MS Polarlys Norway Summer HGR 163999 Rune Kongsro

MS Polarlys

Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.

Specifications

MS Polarlys

  • Year built

    1996

  • Ship yard

    Ulstein Mek. Verk. (N)

  • Beds

    503

  • Length

    123 m

  • Speed

    18 knots

  • Year of refurbishment

    2016

  • Capacity

    619

  • Gross tonnage

    11,341

  • Beam

    19.5 m

MS Polarlys was refurbished in 2016 to include a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. The cabins on deck 2 and 3 were upgraded in 2023. On board are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of our two hot tubs. There is a comfortable bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink.  

The vessel also has a large compass area where you find the reception, the Coastal Experience Team, a conference room and a shop. The top deck of the boat features a sun deck, observation saloon and panorama lounge, all of which provide splendid views of spectacular coastal scenery.

Your home away from home

Your ship comes equipped with a full suite of facilities to maintain an active lifestyle.

  • Panoramic gym on board MS Kong Harald

    Sauna and fitness room

    Work up a sweat in either our well-equipped gym or cosy sauna, both of which offer panoramic views.

  • Cocktails at the Explorer Bar & Lounge

    Explorer Lounge & Bar

    Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail and sweeping panoramic views of the Norwegian coast in our bar on Deck 7.

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    Large outdoor sun deck with comfortable furniture

    Enjoy our large outdoor sun deck waiting for the Northern Lights to appear.

Restaurants on board

Each of the ship’s restaurants is a different dining experience, but all promise our Norway’s Coastal Kitchen concept of local ingredients from local suppliers.

  • Torget restaurant on board The Coastal Express

    Torget

    Meaning ‘marketplace’ in Norwegian, the main restaurant offers a variety for all three daily meals, which are a combination of buffets and set menus.

  • A burger at Brygga restaurant on board The Coastal Express

    Brygga

    The name of this bistro is the Norwegian word for ‘wharf’. It serves salads, pizzas, and other crowd-pleasers with a Nordic twist.

  • Kysten restaurant on board The Coastal Express

    Kysten

    Dine in style at ‘The Coast’, our à la carte option. You’ll savour exquisite dishes crafted by our most skilled chefs, using the finest ingredients the Norwegian coast has to offer.

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    Multe

    Let the aroma of freshly baked cakes and pastries guide you to Multe. The name Multe means ‘cloudberry’ in Norwegian. Jam made from this rare Arctic berry can be sampled in the bakery, often served with waffles and generous dollops of whipped cream or ice cream.

Your Coastal Experience Team

The Coastal Experience Team will be by your side as part of your voyage with us, sharing stories and insights about Norway’s culture, nature, and history.

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    Knowing Norway

    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.

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    Meet your team

    Talk to the team to sign up to available seasonal excursions or to join them on invigorating hikes to secret scenic spots in several of the ports we call at.

  • Young Explorers HGR 115999 Anne Marte Johnsen

    For the kids

    Children between the ages of 6-13 years can join our complimentary Young Explorer activity programme on selected ships throughout July and August.

Cabins

Expedition Suite

Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and double beds. The suites also provide complimentary cabin kits, with bathrobe, slippers and more. Some suites have more facilities than others.

Suite on upper deck

These elegant suites on the upper deck have one or two rooms and a seating area. The suites also have a TV and internet access, and a great view.

Cabin code: M4

  • 28 - 30 m2
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Mini suite on upper deck

These comfortable suites for up to two people on the upper deck have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, internet access, and great view.

Cabin code: Q2

  • 16 - 19 m2
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Mini Suite on upper decks

These comfortable suites for up to four people on the upper deck have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, internet access (at an additional cost), and great view.

Cabin code: Q4

  • 16 - 19 m2
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Arctic Superior

Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities and TV. All have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

(Note: All Arctic superior cabins on deck 5 have the promenade deck outside.)

Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, newly refurbished cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have double beds.

Cabin code: U2D

  • 10 - 12 m2
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, newly refurbished cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have double beds.

Cabin code: P2D

  • 10 - 13 m2
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Polar Outside

Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins also have bunk beds and individual specifications.

Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle/lower decks have bathroom with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa

Cabin code: O2

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • Twin beds
  • Window
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle/lower decks have bathroom with shower/WC, and a double bed.

Cabin code: O2D

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the middle/upper decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa

Cabin code: O3

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • Bunk beds
  • Window
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

Cabin code: N2

  • 10 - 12 m2
  • Twin beds
  • Window
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished, outside cabins for up to two people have a double bed, a chair, and hair dryer, and some have a TV.

Cabin code: N2D

  • 10 - 12 m2
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to three people on the middle decks have bunk beds and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

Cabin code: N3

  • 10 - 12 m2
  • Bunk beds
  • Window
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Lower deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Cabin code: L2

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Twin beds
  • Porthole
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Lower deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Cabin code: L2D

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Double bed
  • Porthole
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Lower deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Cabin code: L3

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Mixed beds
  • Porthole
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Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper or middle decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and double beds. The cabins have limited or no view.

Cabin code: J2D

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Double bed
  • Limited view
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Upper deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the upper or middle decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth. The cabins have limited or no view.

Cabin code: J3

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Bunk beds
  • Limited view
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Wheelchair accessible cabins for 2 travellers

Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people with wider door and accessible WC. Standard outside cabins with bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower/WC. (We have a limited number of wheelchair accessible cabins, so we ask that they are booked by guests who require these cabins. Please inform us in advance of your disability - you will find Hurtigruten contact information on the Booking Confirmation document.)

Cabin code: SD

  • 16 - 17 m2
  • Twin beds
  • Window
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Polar Inside

Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. All of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Lower deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Cabin code: I2

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • Twin beds
  • No Window
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Upper deck for up to 3 travellers

These superior inside cabins for up to three people on the upper deck are newly refurbished and have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have TV and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth.

Cabin code: K3

  • 8 - 9 m2
  • Bunk beds
  • No Window
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Lower deck for 1 traveller

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for one person on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Cabin code: I1

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • One bed & One couch
  • No Window
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Decks

Explore our decks

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By phone: +47 99 48 72 75

By email: [email protected]

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Vehicles onboard MS Polarlys must fit the following dimensions:

  • Max Length: 650 cm/21.3 ft

  • Max Width: 245 cm/8 ft

  • Max Height: 220 cm/7.5 ft

  • Max Weight: 5000 kg/11,023 lbs

Campervans, minivans and trailers cannot be accepted. For safety reasons, we cannot take cars that use LPG or CNG gas on board. This applies even if the tank is empty.

For more information on bringing your vehicle on board, please see our FAQs.