MS Finnmarken refurbishment
In early 2020, MS Finnmarken will undergo the biggest refurbishment in Hurtgruten’s history. Five new suites will be added to the top of the ship, boasting the best views. The modern Activity Center, which features on MS Richard With, MS Nordlys and MS Roald Amundsen, will be introduced, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy activities and lectures with the Expedition Team. Three restaurants; Aune, Fredheim and Lindstrøm will feature, each with their own unique dining concept alongside a grill on the top deck (which will be the hotspot for delicious outdoor barbecues. The swimming pool and two Jacuzzis will have improvements made and a Wellness Center with two treatment rooms will be added for on board pampering sessions.
For fitness fanatics, three gym areas will be introduced, two of which will be outside. The Explorer lounge and bar will be renovated with a sleek and stylish result that offers fantastic views of the beautiful natural landscapes. Lastly, all public areas and existing suites will be fully refurbished using natural Scandinavian materials such as granite, oak and birch, creating elegant and comfortable interior design.
Beautifully appointed and decorated in an Art Deco style, MS Finnmarken showcases rich colours, bold geometric shapes and decadent ornamentation. She offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and requirements. Inside and Ocean View cabins are exceptionally well laid out but if you require extra space, a Mini Suite or Suite is for you (the latter features a sizeable balcony!).
Experience delicious authentic Norwegian cuisine and eat like a true local with Hurtigruten’s unique dining concept, Norway’s Coastal Kitchen. Guaranteeing seasonal fresh food from the local area, the talented chefs proudly tell the story of the local coastline through their delicious dishes.
Visiting so many ports, there is an exceptional opportunity for the chefs to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day. Imagine savouring Arctic char in a dish with asparagus and Roswald potatoes, knowing it was caught by a local fisherman just hours before you sat down to enjoy it.
For lighter snacks, the 24 hour Morestuen Café will satisfy your every need. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted by Babettes Café, with both inside and outside seating. Choose from berry tarts, giant chocolate chip cookies, meringues, cupcakes, ice cream, speciality coffee and other indulgent treats that change daily.
The everchanging landscape is the true appeal of MS Finnmarken. Relax in the Brotoppen Panorama Lounge, with its floor to ceiling windows it offers endless breathtaking views of the unfolding scenery. With the bar service, this is a great place to relax with a drink in hand.
MS Finnmarken is the only Hurtigruten ship to feature both a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Unwind in one of the two, or simply lie back in on one of the comfortable sun loungers to enjoy a gentle parade of beautiful landscapes.
For unparalleled views of the coastline, walk all the way to the tip of the ship. At night, keep an eye out for shooting stars or the emerald streaked display of the northern lights. One of the delights of cruising aboard MS Finnmarken is you’re rarely out of sight of land and there are many opportunities to stop and explore.
When crossing the Arctic Circle, crew regularly treat guests to a special ceremony involving ice and a warm shot of alcohol.
See all featured MS Finnmarken cruises