MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.



About the ship

MS Spitsbergen preview is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long history of traveling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the 'Sports Route'.

Ship features

After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel's fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive and will undergo further improvements that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.

Premium expedition comfort

MS Spitsbergen has her own onboard Expedition Team which serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make cruising with her an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters in which we sail. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck, you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of 'friluftsliv' (outdoor life), and encourage you take part in 'friluftsliv' hikes and activities throughout the cruise.

Superb local cuisine

Get ready for an expedition cruise that will delight all your senses. Our chefs are dedicated to delivering a world-class gastronomic experience that draws inspiration from the places we’ll visit.

Torget Main Dining, MS Spitsbergen

Restaurant Aune

On board, we serve a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all in accordance with your daily programme. Mealtimes will be announced in the daily programme.


Your floating home

You’ll find a variety of stimulating and relaxing places aboard MS Spitsbergen, where you’ll quickly feel at home. It’s casual and comfortable, yet stylish and inspiring, with a fresh, Scandinavian chic.

Explorer Bar, MS Spitsbergen

Explorer Lounge & Bar

The Explorer Lounge offer large panoramic windows with ample and comfortable seats. There will be binoculars for sale in the onboard shop. And the Explorer Bar, also hosting daily multimedia presentations and professional lectures by expert scientists and wildlife experts.

Science Center, MS Spitsbergen

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.

Science Center Library. Photo Oscar Farrera


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

Energise and relax

Whether you want to get your pulse racing or calm it down and feel each breath, your ship has everything you need. From intense exercise to deep relaxation, you’ll find just what the day requires for your mind and body.

Sauna, MS Spitsbergen

Sauna and Relaxation

On top of the ship you can get warm and cosy in the sauna.

Gym & Fitness Room, MS Spitsbergen

Fitness Room

A small Fitness Room is located aft. This is a modern gym, equipped with treadmills, exercise bikes, a rowing machine, a ping pong table, free weights. Gym's back door leads out onto Pool Deck.

Hot tub Alkefjellet Svalbard, MS Spitsbergen

Hot Tub

For a nice relaxing time our two hot tubs with capacity for 5 guests each. Located on the Expedition deck are ideal.


Polar Inside

Our cozy Polar Inside cabins are located on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most of the cabins have double beds, while some are equipped with separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual specifications.

Inside cabin for 2 travellers

Inside cabin with double bed and TV for up to two travellers.

Cabin code: I2D

  • Double bed
  • No window

Larger inside cabin for 2 travellers

Spacious inside cabin with double bed and TV for up to two travellers.

Cabin code: K2D

  • Double bed
  • No window

Superior inside cabin for up to 4 travellers

Spacious inside cabin for four travellers, with one double bed and TV.

Cabin code: K4D

  • Mixed beds
  • No window