MS Kong Harald

MS Kong Harald

Norway’s reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable hybrid vessel.

Specifications

MS Kong Harald

  • Year built

    1993

  • Ship yard

    Volkswerft (Germany)

  • Beds

    498

  • Length

    121.8 m

  • Speed

    17 knots

  • Year of refurbishment

    2016

  • Capacity

    590

  • Gross tonnage

    11,204

  • Beam

    19.2 m

It’s a true honour to have one of our ship’s named after Norway’s King Harald V. The King is a skilled sailor, even representing Norway in sailing at the Olympic Games three times. In 2016, at the age of 78, he and his team finished second in the Sailing World Championships.

MS Kong Harald was upgraded to a greener hybrid ship in 2023. Emissions are cut by large battery packs combined with the ships efficient and brand-new engines, reducing fuel consumption and CO2-emissions by approximately 25 percent. The ship is also updated with state-of-the-art wastewater treatment equipment, and SRC technology that reduce NOx emissions by at least 80 percent. In addition, cabins on deck 2 and 3 were refurbished.  

The vessel was also refurbished in 2016 to feature a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. 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. 

MS Kong Harald also has a large compass area where you find the reception, the Coastal Experience Team, conference room and 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.

MS Kong Harald, Brønnøysund, Norway

Your home at sea

Welcome aboard. Here is where time slows down. Where you can enjoy a casual and cosy ambience, inspired by the Nordic concept of koselig.

  • Cocktails at the Explorer Bar & Lounge

    Explorer Lounge & Bar

    This is the perfect place on the ship to go to nestle into a comfy chair, sip a handcrafted cocktail, chat to fellow guests, and watch the world go by.

  • Fitness room HGR 118682 Agurtxane Concellon

    Sauna and fitness room

    Keep active in the fitness room before enjoying a soothing steam in the sauna.

  • Northern Lights above a hot tub on deck on a Hurtigruten cruise in Norway

    Outdoor hot tubs

    Soak in the bubbles of the ship’s two outdoor hot tubs, while admiring views of the coast.

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. For dinner, it provides either a buffet or 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.

  • Multe Bakery - straight from the oven

    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.

  • Lecture on board a ship in Norway

    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.

  • Coastal Experience Team MS Trollfjord HGR 163298 Espen Mills

    Meet your team

    Talk to the team to sign up to available seasonal excursions or to join them on invigorating hikes to 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 board. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. Most have double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others. 

An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

Suite on upper deck

These elegant suites are situated on the upper deck with one or two rooms, double bed, sofa, seating area and TV. They are suitable for 3 travellers.

Cabin code: M3

  • 28 - 30 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Arctic Superior

Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on the two upper decks, the cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV. All of the cabins have double beds, and unobstructed views.

Situated on deck 5 and 6, the cabins feature facilities as TV, queen-sized beds, water boilers, coffee and tea.

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

Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside, cabins for up to two people on the top/upper decks have double beds.

Cabin code: U2D

  • 11 - 12 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins on the upper/middle decks have double bed.

Cabin code: P2D

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • 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, and most have flat-screen TVs. The cabins offer separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Lower deck for 2 travellers

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

Cabin code: L2

  • 10 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • 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 separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Cabin code: L2D

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

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people, midship on the upper deck, have double beds, a private shower/WC, TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The cabins have very limited or obstructed views.

Cabin code: J2D

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • 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 separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.

Cabin code: J3

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Mixed beds
  • Limited view
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Cabin code: N2

  • 11 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • Window
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Cabin code: N2D

  • 11 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • 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 doble beds.

Cabin code: O2D

  • 8 - 11 m2
  • Bathroom
  • 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 deck have separate upper/lower beds. One of the lower beds converts into a sofa.

Cabin code: O3

  • 7 - 13 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Bunk beds
  • Window
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Polar Inside

Our cosy Polar inside cabins are on all decks and include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. Some are equipped with upper and lower berths. All of 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 separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Cabin code: I2

  • 8 - 9 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • No Window
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Upper deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to three people on the upper deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and upper/lower berths.

Cabin code: K3

  • 8 - 9 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Bunk beds
  • No Window
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Decks

Explore our decks

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Phone : +47 9948 7273

Email: [email protected]

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Vehicles onboard coastal voyages must fit the following dimensions:

  • Max Length: 6.5 m/ 21.3 ft

  • Max Width: 2.45 m/ 8 ft

  • Max Height: 2.3 m/ 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.