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.


MS Nordlys

  • Year built


  • Ship yard

    Volkswerft (D)

  • Beds


  • Length

    121.8 m/ 400 ft

  • Speed

    18 knots

  • Year of refurbishment


  • Capacity


  • Gross tonnage


  • Beam

    19.2 m/ 63 ft

The art, décor and colors applied aboard this ship are all inspired by the northern lights. The delicate aesthetic creates a distinct and unique onboard ambience. MS Nordlys is a comfortable ship. Passengers are invited to kick back after a long day experiencing one of Hurtigruten´s many excursions and activities in comfy recliners in the ship’s lounges.

MS Trollfjord to temporarily replace MS Nordlys

From September 23 2024 until November 28 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 cozy 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 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 Nordlys's cabins

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


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.