MS Kong Harald

MS Kong Harald

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


MS Kong Harald

  • Year built


  • Ship yard

    Volkswerft (Germany)

  • Beds


  • Length

    400 ft

  • Speed

    17 knots

  • Year of refurbishment


  • Capacity


  • Gross tonnage


  • Beam

    63 ft

It’s a true honor for one of our ships to be named after Norway’s King Harald V. He is a skilled sailor and even represented 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 become a greener, hybrid-electric ship in 2023. We cut emissions through large battery packs, combined with the ship’s efficient and brand-new engines. These upgrades reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by approximately 25%. The ship is also updated with state-of-the-art wastewater treatment equipment and SCR technology that reduces NOx emissions by at least 80%. In addition, the cabins on decks two and three have been renovated.

The vessel was renovated in 2016 to incorporate a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. There are three different restaurants on board, along with the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna, and a fitness room. On deck, you can enjoy views 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 can find the reception, the Coastal Experience Team, the 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 the 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 cozy 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


    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 savor 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 specialized 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 program on selected ships throughout July and August.


Compare MS Kong Harald's cabins

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


Explore our decks

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Phone : +47 9948 7273

Email: [email protected]


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.