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MS Fridtjof Nansen

A fantastic addition to the Hurtigruten fleet, Fridtjof Nansen is one of the cruise line’s next generation of expedition ships. She is named after the Norwegian explorer and Noble Peace Prize laureate and pays homage to the historical roots of Norwegian polar expeditions throughout. The ship is currently under construction, but it has been confirmed that the ship features Hurtigruten’s battery hybrid powered propulsion system and is built for the next generation of adventure travel.

On-board, Scandinavian materials are mixed with relaxed interior design to make you feel at home, with plenty to see and experience to make your sailing entertaining, informative and unforgettable.

  • Launched: 2020
  • Refurbished:
  • Capacity: 530
  • Crew:
  • Launched in 2020
  • 1004 feet
  • 2909 passengers
  • 20 crew

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Lindstrom Restaurant - Hurtigruten


Fridtjof Nansen offers three dining venues, the main dining room is Aune, named after Tinus Aune – a Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier. Here, guests can enjoy buffet-style breakfast and open-seated lunches, with dinner either seated or buffet service. Fredheim – named after a 1900’s hunting station on Svalbard – is a social meeting place which offers light bites and snacks, while Lindstrøm is a speciality restaurant offering low key Nordic cooking. This restaurant is named after the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes – Adolf Lindstrøm.
Accommodation - Hurtigruten


There is a wide choice of cabins on-board Fridtjof Nansen, starting with Polar Outside which offers flexible sleeping arrangements and can fit up to four passengers. Next is the Arctic Superior, also for up to four passengers, with comfortable furnishings, sofa bed and most also include a balcony. The last category is Expedition Suite, which are well-appointed cabins, most of which have balconies and some have a private outside Jacuzzi. These can also fit up to four passengers, with comfortable sitting areas, espresso maker and bathrobes.
Northern Lights - Hurtigruten


While sailing on-board Fridtjof Nansen, you can explore the passing worlds with custom-built expedition equipment including a fleet of Blueye underwater drones which can be used to explore beneath the surface, as well as kayaks and large inflatable Zodiacs.

The ship also features a Wellness area with panoramic sauna for the ultimate relaxation, as well as a gym. Visit the pool deck for a chance to take a dip in the infinity pool, Jacuzzis or just enjoy a drink at the pool bar.

Fridtjof Nansen also features the Young Exporers’ Programme which is a complimentary, year-round programme for guests aged seven to 13 years. Unless sailing to Antarctica, there are no age restrictions on-board. When sailing to Antarctica, Hurtigruten does not accept children under five.

Observation Deck - Hurtigruten


The main attraction on-board Fridtjof Nansen is the Nansen Science Center, which offers an in-depth edutainment venue to guests and crew on-board. The centre is the headquarters for the on-board Expedition Team and allows for a deeper understanding of the areas explored during your cruise. Other areas to enjoy on-board include the elegant Explorer Lounge and outdoor Observation Decks.
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