Connecting small towns and islands, MS Midnatsol offers unparalleled access to varied and spectacular scenery. Her small size and manoeuvrability allow her to explore narrow and out-of-the-way locations that bigger ships simply cannot access.
Launched in 2003, MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and a modern design. She is the third and last of three “Millennium-class” Hurtigruten ships, together with MS Finnmarken and MS Trollfjord. Named after the Norwegian midnight sun, MS Midnatsol lives up to her name with her bright, colourful décor and many modern art pieces to appreciate throughout the ship. She is also a star of the small screen, having been featured in the award-winning documentary "Hurtigruten 365", made by Norwegian TV.
The Exhibition Suites are bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, offering spectacular views from the privacy of your own suite. Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins, with their clean, modern décor. The bright Polar Outside cabins are a light and spacious option, while the Polar Inside cabins offer guests a warm and cosy stay.
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 took your seat in the main Midnatsol restaurant. For lighter snacks, the 24-hour café will satisfy your every need.
The ever-changing landscape is the special appeal of this ship. Relax in the two-story Panorama Lounge, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, offering endlessly breath-taking views of the unfolding scenery. At the top of the vessel, the sun deck allows passengers to soak in the bright sun while watching a gentle parade of beautiful landscapes. At night, guests will want to keep an eye out for shooting stars or the emerald-streaked display of the northern lights. The ships amphitheatre hosts outstanding lectures by experts, covering fascinating topics from the northern lights to Norwegian Christmas traditions. When crossing the Arctic Circle, crew regularly treat guests to a special ceremony and even dress up and recount mythical stories of the current location. One of the delights of cruising aboard the MS Midnatsol is that you are rarely out of sight of land and there are many opportunities to stop and explore.