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MS Vesterålen (traditional ship)

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

Specifications

MS Vesterålen (traditional ship)

  • Year built

    1983

  • Ship yard

    Kaarbø Mek. Verk.

  • Beds

    274

  • Length

    108.55 m

  • Speed

    17.5 knots

  • Year of refurbishment

    2022

  • Capacity

    490

  • Gross tonnage

    6,261

  • Beam

    16.5 m

Fresh and lightly refurbished in 2019 and again in 2022, MS Vesterålen has bright, informal public areas and lounges throughout. The last refurbishment included upgrading 32 outside cabins to Arctic Superior standard with double beds, rebuilding 4 cabins into 2 mini suites, upgrading the restaurant, the café, the reception area, and the gym, in addition to giving Trollfjord lounge a new look and feel.  

On a journey with MS Vesterålen, we will have a "behind the scenes" focus where the guests will get an opportunity to get closer to the Hurtigruten heritage, emphasizing maritime operations, logistics and hotel operations. With a focus on edutainment and engaging activities, we will provide guests with an in-depth knowledge of the different departments and the interaction between them.

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Life on board

During your voyage, our onboard Tour Leader will enhance your experience by offering engaging insights on the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter along the way. You'll also enjoy the flavours of our home thanks to our Norway's Coastal Kitchen.

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    Your coastal experience

    From in-depth lectures (in English and German) to handpicked hikes, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during your voyage.

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    Norway's Coastal Kitchen

    We are proud to support 50 local farms, bakeries, and producers from across Norway.

Restaurants on board

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    The Restaurant

    The Restaurant offers a variety of dishes for all three daily meals, as a combination of buffets and set menus.

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    Kafé Galleriet

    On deck 4, Kafé Galleriet serves traditional ‘husmannskost’ - home-cooked dishes such as our signature burger and famous shrimp sandwich, soup of the day, sirloin steak, and grilled salmon, plus desserts and sweet cakes. Juices, soft drinks, and wine are also available.

  • Fyret Panorama Lounge Photo Gaute Rongve

    Fyret Panorama Lounge

    In the Fyret Panorama Lounge on deck 7, you can enjoy Norwegian aquavit, international beers, and classic drinks while listening to other peoples’ tales and admiring the beautiful view.

Cabins

Expedition Suite

Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

Mini suite for up to 2 travelers

These refurbished suites situated on the upper deck have separate bedroom, double bed, chair, TV, and coffee and tea facilities.

Cabin code: Q2

  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Arctic Superior

Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on the upper deck, these suites have double beds, bathroom with shower and WC, and tea and coffee-making abilities.

Upper deck for up to 2 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished outside cabins for up to 2 people on the upper decks have a double bed, TV, and coffee and tea facilities.

Cabin code: U2D

  • TV
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Window
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Polar Outside

Our Polar outside cabins on the middle or lower decks all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins offer separate beds (one of which is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to 2 people on the upper or middle decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and a chair. Some cabins have limited or no view.

Cabin code: J2

  • 9 - 10 m2
  • Bathroom
  • One bed & One couch
  • Limited view
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to 2 people on the middle decks have bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and a chair.

Cabin code: N2

  • 9 - 11 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Bunk beds
  • Window
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Upper deck for 3 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to 3 people on the middle decks have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

Cabin code: O3

  • 9 - 10 m2
  • Bathroom
  • One bed & One couch
  • Porthole
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Lower deck for up to 4 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to 4 people on the middle or lower decks have bunk beds and a chair. Some have a double bed and bunk beds, sofa, and a chair. The cabins have portholes with limited view.

Cabin code: L4

  • Bathroom
  • Bunk beds
  • Porthole
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Accessible cabin on lower deck

Two wheelchair accessible rooms for up to 5 people on deck 3. These spacious cabins have wider doors, and accessible WC. One has double bed, pullman and a single bed. One has bunk beds, sofa, and chair.

Cabin code: SD

  • 20 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Mixed beds
  • Porthole
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Polar Inside

Our cosy Polar inside cabins are on all decks and include bathrooms with shower/WC, separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the lower decks have separate beds (one of which converts into a sofa) or bunk beds.

Cabin code: I2

  • 7 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Twin beds
  • No Window
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Upper or middle deck for up to 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up 2 people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds or bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and chair. Some have a hairdryer.

Cabin code: K2

  • Bathroom
  • Bunk beds
  • No Window
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Upper deck for 1 traveller

These comfortable standard inside cabins for one person are on the upper deck.

Cabin code: K1

  • 7 - 12 m2
  • Bathroom
  • Mixed beds
  • No Window
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Decks

Explore our decks

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Tel: +47 48 01 80 00 E-mail: [email protected]

Vehicles onboard MS Vesterålen must fit the following dimensions:

  • Max Length: 540 cm/17.7 ft

  • Max Width: 230 cm/7.5 ft

  • Max Height: 190 cm/6 ft

  • Max Weight: 2800 kg/6,173 lbs

Campervans, minivans and trailers cannot be accepted. For safety reasons, we cannot take cars that use LPG or CNG gas on board. This applies even if the tank is empty.

For more information on bringing your vehicle on board, please see our FAQs.