MS Nordlys is named after the spectacular natural phenomena visible in these waters between October and March. Nordlys, meaning the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis), which appear in the sky of the Northern Hemisphere as green and sometimes red flaming “waves” and will leave you with memories that will last forever. MS Nordlys was built in 1994 and is the third ship in Hurtigruten to have this name. The ships art, décor and colors are all inspired by the Northern Lights phenomenon. With her light and delicate interior, Norwegian artists have created a unique and distinct environment on board. Passengers are encouraged to relax in the ship’s elegant maritime atmosphere, countless lounges and comfortable reclining chairs.
Norway's culinary traditions have much in common with the scenery of the coastline. It is always fresh, distinctive, and full of variety. Hurtigruten strives to give guests a truly unique and authentic experience, and local produce and traditional cuisine are incorporated into every element of the culinary experience on board. Hurtigruten is able to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day, from both coastal and inland areas.
In a unique and creative partnership with celebrity chef Andreas Viestad, Hurtigruten serves the bounty of Norway's fresh, local ingredients, along with the stories of the people and places that supply these special foods. Guests will be able to enjoy fresh Atlantic char that was delivered to the ship just a few hours before dinner service.
Hurtigruten's "Norway's Coastal Kitchen" reflects the true character of the country, giving guests a much more memorable and distinctive travel experience.
From the moment you embark, you will notice the atmosphere on board. And what's more, you will notice something in yourself. As the peace and tranquility of the scenery and relaxed pace takes hold, you will find your senses enhanced to everything around you.
The true variety of Norwegian landscape, history, and culture reveals itself through Hurtigruten's enlightening and memorable excursions. Join in on action-filled adventures on land or water, enjoy authentic Norwegian traditions and culture, or experience beautiful wildlife, nature, and coastal highlights. Each season brings with it the opportunity to participate in new excursions.