color.
The Expedition Team will host interesting talks and useful workshops in the onboard Science Center. You can also hit the gym, relax in the sauna, or soak in the outdoor hot tubs. Maybe just watch the world go by in the explorer lounge or from one of the outside observation decks.
Our voyage ends in Iceland’s trendy capital of Reykjavik. Its name means “Smoky Bay,” so called because of the columns of steam rising from its many hot springs. We highly recommend booking a Post-Program to explore the surrounding geysers, mountains, glaciers and geothermal baths near the city.
Included in Your Expedition
- Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
- À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations onboard
- English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities onboard and ashore
- Range of included excursions
- Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
- Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
- Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
- Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
- Use of the ship’s, hot tubs, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
- Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
- Loan of trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
- Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
- Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
Not Included In Your Expedition
- International flights
- Travel protection plan
- Luggage handling
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
- Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
- All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
- Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
- No gratuities expected
MS Fridtjof Nansen
|Shipyard||Kleven Yards, Norway|
|Passenger capacity||530 (500 in Antarctica)|
|Gross tonnage||20 889 T|
|Length||140 m / 459 ft|
|Beam||23.6 m / 77 ft|
MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom-built ships – and represents the next generation of expedition ships. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.
Extend Your Cruise
Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-Program before or after your expedition cruise.
Hamburg: Pre-Program (20/21)
Reykjavik Post-cruise adventure: South Coast (20/21 and 21/22)
Sailing with MS Fridtjof Nansen
- MS Fridtjof Nansen: Life on board and Practical information
- Meet Our Expedition Team
- Young Explorers’ Program: Bring your kids on board