MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. From 2019, 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.

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Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Expedition
  • Decks9
  • Cabins265
  • Size Small
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members-
  • Launch Year2019
  • CurrencyNOK
Unique Features

The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

Disabled Facilities

Hurtigruten are happy to welcome passengers with limited mobility onboard.

Passengers who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard size, foldable chair. Guest who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not to have a travel companion. Those who need assistance may need to be accompanied.

Excursions, however have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please talk to the tour leaders when you are onboard who will be able to advise to which excursions are suitable.

Dietary Requirements

Special diets can be catered for if requested in good time (preferably when booking). Passengers on strict diets e.g vegans, may find that there is limited choice.

Dress Code

On board dress is informal. Although some passengers choose to change for dinner the dress code is casual rather than formal. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage or even during the day. To cater for these variations it’s recommended to use the layered dress approach that enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily.

For all voyages it’s advised you to take breathable rain and windproof clothing. A warm hat, gloves, scarf and thermal clothing can be useful, together with thermal underwear, during the winter months. On land where it may be icy, sturdy shoes are important for shore excursions and a walking stick/trekking pole may be useful. You should pack a pair of UV protective sunglasses, even during the winter as the reflections of snow and ice can be harmful to the unprotected eye.

Age Restrictions

Hurtigruten ASA cannot accept children under the age of 5 to travel with us to Antarctica. There is no age restriction on our other destinations. For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age will be considered on each landing. It is entirely at the Captain’s discretion to allow children on shore landings.

Deck Plans
Deck 11

  • Running Track
  • Outdoor Gym
  • Observation Deck

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Deck 10

  • Explorer Lounge & Bar
  • Pool Deck
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Sauna

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Deck 9

Lindstrom Restaurant

Explorer Suites/Arctic Superior with Balconies

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Deck 8

  • Explorer Suites
  • Arctic Superior

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Deck 7

  • Observation Deck
  • Gym
  • Wellness Centre
  • Explorer Suites
  • Arctic Superior
  • Polar Outside

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Deck 6

  • Aune Main Dining
  • Fredheim Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Reception
  • Expedition Team
  • Photo Centre
  • Library
  • Science Centre
  • Lecture Halls
  • Observation Deck

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Deck 5

  • Polar Outside

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Deck 4

  • Polar Outside
  • Gangway

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Deck 3

  • Expedition Launch
  • Medical Centre

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Expedition Suite

These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have private outside jacuzzi. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas and TV. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Our Expedition Suite concept includes an amenity kit, bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. Can accommodate up to four passengers.

Arctic Superior

Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of our most popular categories. Our Arctic Superior concept includes an amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Polar Outside

The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.


The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten’s aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.