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.


MS Otto Sverdrup

  • Year built


  • Ship yard

    Kleven Verft (N)

  • Beds


  • Length

    138.5 m

  • Speed

    15 knots

  • Year of refurbishment


  • Capacity


  • Gross tonnage

    15,690 t

  • Beam

    21.5 m

MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken) is named after a great Norwegian polar explorer who was a contemporary of famous Nansen and record-breaking Amundsen. Sverdrup also served as a Hurtigruten captain, and was captain of MS Lofoten, the first Hurtigruten ship to sail from Norway to Svalbard. 

Norway’s stunning scenery is reflected in the ship's interior design. With its 2020 renovation, natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch, and wool were used to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere that adds to the premium onboard experience.  

This ship also offers a chance to indulge yourself in our wellness area, complete with gym, treatment rooms, and sauna. Guests can also enjoy the hot tubs on deck 7. To take in the magnificent scenery, outdoor observation decks are located across two middle decks and the uppermost deck. 

MS Otto Sverdrup is a hybrid-powered ship with large battery packs that enable greater fuel efficiency and lower NOx and CO2 emissions. It is also equipped for shore power connectivity, which completely eliminates emissions when docked in ports where shore power is available. As is the case with the rest of our fleet, single-use plastics are banned on board.  


Classic and contemporary

Life at sea aboard MS Otto Sverdrup is a marriage of modern comforts and age-old maritime ambience.

  • Cocktails at the Explorer Bar & Lounge

    Explorer Lounge & Bar

    This is the perfect place on the ship to go to nestle into a comfy chair, sip a handcrafted cocktail, chat to fellow guests, and watch the world go by.

  • Wellness Center, MS Otto Sverdrup, Hurtigruten

    Wellness area

    This ship also offers a chance to indulge yourself in our wellness area, complete with gym, sauna, and treatment rooms for massage and aromatherapy.

  • Hot tub on MS Otto Sverdrup, Hurtigruten

    Outdoor hot tubs

    Few things in life are as blissful as soaking in the bubbles of the ship’s outdoor hot tubs, while admiring views of the coast.

The art of exquisite cuisine

Mouth-watering meals inspired by regional flavours and crafted from locally sourced ingredients await you. Please note: the following restaurants will be renamed as Flora, Arran, and Røst, from summer 2025.

  • Restaurant Aune on board MS Otto Sverdrup


    The ship’s main restaurant, which serves a mixture of overflowing buffets and balanced set menus, is named after the historic Norwegian ship chandler Tinus Aune.

  • Fredheim restaurant on board MS Otto Sverdrup


    This bistro doubles as an informal and social meeting place – named after a well-known 1900s hunting station in the Svalbard archipelago high up in Arctic Norway. 

  • Lindstrom restaurant on board MS Otto Sverdrup


    A speciality fine-dining restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of the great 19th-century Norwegian polar heroes. 

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 specialised 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.

  • MS Trollfjord Library HGR 163342 1920 Photo Espen Mills

    At home with us

    The team organise a range of inclusive, onboard activities for you, such as morning yoga, film nights, hands-on arts and crafts, photography tips, and cooking demonstrations.


Compare MS Otto Sverdrup's cabins

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Outside cabinOutside cabinInside cabin
Arctic Superior
Polar Outside
Polar Inside
Size (sqm)16 - 17 12 - 13 8 - 12
WindowLimited viewWindowNo Window
BedMixed bedsMixed bedsMixed beds
In-room Facilities
Dinner Table
Has Sofa
Has TV


Explore our decks

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By phone: +47 52870700 By e-mail: [email protected]