Our ships

We’re proud to introduce our family of ships, each one dedicated to sailing our home of the Norwegian coast.


Features of our fleet


Sea Zero

For an emission-free future

Channelling the same pioneering spirit as our first voyage in 1893, we are embarking on a journey to build our first fully zero-emission ship for The Coastal Express by 2030. It is the most ambitious sustainability initiative in our 130-year history.

To reach Sea Zero, we are partnering with science-institute SINTEF to explore exciting, state-of-the-art solutions in energy efficiency and battery electric power.

Guests on deck on MS Trollfjord, Norway

Fewer than 500 guests on board

Picture of a delicious meal with fish and local ingredients

80% of the food & drink served is local

Kayaking is just one of the many excursions we offer. Stay active and explore Norwegian nature with hikes, walks and boat tours.

130 optional seasonal excursions by locals

Explore our ships

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MS Trollfjord

Flagship of The Svalbard Express and The North Cape Express, MS Trollfjord takes its name from a small but spectacular fjord in the Vesterålen archipelago.

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MS Kong Harald, Brønnøysund, Norway

MS Kong Harald

Norway’s reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable hybrid vessel.

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Hjorundfjord-Norway-HGR-149771-Photo Oscar Farrera 1

MS Maud

Formerly MS Midnatsol, MS Maud was renamed in honour of the ship that brought Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen through the Northeast Passage.

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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.

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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.

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MS Nordnorge Norway Summer HGR 163993 Photo Competition

MS Nordnorge

MS Nordnorge is aptly named for northern Norway, most of which lies above the Arctic Circle.

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MS Nordstjernen

MS Nordstjernen is named after the North Star or Stella Polaris, famous for helping seafarers find their way back home and the Vikings to navigate the north.

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MS Otto Sverdrup Norway Winter HGR 163998 Kay Fochtmann

MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup is a hybrid-powered ship sailing year-round to handpicked highlights of the Norwegian coast, departing from Hamburg to North Cape in northern Norway and back.

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MS Polarlys Norway Summer HGR 163999 Rune Kongsro

MS Polarlys

Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.

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MS Richard With Norway Summer HGR 163996 Photo Competition

MS Richard With

MS Richard With proudly carries the name of Hurtigruten's founder.

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MS Vesteralen Norway HGR 105709 Photo Competition

MS Vesterålen (traditional ship)

MS Vesterålen is one of the oldest and smallest ships, named after an archipelago in Nordland country and the first Original Coastal Express steamship from 1893.

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