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MS Nordkapp

MS Nordkapp is named after the northernmost point on mainland Europe: North Cape (71ºN) – one of the geographical highpoints you can visit on a…

About MS Nordkapp

MS Nordkapp is named after the northernmost point on mainland Europe: North Cape (71ºN) – one of the geographical highpoints you can visit on a Hurtigruten voyage.

MS Nordkapp was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, a 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. We also have a cosy bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink. The ship additionally has a large compass area with reception, a tour guide, conference room and shop.

MS Nordkapp was christened by Norway´s Queen Sonja in 1996 and her maiden voyage was to the Shetland Islands. The ship started sailing the Norwegian coast in April 1996. She has also sailed in Antarctica. Since 2007, the vessel has been part of Hurtigruten´s fleet of ships dedicated to sailing the Norwegian coastline.

Ship Facts

Launch yearRefit yearLanguageGross tonnageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCapacityCrew countDeck countWheelchair cabin countElectrical plugs
19962016no+en11386123.3 meters19.5 metersNOK18 knots5907063 types:
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Accommodation

Expedition Suite

Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on board. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins 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.

Arctic Superior

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

Polar Outside

Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separated single beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths. A few of the cabins have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Polar Inside

Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Expedition Suite | Suite for up to 2 travellers

These elegant, refurbished suites are situated on the upper deck. They feature a separate bedroom, double bed, sofa in the sitting area that can be made into a double bed, free Wi-Fi, TV, hair dryer, bathrobes, blanket, and coffee and tea facilities.

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Mini suite for 2 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished suites for up to two people on the upper deck have a double bed, two chairs in a sitting area, free Wi-Fi, TV, hair dryer, bathrobes, blanket, and coffee∘ and tea facilities.

Facilities

  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Mini suite for up to 4 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished suites for up to two people on the upper deck have a double bed, two chairs in a sitting area, free Wi-Fi, TV, hair dryer, bathrobes, blanket, and coffee and tea facilities.

Facilities

  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished outside cabins for up to two people on the top/upper decks have a double bed, TV, one chair and small desk, and coffee and tea facilities.

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Machine
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished outside cabins∘ for up to two people on the upper deck have a double bed, TV, one chair and a small desk, and coffee and tea facilities.

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Upper deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished outside cabins for up to three people on the upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, bunk beds and a TV. The cabins have limited or no view.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer

Polar Outside | Lower deck for 2 travellers

These are comfortable outside cabins, situated on lower decks. They have separate beds, where one of the beds can be turned into a sofa. These are cabins with portholes, some with limited or no view.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have double beds, a TV, a chair and small desk. The cabins have limited∘ or no view.

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Lower deck for 2 travellers

These are comfortable outside cabins, situated on lower decks. They have separate beds, where one of the beds can be turned into a sofa. These are cabins with portholes, some with limited or no view.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have separated single beds, one chair and a desk, and a hairdryer.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer

Polar Outside | Middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have separated single beds, one chair and a desk, and a hairdryer.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle/lower decks have bathroom with shower/WC, and single beds, one of which converts into a sofa

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer

Polar Outside | Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to three people on the middle deck have separate single beds, bunk beds, one chair and desk, and a hairdryer.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Upper deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished cabins for up to three people on the upper decks have single beds, bunk beds, and a TV.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle/lower decks have bathroom with shower/WC and double beds.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Wheelchair accessible cabin for 2 travellers

Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people with wider door, accessible WC and adjusted bed, as well as one chair, a table, desk and hairdryer. (We have a limited number of wheelchair accessible cabins, so we ask that they are booked by guests who require these cabins. Please inform us in advance of your disability - you will find Hurtigruten contact information on the Booking Confirmation document.)

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Lower deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people∘ on the lower deck have separate single beds, one of which converts into a sofa, plus one chair and desk.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Upper deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, refurbished standard inside cabins for three people on the upper deck have separate single beds, one of which converts into a sofa, bunk beds, and a TV.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Entertainment

Enjoy the art of relaxation as you cruise the Norwegian coast with great views and good company. Our Coastal Experience Team is on hand to enhance your trip with a series of lectures and activities on board.

Explorer Bar

What really makes the Explorer Bar stand out is the atmosphere of the surrounding lounge and the panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Order from a range of hot and cold beverages, relax in a comfortable armchair, chat with a drink in hand, and watch the world go by.

The Explorer Bar serves premium coffee, organic teas, hot chocolate, fruit juices, various Norwegian beers, red, white, and rosé wine, and a collection of Norwegian aquavit that would make any spirit lover jump for joy.

Enjoy along with a selection of snacks, such as grilled sandwiches using local ham and cheese, or even a Norwegian speciality: dried fish! 

Outdoor Walking Deck

The outdoor walking deck is located on deck 5.

Shopping

Selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.

Library

The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English.

Dining

Torget

Where do many of those who live along the coast get their ingredients from? The local food marked. In the same way as the markets in the local communities, Torget is the local center for food on board Hurtigruten, with much to see, hear and smell, our main restaurant offers a varied selection of dishes for the three meals of the day.

Breakfast - served from 7am Start the day with a selection of hot dishes and a buffet of fresh bread, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, smoothies, juices, energy shots, porridge, salmon, eggs, and pancakes.

Lunch - served from 12pm From short-traveled products and based on the season's best ingredients, our chefs create bountiful buffets. Taste your way through a culinary journey based on our local, short-traveled products. There is a great selection of vegan dishes every day. Look for the vegan brand and try a sustainable plant-based meal.

Dinner – served from 6pm Enjoy a three-course dinner and choose from different dishes each day during the journey. There will be a selection of meat and fish dishes. There is a great selection of vegan dishes every day, look for the vegan label on the menu, and try a sustainable plant-based meal.. Each dinner ends with traditional desserts such as homemade cakes, sorbets or pudding - preferably with berry sauces.

Kysten

Dine in style at Kysten, our à la carte restaurant. The name "Kysten" reflects the restaurant's simple, elegant and modern style. Here you can enjoy delicious dishes from our skilled chefs, who use the best ingredients the Norwegian coast has to offer.

Look forward to a menu based on seaweed and kelp, extra tender reindeer and juicy scallops with local butter and wild herbs. You can be sure that the seafood is fresh, that the meat comes from free-range animals, and that the cheeses have won several awards.

Choose a wine to go with the food from the expert selection on our wine list or try a wine package in which Hurtigruten's best wine tasters have paired wine with the food. If you choose our Platinum package, you can eat all three meals every day here as part of the journey.

Multe

Let the aroma of freshly baked cakes and pastries guide you to Multe. This onboard bakery serves open sandwiches, called smørbrød, piled with generous helpings of toppings. Treat yourself to fresh smoothies, a choice of coffees, and luscious ice cream direct from Lofoten.

The name Multe means ‘cloudberry’ in Norwegian. Jam made from this rare Arctic berry can be sampled in the bakery, often served with waffles and generous dollops of whipped cream or ice cream.

All the favourite ice cream flavours are present, plus a few Norwegian inspired ones which you might like to try, like the brunost – brown cheese – ice cream. Two scoops or three? 

Brygga

The name of our onboard bistro can be translated from the Norwegian as ‘wharf’. As you’ll probably see during your voyage with us, wharves on the Norwegian coast are typically busy places bustling with workers loading and unloading cargo, without much time for a relaxing sit-down meal.

It’s fitting then that Brygga serves easy-to-eat yet satisfying dishes such as fresh salads, sandwiches, wraps, and good old comfort food like freshly prepared pizzas and gastro burgers. Try the soup of the day, sirloin steak, or grilled salmon, and finish with locally-inspired desserts and sweet cakes.

Among these crowd pleasers is our mouth-watering signature shrimp sandwich, served with eggs, dill mayonnaise, and a wedge of lemon – a pure Norwegian classic.  

Enrichment

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 Team

Experts on the Norwegian coast, many of whom live locally, will be by your side as part of your voyage with us, showing you their home and sharing their stories with you.

When it comes to travelling, no guidebook, website, or mobile app can replace the human connection of having someone point out places that are special to them. And that’s where our onboard Coastal Experience Team come in. Using their hands-on experience of Norway and the Norwegian coast, they have one mission: to enhance your voyage by offering engaging insights on the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter along the way.

Excursions

Enhance your voyage with our wide range of optional excursions that allow you to delve deeper into the dramatic landscapes, rich history, and charming culture of Norway and Svalbard. We offer more than 130 excursions up and down the coast, each run by local suppliers who are ready to showcase the wonders of their home.

Take your pick from a palette of active adventures such as kayaking along Ålesund’s waterways, quad biking to the North Cape or snowshoeing in Tromsø. If you’re interested in history, you can join a World War II tour in Kristiansund or explore the hidden rooms of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.

There are plenty of opportunities to sample the delicacies of the Norwegian coast, too, with visits to the world’s northernmost brewery and boat trips to go king crab fishing with locals. We also recommend cultural visits that introduce you to Sámi culture or to the workings of a family-run dairy farm in Lofoten.

An excursion for every season

While many excursions are offered year-round, some are season specific. Summer is a glorious time to be in Norway and Svalbard, with a variety of activities that make the most of the long, leisurely days of the Midnight Sun. Why not enjoy a RIB safari in search of Sea Eagles or a guided e-bike tour around the island of Senja?

The cooler weather in autumn, winter, and spring turns Norway into a wonderland of snow, best enjoyed by dog sled or on cross-country skis. You could also try your hand at snowmobiling, hopefully with the Northern Lights dancing above.

Activities that are right for you

Our diverse excursions cater not just for varied interests but also for different mobility levels, so you can choose the activity that’s right for you.

We offer four distinct physical levels that cater to all - from accessible museum visits to challenging hikes that require a good level of fitness. Certain activities are even wheelchair-friendly, ensuring inclusivity for all.

Caring for the community

We work with on-the-ground suppliers to offer you a truly authentic experience with every excursion. These local outfits have a wealth of knowledge about the area, and they’re passionate about sharing their expertise and unique offerings with visitors like you.

Not only that, but your bookings help to preserve the local culture and heritage of the Norwegian coast. It feels great to know that your support directly benefits the people and communities who call this beautiful place home.

Hikers’ heaven

Feel a sense of friluftsliv, the Norwegian word that encapsulates a love of the outdoors, on optional hikes guided by your Coastal Experience Team.

You can purchase hikes individually, as a seasonal bundle of four, or as a pass that gives you access to all hikes.

How to book an excursion with Hurtigruten

It’s easy to book an excursion. To book online, go to our excursions hub and either input your booking reference or select your voyage from the drop-down menu. Choose the excursion you want and then click the ‘Add to Reservation’ button. A member of our team will then contact you to arrange payment and confirm your booking. 

Health & Fitness

Trim Fitness Centre

A basic fitness centre for passengers to enjoy.

Sauna

Head to the sauna and relax in luxury.

Jacuzzis

Relax in the jacuzzis whilst floating past the scenery.

Deckplans

Deck 7

  • Sun Deck
  • Explorer Bar
  • Outdoor Explorer Deck
  • Multe Bakery & Ice Cream 
  • Fitness Room 

Deck 6

  • Two Jacuzzis
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 5

  • Outdoor Walking Deck
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 4

  • Torget 
  • Kysten
  • Brygga
  • Kompass Adventure Reception
  • Information
  • Shop
  • Post Office
  • Lecture Halls 

Deck 3

  • Laundry
  • Gangway
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins

Deck 2

  • Car Deck
  • Hospital
  • Sauna
  • Tender Lobby
  • Outside Cabins

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