MS Midnatsol

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Built In 2003 | Registry Norway | Total Staterooms 301

The name Midnatsol(Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Norwegian summer.

MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and a modern design. The interior's bright, colourful decor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. She is also a TV star, being featured in the award winning documentary "Hurtigruten 365", made by Norwegian TV. On deck 9 you find the sun deck and a Jacuzzi. Key qualities of the MS Midnatsol include the large, two-story panorama lounge above the bow, and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter, while providing extraordinary views.

MS Midnatsol is an ice class 1X ship and equipped with advanced technology, making her very well suited for expedition voyages in Antarctica. In 2016 she will begin to take explorers on adventures to Patagonia and Antarctica.

Life Onboard


28 – 30 m2.
One or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.


8 – 13 m2.
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, table.
Upper decks.

Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers everyday. This means delicious new and fresh ingredients, both from coastal and inland areas.

Authentic food experiences
To enhance this unique concept, you will have food experiences not only in the restaurants, but also through storytelling. You can also enjoy tastings of seasonal produce on deck.

Children's play area, video arcade


Midnatsol has no pool. In its place a large sun deck functions, weather permitting, as a platform for passengers to recline in lounges to watch the drama of the fjords and islands parading by. There is a sauna and small gym, and many passengers can be found early in the morning circling the ship on Deck 6 at speeds ranging from hare to tortoise to snail.

Midnatsol has two bars, but one of them is only open during the warmest summer months. The main -- and for most of the year, the one and only -- bar, and its comfy little lounge, are located midship, just forward of the library and Internet cafe and aft of the two-deck observation lounge. 

Deck Overview

Additional Ship Facts

  • Beam : 21.5 m
  • Gross Tonnage : 16,151
  • Cruising Speed : 15 Knots
  • Place Built : Fosen Mek. Verk., Norway
  • Car Space : 45
  • Bed :