The ship is named after the Lofoten archipelago, which lies just north of the Arctic Circle. Famous for their dramatic scenery, the islands are often described as `nature´s masterpiece’. With its unique lounges and panoramic decks, MS Lofoten is inimitable in its own right. Get ready for a classic Hurtigruten experience onboard this beauty!
End of an Era with MS Lofoten
The upcoming 2020 season is your last chance to experience MS Lofoten’s evocative 1960s atmosphere on our famous 12-day, 34-port voyage along the Norwegian coast.
In December 2020, after 55 years faithfully sailing the Norwegian coast every day and every season, MS Lofoten will stop her daily service between Bergen and Kirkenes. Affectionately known as ‘The Old Lady of the Sea’, she is the most classic ship in our family and a glorious testament to the golden age of ocean liners. We invite you to come and be a part of her historic, final scheduled sailings, before she sets off on the next stage of her seafaring life.
Photo: Michael Holfelder, Agurtxane Concellon, Trond Gansmoe Johnsen and Ørjan Bertelsen
In a class of her own
The highlight of MS Lofoten is her authenticity. Much of the ship’s original décor has been lovingly restored and maintained, such as wood-panelled interiors, various brass fittings, original art, and porthole windows. She boasts comfortable lounges, generous panorama decks, and simple, cosy cabins. All add to her charm as a firm favourite for past guests. Her long-standing years of service mean she is also officially protected as a key part of Norway’s maritime heritage, and rightly so.
The smallest ship in our fleet carrying an average of 100 passengers, MS Lofoten attracts discerning travellers who prefer an intimate atmosphere and an authentic experience. The ship’s size and nostalgia for vintage sailings of the 1960s make it easy to meet and make friends with fellow passengers who will likely share your appreciation for her timeless beauty.
Guests on MS Lofoten always rave about the Coastal Kitchen concept on board, especially the delicious four-course dinners inspired by the menus from the 1960s. Expect lavish buffets of prawns, crab, mussels, salmon, cod, and Arctic char, each delivered fresh from local suppliers at ports we visit during the voyage. In the style of a grand hotel, customary sherries or aperitifs are enjoyed before dinner, and for an extra touch, our crew don traditional uniforms to serve the food from silver platters.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon and Christian Hühn
- Special programme that enhances the classic Hurtigruten experience and spirit of the 1960s
- Special four-course dinners
- Additional activities especially designed for voyages on MS Lofoten
- Two sun decks
- Panorama lounge
- Café-bar including a lounge in the aft
- Extra lounge at the front
Tel: +47 91 35 20 00
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