MS Nordstjernen is named after the North Star or Stella Polaris, famous for helping seafarers find their way back home and the Vikings to navigate the north.
Blohm & Voss
Year of refurbishment
MS Nordstjernen is named after the North Star or Stella Polaris, famous for helping seafarers find their way back home and the Vikings to navigate the north. Built in 1956, MS Nordstjernen was extensively modernised in 2000 and 2013 for exclusive Arctic sailing. Today, the ship sails the waters around Svalbard, showcasing the wonders of this magical archipelago to its adventurous guests.
A classic experience
Despite modernisation, MS Nordstjernen still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to its former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors, and all of its original art.
Inside, you’ll find a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge, and a library. Much of the outside deck is covered, meaning that you can get up close with the untouched nature of this Arctic wilderness even if it rains.
Ms Nordstjernen is equipped with both interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths and some of which have ensuites. Across all rooms and deck surfaces, you'll find that old, beautiful wood.
Your Expedition Team
The Expedition Team will be by your side as part of your voyage with us, sharing stories and insights about Svalbard’s culture, nature, and history.
Each member of the team has a range of specialised topics in their repertoire, ready to share with you in lectures and presentations on board, on deck, and ashore.
Leaving only footprints
The team will give frequent safety briefings on what to expect in each place we visit, including what you can do to minimise your impact in these delicate environments.
Explore our decks