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.


MS Polarlys

  • Year built


  • Ship yard

    Ulstein Mek. Verk. (N)

  • Beds


  • Length

    123 m

  • Speed

    15 knots

  • Year of refurbishment


  • Capacity


  • Gross tonnage


  • 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 in the panorama lounge 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 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


    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


    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


    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


    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.


Compare MS Polarlys's cabins

Size (sqm)
In-room Facilities
Dinner Table
Has Sofa
Has TV


Explore our decks

  • 2.

  • 3.

    Polarlys Deck3
  • 4.

  • 5.

  • 6.

  • 7.


By phone: +47 99 48 72 75

By email: [email protected]


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.