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


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.

MS Fridtjof Nansen will feature a variety of custom built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas.

Premium expedition comfort

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.

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.

Observation Deck, MS Roald Amundsen MS Fridtjof Nansen

Observation Deck

One of the most eye-catching exterior design features is the two level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch wildlife with your binoculars.

Science Center Library. Photo Oscar Farrera


The ship has a small selection of books that are available to guests while on board.


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 for the areas you explore. The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. This is also where you'll find Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.  


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.


Restaurant Lindstrøm

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


Restaurant Fredheim

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


Restaurant Aune

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

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.


Sauna, Spa and Relaxation

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


Fitness Room

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


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.


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.


Polar Outside

The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Outside cabin - Lower/middle decks

Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Cabin code: RR

  • Double bed
  • Window


Explore our decks

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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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