MS Fridtjof Nansen (2020)

MS Fridtjof Nansen


  • An emphasis on natural materials mostly sourced from Norway
  • Simple & clean design that is classically Scandinavian and allows the beauty of nature to take centre stage
  • 20% reduction in harmful emissions
  • Design created in collaboration between Rolls-Royce and the famous Norwegian yacht designer Espen Øino
  • Will feature large observation decks, infinity pools and Jacuzzis where guests will be able to relax and embrace the beauty of the nature around them
  • Has a strengthened hull specifically designed for breaching ice

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. From 2020, she will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

Featuring Hurtigruten's revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship MS Roald Amundsen.

Combining state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled destinations, the two Norwegian built ships introduces the next generation of adventure travel.

Onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen

The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50% will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor Jacuzzis with spectacular views.

The core of the onboard experience is the Nansen Science Center, an edutainment venue to guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. Nansen Science Center will also be the on board HQ for the Expedition Team.
MS Fridtjof Nansen's three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim – the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you will indulge in low key yet refined, modern Norwegian Nordic cooking – where our honest and delicious cuisine reflects our destinations.

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer Lounge, a large gym and Wellness center, or enjoy the scenery and sunsets on the massive in- and outdoor Observation Decks with the aft infinity pool and jacuzzis as one of the highlights.

Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides and guardians on your voyage of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

MS Fridtjof Nansen will feature a variety of custom built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas.

Ultimate Adventure Experience

What's more, for guests on board, sailing with electrical power is not only more environmentally friendly but it also provides a better voyage experience. With the near silent propulsion, seeing some of the nature's most incredible sights from the best vantage point and getting up close to marine wildlife is all the easier.

MS Roald Amundsen is especially designed for expeditions into polar waters and will be able to glide alongside glaciers almost noiselessly. She is fully equipped for the unique Hurtigruten learning program - with lecture theatres and a science centre as well as a strong environmental profile, there is no better ship on which to experience polar exploration in an environmentally conscious way.

Year built2020
Passenger capacity530
Gross tonnage: 20 889
Length: 140m
Speed: 15 knots