MS Nordkapp

MS Nordkapp is named after the northernmost point on mainland Europe: North Cape (71ºN) - one of the geographical highpoints you can visit on a Hurtigruten voyage.


MS Nordkapp

  • Year built


  • Ship yard

    Kværner Kleven (N)

  • Beds


  • Length

    123.3 m / 404.5 ft

  • Speed

    18 knots

  • Year of refurbishment


  • Capacity


  • Gross tonnage


  • Beam

    19.5 ft / 64 ft

MS Nordkapp was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, a Multe bakery and ice-cream bar, a sauna and a fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of our two hot tubs. We also have a cosy bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink. The ship additionally has a large compass area with reception, a tour guide, conference room and shop. 

MS Nordkapp was christened by Norway´s Queen Sonja in 1996 and her maiden voyage was to the Shetland Islands. The ship started sailing the Norwegian coast in April 1996. Since 2007, the vessel has been part of Hurtigruten´s fleet of ships dedicated to sailing the Norwegian coastline.

MS Nordkapp at sea in winter

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.

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.


Compare MS Nordkapp's cabins

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


Explore our decks

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    Nordkapp Deck2 2022
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Phone: +47 9758 1000

Email: [email protected]


Vehicles onboard MS Nordkapp 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.