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MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

MS Fridtjof Nansen Ship walkthrough

Highlights

About the ship

The newest addition to our fleet will honor the heritage of her namesake – the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Known for his innovations in Arctic expeditions, Nansen led the first crossing of Greenland on cross-country skis. He is perhaps most famous for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during the Fram Expedition (1893-1896).

Interestingly, after Nansen's Fram expedition, the ship was passed on to another great explorer who secretly planned an expedition to the South Pole - Roald Amundsen.

Ship features

Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides and guardians on your voyage of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

MS Fridtjof Nansen's three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

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A stimulating setting

Your expedition ship will quickly feel like your home away from home. The clean and elegant interior design stems from Hurtigruten’s Scandinavian roots, blending high quality with casual functionality.

Arctic Superior (TT) onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen. Credit: Clara Tuma.

Interior and Cabins

The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

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Science Center

This is the core of the onboard experience. The Science Center is packed with state-of-the-art technology and high-tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment. This is where guests and staff/crew meet, mingle, and create a deeper understanding of the areas you explore. The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library, and specialty areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. This is also where you'll find Hurtigruten’s hand-picked Expedition Team.  

Explore the Science & Education program

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Explorer lounge & bar

Relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer lounge & bar. Sink into a comfortable armchair and gaze out at the magnificent views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

A guest photographing from the observation deck on board MS Fridtjof Nansen, Camp Frieda, Greenland. Credit: Andrea Klaussner.

Explore with your tastebuds

Discover delicious food prepared in the state-of-the-art kitchens on board MS Fridtjof Nansen. Our creative chefs use local ingredients and take inspiration from regional flavours to take you on a culinary tour.

Enjoy fine dining in Lindstrøm Restaurant on board MS Fridtjof Nansen. Credit: Clara Tuma.

Restaurant Lindstrøm

A speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes.

The relaxed atmosphere of Fredheim Restaurant on board MS Fridtjof Nansen. Credit Clara Tuma

Restaurant Fredheim

The ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard.

Aune Restaurant on board MS Fridtjof Nansen. Credit: Clara Tuma

Restaurant Aune

Named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.

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Pool Bar

Enjoy the refreshing pool with your favourite cocktail. What better way to get into holiday mode than by sipping on a cocktail while in the hot tub, creating a great atmosphere with great views.

Taweaway Food Onboard-OS

Takeaway

You are welcome to enjoy a Fredheim meal in your cabin.

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Dietary Requirements

Dietary Requirements

Guests who require special diets or have food allergies can contact the Restaurant Manager in the restaurants during opening hours.

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Revitalise and rejuvenate

Aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen, you’ll have everything you need to stay active and keep your mind healthy. A full suite of facilities lets you exercise and relax to your heart’s content.

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Sauna, Spa and Relaxation

The ship has a wellness center where the guests may buy treatments as body massage, face-, hand- and foot treatments.

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Fitness Room

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the large gym and Wellness center.

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Hot Tub

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

Cabins

Expedition Suite

Add some indulgence to your voyage aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen and reserve one of our Expedition Suites. Spacious, serviced, and with bed combinations for up to four people, these well-appointed apartments offer special features such as private balconies, expansive windows, and hot tubs. Suites feature a double bed that can be divided into two single beds on request at the time of booking, and some have a sofa bed. All have a private bathroom with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, a single-serve coffee machine, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Naturally, the accommodation includes a full range of premium facilities as well as a minibar (charges apply), daily turn-down service, and laundry. Complimentary fine dining in our Lindstrøm restaurant is part of the experience, and a takeaway service means you can also enjoy dinner exclusively. Champagne on ice and a platter of delicacies are provided for your enjoyment as you set sail.

MA | XL Suite with balcony

  • Extra-large upper-deck suite

  • Private balcony

  • Large windows

  • Double bed (optional twin)

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers available on request

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 46-48 m2

  • Cabin Code: MA

  • Double bed | Optional Twin
  • Private balcony and large windows

MB | XL Suite

  • Extra-large lower-deck corner suite

  • Large windows

  • Seating area

  • Bathtub

  • Double bed (optional twin)

  • Double Murphy bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers available on request

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 44 m2

  • Cabin Code: MB

  • Double bed | Optional Twin
  • Large Window

MC | Corner Suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck corner suite

  • Private balcony

  • Hot tub

  • Seating area

  • Double bed (optional twin)

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 20-30 m2

  • Cabin Code: MC

  • Double bed | Optional Twin
  • Private balcony

MD | Large Suite with balcony

  • Large upper-deck corner suite

  • Large windows and a private balcony

  • Wheelchair accessible, may be available for general booking

  • Seating area

  • Double bed (optional twin)

  • Double Murphy bed

  • Bathtub

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 4 | Size: 35 m2

  • Cabin Code: MD

  • Double bed | Optional Twin
  • Private balcony and large windows

ME | Suite with balcony

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Private balcony

  • Double bed (optional twin)

  • Sofa bed or seating area

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 22-28 m2

  • Cabin Code: ME

  • Double bed | Optional Twin
  • Private balcony

MF | Corner suite

  • Upper-deck corner suite

  • Large windows

  • Seating area

  • Double bed (optional twin)

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 22 m2

  • Cabin Code: MF

  • Double bed | Optional Twin
  • Large Window

Decks

Explore our decks

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Specifications

MS Fridtjof Nansen

  • Year built - 2020
  • Capacity - 530
  • Ship yard - Kleven Yards, Norway
  • Gross tonnage - 20889 T
  • Speed - 15 knots
  • Length - 140 m
  • Beam - 23,6 m

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