This modern and environmentally friendly ship is the perfect vessel for exploring some of the world’s most fascinating locations. Sail with experts, as Hurtigruten’s long history of travelling to Arctic waters dates back to 1896.
Named after the Arctic crown of Norway – the archipelago of Spitsbergen. Her name, selected by fond fans of the line, is of great significance to Hurtigruten, because it is where founder Richard With first ventured into Arctic explorer tourism. After complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen re-joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins.
The vessel´s fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive, and we plan further improvements that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.
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 enjoy telling the story of the local area through their delicious dishes. Breakfast and lunch are catered for with an extensive buffet, while three-course dining is on offer for evening meals.
Keep active during your voyage with the modern equipment on offer in the fitness centre.
Mingle with fellow guests in the Main Lounge and expand your understanding of this fascinating part of the world with daily multimedia presentations and lectures by wildlife experts and scientists. The Observation Lounge, with its 270-degree view offers a panorama of the consistently breath-taking scenery that rolls out before the ship. Younger passengers will find plenty to do in the children’s playroom, nursery, and video games arcade, while the internet café makes it easy to keep those back home updated on your adventure. Guests will not want to miss Hurtigruten’s special Arctic Circle baptism ceremony, which takes place on the Sun Deck, and where wonderful changes of light and, on the right occasion, the emerald display of the Northern Lights can be observed. As an exploration ship, MS Spitsbergen offers an extensive excursion programme for truly unforgettable experiences.