MS Nordlys

Both the name and the interior design of this modern expedition ship are inspired by the spectacular Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

MS Nordlys in the winter sun in Norway

About the Ship

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

MS Trollfjord to temporarily replace MS Nordlys

From 23 September 2024 until 28 November 2024, MS Trollfjord will replace MS Nordlys on voyages of The Coastal Express.

For more information on this, please see our FAQs.

About MS Nordlys

The art, décor and colours employed aboard this ship are all inspired by the northern lights. The delicate aesthetic creates a distinct and unique on-board ambience. Passengers are invited to relax after a long day experiencing Hurtigruten´s various excursions and activities in comfy reclining chairs in the one of the ship’s lounges.

The Coastal Experience

During your voyage, our onboard Coastal Experience Team will enhance your experience by offering engaging insights on the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter along the way. Join one of their expert lectures, listen to them talk about wildlife on deck, or head ashore with them on a `friluftsliv´ hike.

The Coastal Experience

During your voyage, our onboard Coastal Experience Team will enhance your experience by offering engaging insights on the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter along the way. Join one of their expert lectures, listen to them talk about wildlife on deck, or head ashore with them on a `friluftsliv´ hike.

Your coastal experience

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Ship facilities

For relaxing

  • Stylish bar with a wide range of beverages

  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship

  • Large outdoor sun deck with comfortable furniture

  • Shop stocked with essentials, and souvenirs

  • Observation saloon and panorama lounge

For being active & enjoying food

  • A range of thought-provoking lectures with the Coastal Experience Team

  • Snow shoes and walking poles available for rent

  • Main restaurant Torget for all three daily meals

  • A la carte fine-dining restaurant Kysten

  • All-day dining bistro Brygga

  • Sauna and fitness rooms

  • Ice cream and bakery Multe

 

Contact & Information

MS Nordlys

By phone: +47 99 48 72 74
By email: [email protected]

Vehicles onboard coastal voyages must fit the following dimensions:

  • Max Length: 650 cm/ 21.3 ft
  • Max Width: 245 cm/ 8 ft
  • Max Height: 220 cm/ 7.5 ft
  • Max Weight: 5000 kg/ 11,023 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.

Related cruises

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 with double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others.

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

    • Suite on upper deck for up to 4 travellers

      Refurbished suite on upper deck for 4 people, with a double bed (and sofa beds), minibar and TV. The cabin has a bay window with full view.

      Cabin code: MG4

      • 15 - 20 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite on upper decks for up to 4 travellers

      Suite on upper decks for up to 4 people, with a double bed (and sofa beds), full view, sofa, minibar and TV.

      Cabin code: M4

      • 28 - 30 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Mini suite on upper deck for 4 travellers

      Mini suite on upper deck for up to 4 people. The suite comes with a double bed and sofa bed, full view, minibar and TV. Please note that cabins 517, 518, 605 and 606 have two smaller windows.

      Cabin code: Q4

      • 15 - 20 m2
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Mini Suite on upper deck

      These comfortable suites have a double bed, TV, minibar, bathroom with shower and WC, and great view. Please note that cabin 643 is wheelchair accessible; please contact us to book.

      Cabin code: Q2

      • 17 - 23 m2
      • 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 travellers

      Arctic superior cabin on upper decks for 2 people, with double bed, full view and TV.

      Cabin code: P2D

      • 8 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

      Arctic superior cabin on upper deck for 2 people, with double bed, full view and TV.

      Cabin code: U2D

      • 8 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

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

      Cabin code: P2

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin 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 travellers

      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 code: J2

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

      Refurbished outside cabin on upper deck for 2 people. The cabin comes with a double bed, TV, and has a limited view.

      Cabin code: J2D

      • 5 - 13 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      Refurbished outside cabin on middle decks for 2 people. The cabin comes with separate beds, full view, bathrooms, shower, WC and a TV.

      Cabin code: N2

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
    • Middle decks for 2 travellers

      Refurbished outside cabin on middle decks for 2 people. The cabin comes with a double bed, full view, bathrooms, shower, WC and a TV.

      Cabin code: N2D

      • 7 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

      Refurbished outside cabin on middle decks for 2 people. The cabin comes with separate beds, full view, bathrooms, shower, WC and a TV.

      Cabin code: N3

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Lower deck for 2 travellers

      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.

      Cabin code: L2

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      Outside cabin on middle decks for up to 2 people. The cabin has a single bed/sofa with 1 pullman bed, full view and TV.

      Cabin code: O2

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
  • 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 travellers

      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 code: I2

      • 8 - 11 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch

Decks

  • 2 Deck 2
  • 3 Deck 3
  • 4 Deck 4
  • 5 Deck 5
  • 6 Deck 6
  • 7 Deck 7
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