MS Nordlys




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Discover Norway on MS Nordlys cruises

If you want to see the Northern Lights on your next big adventure, MS Nordlys cruises let you do just that – all while enjoying premium comfort. Offering a bountiful selection of sailings going northbound, southbound, and roundtrip along Norway’s breathtaking coastline, you’ll be able to find the sailing that perfectly fits your calendar and budget in a matter of moments. Not only will have the chance to see Aurora Borealis, you’ll sail through stunning fjords, colossal mountain ranges, and visit quaint villages that you’ll never want to leave!

However, MS Nordlys cruises are more than just their ports of call, and Hurtigruten have meticulously crafted a ship that offers plenty of activities and things to do. Learn more about Norway and its storied history at one of the two lecture halls. Reserve a table at Kysten Fine Dining and order up some delectable seafood. Make some travel plans or meet some like-minded adventurers at the Explorer Lounge and Panorama Bar. You’ll have so much to do on a MS Nordlys cruise that you’ll just have to book another voyage.

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MS Nordlys Accommodation options


Packed with all the essentials, you’ll never go wrong on any of the cabins available on MS Nordlys cruises. Wonderfully designed with all the essentials, the Polar Inside cabin is a great choice for MS Nordlys travellers who plan to spend much of their voyage exploring the destination or the ship. Fitted with a large window directly facing the ocean, the Polar Outside cabin is fantastic for guests who love to observe their destination at all points of their voyage. Located near some of the popular locales during any MS Nordlys cruise, the Arctic Superior cabins serve as the hallmark of relaxation and comfort, with plenty of space to unwind and rest after a busy day of adventure.

Expedition Suites

Easily the most luxurious spot spaces on MS Nordlys cruises, the Expedition suites feature a wealth of space and a number of amenities and services any guest would love. Gorgeously decorated with a distinct Scandinavian touch, from the wood finished walls to the local photography and art, Expedition suites offer a room like no other on MS Nordlys.

Dining options of MS Nordlys


Enjoy lunch-time delights with your closest friends and new-found travel companions by spending an early afternoon at Brygga. Using only the freshest of local ingredients, this lovely bistro and café offers a fantastic selection of light treats, salads, wraps, and sandwiches as well as flavour filled sirloin steaks, burgers, and locally inspired pizzas. Take it easy and bite into some jam-packed flavours by visiting Brygga on your MS Nordlys cruise.


Thinking about planning a special evening during a MS Nordlys cruise? We can’t help but recommend booking a table at their fine dining restaurant Kysten. This a la carte restaurant strictly uses only fresh, local seafood and produce to create every tantalising dish, and guests immediately taste it on their first bite. Featuring an enchanting Scandinavian-inspired and seafood-based menu, reserve a table at Kysten during a MS Nordlys cruise and you’ll be enjoying unforgettable food whilst simultaneously viewing extraordinary Norwegian vistas.

Other Dining Options:

  • Torget / Main Restaurant
  • Multe Café
  • Panorama Bar

MS Nordlys Entertainment & Things to do

Explorer Lounge

Boasting jaw-dropping views and plenty of cushioned seats and armchairs in which to enjoy it, the Explorer Lounge is an absolute must on MS Nordlys cruises. With floor-to-ceiling windows you’ll be able to truly experience the wonders of the Norwegian coast during your MS Nordlys cruise without feeling the cold winds that pass over the ship. Plus, with the Panorama Bar available and serving up some fantastic drinks both hot and cold, you can spend your mornings or afternoons planning the next part of your adventure with a refreshing drink in hand.

Other onboard activities and things to do:

    • Sauna
    • Fitness Room
    • Conference room
    • Car deck
    • Hot tub
    • Onboard lectures
    • Young Explorers Program
    • Enrichment Activities
    • Kompass – Information and Shopping


  • Built: 1994
  • Shipyard:Volkswerft (D)
  • Passenger capacity: 590
  • Beds: 460
  • Car capacity: 35
  • Gross Tonnage:11,204
  • Length: 121.8 m
  • Beam: 19.2 m
  • Speed: 18 knots