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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.


MS Vesterålen (traditional ship)

  • Year built


  • Ship yard

    Kaarbø Mek. Verk.

  • Beds


  • Length

    108.55 m

  • Speed

    17.5 knots

  • Year of refurbishment


  • Capacity


  • Gross tonnage


  • 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.

  • Lecture on board a ship in Norway

    Your coastal experience

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

  • Norways Coastal Kitchen Cheese HGR 118346 Agurtxane Concellon

    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.

  • Kafe Galleriet Photo Gaute Rongve

    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-ms-vesteralen-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.


Compare MS Vesterålen (traditional ship)'s cabins

Size (sqm)
In-room Facilities
Dinner Table
Has Sofa
Has TV


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.