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MS Nordstjernen

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.


About the ship

MS Nordstjernen was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive arctic sailing. Today, she takes explorers on adventures in the waters around Spitsbergen. Despite modernisation, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art. Out on deck, you'll be up close and personal to the untouched nature of the Polar Arctic. With cover over a lot of the deck space, you'll enjoy being outside even in rough weather.

Ship features

MS Nordstjernen is equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library. Inside, you’ll find cozy interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths. All rooms and deck surfaces exhibit that old, beautiful wood.

Premium expedition comfort

Every day, the Expedition Team distributes a daily programme with a list of port calls, landings, lectures, meals, and activities on board.


Polar Inside

Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. On MS Nordstjernen, shared bathroom and wc will be found in the hall, except for I-cabins which have their own wc and shower. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.


Explore our decks



MS Nordstjernen

  • Year built - 1956
  • Passenger capacity - 108
  • Length - 80,77 m
  • Speed - 15 knots
  • Ship yard - Blohm & Voss
  • Gross tonnage - 2191 T
  • Beam - 12,6 m
  • Beds - 150

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