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MS Fram

MS Fram

Named after the original Fram - the most famous explorer ship of her time, MS Fram embodies her predecessor's adventurous spirit across our Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Renovated in 2022, she provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to inspire your adventure.

MS Fram - Photo: Tomas Mauch


About the ship

A favourite within our fleet, MS Fram is a purpose-built expedition ship named in honour of the Original FRAM - the world's greatest exploration ship between 1893 to 1912 and has been captained by both Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen during her years at sea.

With 119 cabins, she is one of the smallest ships in the fleet and spends her time between the Arctic in the summer (May-August), before heading south to Antarctica for the winter (November-March). Her small size, allows her to bring you closer to nature - and with key expedition features such as smaller expedition boats and Science Center, she is perfect for creating an unforgettable expedition experience.

Ship features

Renovated in 2022, MS Fram now boasts a fresh Nordic look and feel across all seven decks, while exploration and learning remain front and centre to life onboard. In the Science Centre, at the heart of the ship, we have expanded the space and improved the state-of-the-art equipment onboard. Allowing for more interactions with the Science team, helping you discover more about the places you visit whilst with us.

Elsewhere on board, comfort is a top priority, so after a day of exploration you can relax and dine in your choice of two restaurants, or at the outdoor BBQ and catch up with your fellow guests with a cocktail in the Explorer Lounge & Bar as you watch the scenery glide past the windows. Around the ship there are numerous artworks commissioned by local artists based around the Arctic, adding an extra sense of inspiration to your voyage.  

Welcome aboard

An HX trip includes everything from daily excursions and activities to our onboard Science Centre, meals, gratuities, drinks* and more. All designed to give you the expedition experience of a lifetime.

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Your home away from home

Embarking on MS Fram, you’ll quickly feel safe and relaxed. Surrounding you with quality, natural materials and plenty of light and space, your expedition ship is reassuring, comfortable and built for adventure.

Polar Outside (U) cabin onboard MS Fram. Credit: Clara Tuma.

Interior and Cabins

Across the ship, from bow to stern, all 119 cabins and suites have been fully refurbished to bring about a bright and airy Nordic-inspired atmosphere throughout.

Guests relaxing in the Explorer Lounge & Bar onboard MS Fram. Credit Espen Mills

Explorer Lounge & Bar

Situated at the stern of the ship, the Explorer Lounge & Bar is the perfect spot to relax with talk with your fellow explorers and take in the sweeping panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Science Center onboard MS Fram. Credit: Yuri Choufour.

Science Center

The beating heart of your onboard learning experience, the Science Center has been upgraded and expanded. Join lectures, examine specimens through powerful microscopes, and chat with the Expedition Team to deepen your understanding of the areas we explore.

Explore the Science & Education program


World-class cuisine

Every day of your expedition cruise, your tastebuds will get the opportunity to explore. In each of our onboard restaurants, our skilled chefs create exciting menus using ingredients from the areas we travel.



A speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes. Fine dining in Restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests. Non-suite guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in Lindstrøm for an additional cost.



Social, informal, and with an emphasis on the natural world. Aune is MS Fram’s main dining area serving, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with meals influenced by the areas we explore and our own rich heritage, dating back to 1896.

MS Fram in Magdalen Fjord, Svalbard

Invigorate body and soul

Your ship comes equipped with full suite of facilities to maintain an active lifestyle. From an indoor gym to a wellness center for both body and mind, you’ll find everything you need to feel fully rejuvenated.

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Fitness Room

Maintain your regular fitness regime (or kickstart a new one) in the well-equipped gym on Deck 7. The panoramic views will help you stay motivated.


Sauna and Relaxation

Get warm and cosy as you watch the world glide by through the windows of  sauna on the top deck. 

Cabins and Suites

Expedition Suite

Add some indulgence to your voyage aboard MS Fram and reserve one of our Expedition Suites. Spacious, serviced, and with bed combinations for up to four people, these well-appointed apartments offer special features such as private balconies, expansive windows, and minibars (charges apply). Suites feature double beds and a seating area, some with a sofa bed. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, tea-making facilities, and a single-serve coffee machine. Naturally, the accommodation includes a full range of premium facilities including daily turn-down service and laundry. Complimentary fine dining in our Lindstrøm restaurant is part of the experience, and a takeaway service means you can enjoy dinner exclusively. Champagne on ice and a platter of delicacies are provided for your enjoyment as you set sail.

MG | Grand Suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Private Balcony

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 20-27 m2

  • Cabin Code: MG

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony

Q2 | Mini Suite

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers are available on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 15-20 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q2

  • Double bed
  • Window

Q4 | Mini Suite

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Window

  • Seating area

  • Double bed

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers are available on request

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 15-20 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q4

  • Double bed
  • Window


Explore our decks

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    Plan of Deck 2 onboard the Expedition Ship MS Fram.
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    Plan of Deck 3 onboard the Expedition Ship MS Fram.
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    Plan of Deck 4 onboard the Expedition Ship MS Fram.
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    Plan of Deck 5 onboard the Expedition Ship MS Fram.
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    Plan of Deck 6 onboard the Expedition Ship MS Fram.
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    Plan of Deck 7 onboard the Expedition Ship MS Fram.
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    Plan of Deck 8 onboard the Expedition Ship MS Fram.


MS Fram

  • Year built - 2007
  • Capacity - 250
  • Year of refurbishment - 2022
  • Ship yard - Fincantieri, Italy
  • Gross tonnage - 11 647 T
  • Speed - 13 knots
  • Length - 114 m
  • Beam - 20,2 m

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Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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