MS Nordlys

Both the name and the interior design of MS Nordlys are inspired by the spectacular northern lights (Aurora Borealis).

A small boat in a large body of water

About the Ship

  • Year built 1994
  • Year of refurbishment 2019
  • Shipyard Volkswerft (D)
  • Passenger capacity 590
  • Beds 471
  • Car capacity 24
  • Gross tonnage 11,204
  • Length 121.8 m/ 400 ft
  • Beam 19.2 m/ 63 ft
  • Speed 18 knots

The art, décor and colors applied aboard this ship are all inspired by the northern lights. The delicate aesthetic creates a distinct and unique onboard ambience. MS Nordlys is a comfortable ship. Passengers are invited to kick back after a long day experiencing one of Hurtigruten´s many excursions and activities in comfy recliners in the ship’s lounges.

Photo: Gunnar E. Nilsen – Guest image / Hurtigruten , Françoise Bellot – Guest image, Katherine Iversen – Guest image / Hurtigruten and Martin Kipping – Guest image

 

Refurbishment in 2019

In May 2019 MS Nordlys was refurbished. All cabins got a makeover, while new cabin grades were added. The upgrade saw a number of new features being added to the ship:

  • All staterooms and suites are fully upgraded to match Hurtigruten’s new standards. On deck 6, a number of cabins were merged into larger suites, some with large bay windows and spectacular views.
  • In addition to a full makeover, the aft-facing Torget main restaurant has large deck-to-ceiling windows.
  • The brand-new Activity Center will act as the on-board headquarter for Hurtigruten’s Expedition Team.
  • Kysten Fine Dining - serving innovative dishes based on high quality, local produce such as ultra-fresh seafood - is slightly different from other Hurtigruten ships, and also be open for a la carte lunch.
  • The gym on deck 7 is bigger, the sauna upgraded and two aft-facing outdoor hot tubs are added.
  • Two new lecture halls have been added on deck 4, together with the open Kompass information and shopping area, where guests can enjoy exclusive offers on outdoor clothing and other items.
  • On deck 7, the informal and hugely popular Hurtigruten venue Multe Bakery is now open- serving freshly baked cakes and pastries, smørbrød (open sandwiches with generous amounts of topping), smoothies, a large assortment of local ice cream with homemade toppings, premium coffee, organic herbal tea, and premium juice.
  • The forward-facing Explorer Lounge and Panorama Bar offers a unique atmosphere and the best views on the ship – with front-row seats for enjoying the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, wildlife and nature as it passes by.

Expedition Team On Board

MS Nordlys has her own onboard Expedition Team that serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the ship´s sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team will host a lecture and presentation program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may 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,” and encourage you take part in “friluftsliv” hikes and activities during the cruise.

The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. Read more about our Expedition Teams here.

 

Special features: 

  • Expedition Team
  • Outdoor explorer deck
  • Large panorama and observation lounges with great views
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Separate à la carte option restaurant
  • Fitness room and sauna
  • Wi-Fi
  • Elevator
  • Conference room
  • Car deck

 

Parking spaces on board

Please note the following dimensions for vehicles:

  • Max Length: 650 cm/ 21.3 ft
  • Max Breadth: 240 cm/ 7.9 ft
  • Max Height: 220 cm/ 7.2 ft
  • Max Weight: 5000 kg/ 11,023 lbs

 

Contact

Tel: +47 99 48 72 74
Email: [email protected]
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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

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

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

    • Suite on upper decks for up to 4 travelers

      Suite on upper decks for up to four people, with a double bed (and sofa beds), full view, sofa, fridge and TV.

      Cabin grade: M4

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Mini suite on upper deck for up to 4 travelers

      Mini suite on upper deck for up to four people. The suite comes with a double bed and sofa bed, full view, fridge and TV.

      Cabin grade: Q4

      • 183 - 248 sq ft
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite on upper deck for up to 4 travelers

      Refurbished suite on upper deck for four people, with a double bed (and sofa beds), fridge and TV. The cabin has a bay window with full view.

      Cabin grade: MG4

      • 161 - 215 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on upper decks, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC, tea and coffee-making facilities and TVs. The cabins have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Upper decks for 2 travelers

      Arctic Superior cabin on upper decks for two people, with double bed, full view and TV.

      Cabin grade: P2D

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      Arctic Superior cabin on upper deck for two people, with double bed, full view and TV.

      Cabin grade: U2D

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • P2 - Upper deck for two travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for two people on the upper decks have a bathroom with shower and WC, and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin grade: P2

      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Accessible suite on top deck

      Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people on top deck. This spacious cabin has a wider door, accessible bathroom and double bed.

      Cabin grade: YA

      • 15 - 20 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some cabins have double beds, while others have separate beds, one of which is a sofa bed, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      Refurbished outside cabin on upper deck for two people. The cabin comes with a double bed, TV, and has a limited view.

      Cabin grade: J2D

      • 90 - 121 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle decks for 2 travelers

      Refurbished outside cabin on middle decks for two people. The cabin comes with a double bed, full view and TV.

      Cabin grade: N2D

      • 90 - 121 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • N3 - Middle deck for three travelers

      These standard outside cabins for three people on the middle decks have separate beds and bathrooms with shower and WC.

      Cabin grade: N3

      • 90 - 121 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • N2 - Middle deck for two travelers

      These standard outside cabins for two people on the middle decks have separate beds and bathrooms with shower and WC.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 90 - 121 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Lower deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower and WC. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: L2

      • 94 - 121 sq ft
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • 1 bed/1 couch
    • O2 - Middle deck for two travelers

      These comfortable cabins for two people on the middle/upper decks have bathrooms with shower and WC.

      Cabin grade: O2

      • 90 - 121 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower and WC. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: J2

      • 90 - 121 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 bed/1 couch
  • Polar Inside

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

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

      Cabin grade: I2

      • 90 - 118 sq ft
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • 1 bed/1 couch

Decks

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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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