MS Polarlys

Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.

MS Polarlys sailing alongside a fishing boat in Norway

About the Ship

  • Year built 1996
  • Year of refurbishment 2016
  • Shipyard Ulstein Mek. Verk. (N)
  • Passenger capacity 619
  • Beds 503
  • Gross tonnage 11,341
  • Length 123 m
  • Beam 19.5 m
  • Speed 18 knots

MS Polarlys was refurbished in 2016 to include a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. The cabins on deck 2 and 3 were upgraded in 2023. On board are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of our two hot tubs. There is a comfortable bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink.  

The vessel also has a large compass area where you find the reception, the Coastal Experience Team, a conference room and a shop. The top deck of the boat features a sun deck, observation saloon and panorama lounge, all of which provide splendid views of spectacular coastal scenery. 

 

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 Polarlys

By phone: +47 99 48 72 75

By email: [email protected]

Through facebook: Facebook

 

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.

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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

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

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

    • Suite for up to 4 travelers

      These elegant suites on the upper deck for up to four people have a double bed, some have a separate bedroom, a seating area with sofa and two chairs, TV, minibar, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, and Wi-Fi.

      Cabin code: M4

      • 28 - 30 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable suites for up to two people on the upper deck have a double bed, some have a sofa group or a chair, TV, minibar, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities and Wi-Fi.

      Cabin code: Q2

      • 16 - 19 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite for up to 4 travelers

      These comfortable suites for up to four people on the upper deck have a double bed, some have a sofa group or a chair, TV, minibar, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities and Wi-Fi.

      Cabin code: Q4

      • 16 - 19 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities and TV. All have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    (Note: All Arctic superior cabins on deck 5 have the promenade deck outside.)

    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have a double bed, a chair, TV, hair dryer, and coffee and tea facilities.

      Cabin code: U2D

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Upper decks for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have a double bed, a chair, TV, hair dryer and coffee and tea facilities. One cabin does not have chair or coffee and tea facilities and has limited view.

      Cabin code: P2D

      • 10 - 13 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, a TV, and hair dryer. The cabins have double beds, separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. 

    • Upper and middle deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished cabins for up to two people on the upper or middle decks have a double bed, some with separate beds or bunk beds where one can be turned into a sofa, a chair, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: O2

      • 8 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Upper and middle deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished cabins for up to two people on the upper or middle decks have a double bed, a chair, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: O2D

      • 8 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Double bed
    • Upper and middle deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished cabins for up to three people on the upper or middle decks have a double bed, some with separate beds or bunk beds where one can be turned into a sofa, a chair, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: O3

      • 8 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Varied bed types
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished, outside cabins for up to three people have, some with separate beds or bunk beds where one can be turned into a sofa, a chair, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: N3

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Middle deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished, outside cabins for up to two people have separate beds or bunk beds where one can be turned into a sofa, a chair, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: N2

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Middle deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished, outside cabins for up to two people have a double bed, a chair, and hair dryer, and some have a TV.

      Cabin code: N2D

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Double bed
    • Lower deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished, outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have a double bed, some separate beds or bunk beds where one can be turned into a sofa, a chair, TV, and hair dryer. The cabins have portholes.

      Cabin code: L2

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
    • Lower deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished, outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have a double bed, a chair, TV, and hair dryer. The cabins have portholes.

      Cabin code: L2D

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • Double bed
    • Upper deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the upper decks have separate bed and a bunk bed where one can be turned into a sofa, TV, and hair dryer. The cabins have limited view.

      Cabin code: J3

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the upper decks have a double bed. The cabins have a limited view.

      Cabin code: J2D

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our cozy Polar inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC, a TV, and hair dryer. All the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Lower deck for 1 traveler

      These comfortable, refurbished standard inside cabins for one person on the lower deck have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, a chair, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: I1

      • 8 - 11 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Lower deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished standard inside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, a chair, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: I2

      • 8 - 11 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
    • Upper deck for up to 3 travelers

      These superior inside cabins for up to three people on the upper deck have separate beds and bunk beds where one can be turned into a sofa, TV, and hair dryer.

      Cabin code: K3

      • 8 - 9 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed

Decks

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