MS Nordlys Torghatten Norway HGR 130574 Fuglefjellet

MS Nordlys

Both the name and the interior design of this modern ship are inspired by the spectacular Northern Lights.

Specifications

MS Nordlys

  • Year built

    1994

  • Ship yard

    Volkswerft (D)

  • Beds

    471

  • Length

    121.8 m

  • Speed

    18 knots

  • Year of refurbishment

    2019

  • Capacity

    590

  • Gross tonnage

    11,204

  • Beam

    19.2 m

The art, décor and colours employed aboard this ship are all inspired by the Northern Lights. The delicate aesthetic creates a distinct and unique on-board ambience. Relax after a long day experiencing various excursions and activities in comfy reclining chairs in the one of the ship’s lounges.

MS Trollfjord to temporarily replace MS Nordlys

From 23 September 2024 until 28 November 2024, MS Trollfjord will replace MS Nordlys on voyages of The Coastal Express.

For more information, visit out FAQ page.

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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 nice 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

    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. 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.

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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.

  • 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 suites feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and with double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others.

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

Suite on upper deck for up to 4 travellers

Refurbished suite on upper deck for 4 people, with a double bed (and sofa beds), minibar and TV. The cabin has a bay window with full view.

Cabin code: MG4

  • 15 - 20 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Suite on upper decks for up to 4 travellers

Suite on upper decks for up to 4 people, with a double bed (and sofa beds), full view, sofa, minibar and TV.

Cabin code: M4

  • 28 - 30 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Mini suite on upper deck for 4 travellers

Mini suite on upper deck for up to 4 people. The suite comes with a double bed and sofa bed, full view, minibar and TV. Please note that cabins 517, 518, 605 and 606 have two smaller windows.

Cabin code: Q4

  • 15 - 20 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Mini Suite on upper deck

These comfortable suites have a double bed, TV, minibar, bathroom with shower and WC, and great view. Please note that cabin 643 is wheelchair accessible; please contact us to book.

Cabin code: Q2

  • 17 - 23 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 upper decks, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC, tea and coffee-making facilities and TVs. The cabins have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Upper decks for 2 travellers

Arctic superior cabin on upper decks for 2 people, with double bed, full view and TV.

Cabin code: P2D

  • 8 - 13 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Upper deck for 2 travellers

Arctic superior cabin on upper deck for 2 people, with double bed, full view and TV.

Cabin code: U2D

  • 8 - 13 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper decks have a bathroom with shower and WC, and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

Cabin code: P2

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • 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. Some cabins have double beds, while others have separate beds, one of which is a sofa bed, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Upper deck for 2 travellers

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

Cabin code: J2

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • One bed & One couch
  • Limited view
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Upper deck for 2 travellers

Refurbished outside cabin on upper deck for 2 people. The cabin comes with a double bed, TV, and has a limited view.

Cabin code: J2D

  • 5 - 13 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Limited view
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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 and bathrooms with shower and WC.

Cabin code: N2

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • Window
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Middle decks for 2 travellers

Refurbished outside cabin on middle decks for 2 people. The cabin comes with a double bed, full view and TV.

Cabin code: N2D

  • 7 - 13 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • 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 separate beds and bathrooms with shower and WC.

Cabin code: N3

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • 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 separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower and WC. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Cabin code: L2

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • One bed & One couch
  • Porthole
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable cabins for up to two people on the middle/upper decks have bathrooms with shower and WC.

Cabin code: O2

  • 8 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • Window
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Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

Outside cabin on middle decks for up to 3 people. The cabin has a single bed/sofa with two pullman beds, full view and TV.

Cabin code: O3

  • 7 - 13 m2
  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Bunk beds
  • Window
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Wheelchair accessible cabin for 2 travellers

Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people on middle decks with wider door, accessible WC and adjusted bed. The cabins are standard outside cabins with separate beds, and bathrooms with shower and 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
  • Bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • Window
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Polar Inside

Our cosy Polar inside cabins are found on all decks and include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most have separate beds with one doubling as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Middle deck for 2 travellers

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

Cabin code: I2

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

Explore our decks

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By phone: +47 99 48 72 74 By email: [email protected]

Vehicles onboard MS Nordlys 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.