MS Nordlys

Passenger Capacity
Length in Feet
Onboard Crew
Built In 1994 | Registry Norway | Total Staterooms 223

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

The ship's art, decor and colours are all inspired by the Northern Lights. Working with her light and delicate interior, Norwegian artists have created a unique and distinct environment on board. Passengers are encouraged to relax in the ship's elegant maritime atmosphere in a choice of lounges and comfortable reclining chairs after a day of experiencing the various excursions and activities.

Other Sailings For This Ship

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. 

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.

No Kids program offered.


There is a small gym with half a dozen exercise machines on Deck 2. Separate men's and women's saunas are right next door. You'll need to ask reception for the key to use any of these.

A promenade encircles Deck 5 and is great for walking. On warm, sunny days, however, passengers line the deck willy-nilly with lounge chairs, creating an obstacle course.

Two whirlpool tubs are located on Deck 6, aft.

Deck Overview

Additional Ship Facts

  • Gross Tonnage : 11,204
  • Cruising Speed : 15 Knots
  • Number Of Lower Berth : 469
  • Place Built :
  • Width : 19.2 m
  • Car Space : 45
  • Countries Represented : Norway

Room Category Legend

  • M2 Expedition Suites
  • Q2 Expedition Suites
  • U3 Arctic Superior
  • P2 Polar Outside
  • N2 Polar Outside
  • N3 Polar Outside
  • J2 Polar Outside
  • U2 Arctic Superior
  • I2 Polar Inside
  • L2 Polar Outside
  • L3 Polar Outside
  • M Suite
  • Q Mini Suite
  • U Arctic Superior
  • P Arctic Superior
  • I Polar Inside
  • O Polar Outside
  • N Polar Outside
  • L Polar Outside
  • J Polar Outside
  • UNI Polar Inside Guarantee
  • USD Polar Outside Guarantee
  • USP Artica Superior Guarantee
  • UNB3 Arctic Superior
  • V SD Arctic Superior
  • VU2D Arctic Superior
  • USPB Arctic Superior
  • V M4 Expedition Suites
  • USPD Arctic Superior
  • USPI Polar Inside
  • OPET Polar Outside
  • V Q2 Expedition Suites
  • VMG4 Expedition Suites
  • V O2 Polar Outside
  • V Q4 Expedition Suites
  • M4 Expedition Suites
  • O3 Polar Outside
  • O2 Polar Outside
  • Q4 Expedition Suites
  • U2D Arctic Superior
  • P2D Arctic Superior
  • N2D Polar Outside
  • V U2 Arctic Superior
  • UNT3 Polar Outside
  • J2D Polar Outside
  • MG4 Expedition Suites
  • V L2 Polar Outside
  • PETO Polar Outside
  • V J2 Polar Outside
  • SD Polar Outside
  • V P2 Arctic Superior
  • V N2 Polar Outside
  • V N3 Polar Outside
  • VPET Polar Outside
  • USPT Polar Outside
  • V M2 Expedition Suites
  • V U3 Arctic Superior