MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup is a German-language ship offering exciting, sustainable expedition cruises along the Norwegian coastline

MS Otto Sverdrup Ship walkthrough


About the ship

MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken) is named after the great Norwegian polar hero. Sverdrup was one of the first to ski across Greenland, together with Fridtjof Nansen and three other Norwegians. He was a key member of polar expeditions and captain of the legendary Arctic ship, Fram. He also served as a Hurtigruten captain between expeditions. Otto Sverdrup was captain on the first Hurtigruten ship to sail from Norway to Svalbard, MS Lofoten.

The working language on board MS Otto Sverdrup is German.

Ship features

Sustainability is the core of every detail of your Hurtigruten Expeditions adventure. Hurtigruten Expeditions is constantly pushing boundaries and aims to become completely emissions free.

Hurtigruten Expeditions is the first cruise line in the world to permanently introduce biodiesel fuel on a number of ships – including MS Otto Sverdrup. As is the case with the rest of the Hurtigruten Expeditions fleet, single-use plastics are banned on MS Otto Sverdrup. This ship is also equipped for shore power, completely eliminating emissions when docked in ports with shore power facilities.

Premium expedition comfort

In the ship's 2020 renovation, natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool were used to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere that adds to the premium onboard experience. This ship also offers a chance to indulge yourself in our new Wellness area, complete with gym, treatment rooms and sauna, and guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs on deck 7. To take in the magnificent scenery, outdoor observation decks are located on decks 5, 6 and 8.

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Ship Facilities

Cabins and public areas

Cabins and public areas

Norway's stunning scenery is reflected in the ship's interior design. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool. Our stylish and welcoming public areas create great places to watch the world's most beautiful coastline pass by.


Polar Inside

Our Polar Inside cabins are on decks 3, 5, and 6 and include a bathroom with a shower. These cabins have either a queen bed or separate beds.  Some have upper and lower beds. Each Polar Inside cabin has its own unique specifications.

Inside cabin - Decks 3, 5, 6

Cabins on decks 3, 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer. Some cabins have upper/lower bed.

  • Mixed beds
  • No window


Explore our decks

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8


MS Otto Sverdrup

  • Year built - 2002
  • Capacity - 526
  • Year of refurbishment - 2020
  • Ship yard - Kleven Yards, Norway
  • Gross tonnage - 15 690 T
  • Speed - 15 knots
  • Length - 138,5 m
  • Beam - 21,5 m

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