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Trollfjord
Ranked #1 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
86% Loved It
  • Part of Hurtigruten's newest "Millennium Class" of ships
  • Offers access to beautiful coastal scenery year-round
  • Midnight sun in summer, northern lights in winter
  • Launched: 2002;  Passengers: 646
Nordnorge
Ranked #2 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
86% Loved It
  • Pro: Excellent expedition ship, knowledgeable staff, a unique experience and adventure
  • Con: Small ship, limited entertainment and small cabins
  • Bottom Line: A great way to explore Norway's stunning coastline for those who enjoy active holidays
  • Launched: 1997;  Passengers: 590
Finnmarken
Ranked #3 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
86% Loved It
  • Real working ship carries passengers, cargo and cars
  • More than 30 port stops on a six-night itinerary
  • Locally sourced food makes for superior dining
  • Launched: 2002;  Passengers: 628
Polarlys
Ranked #1 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
83% Loved It
  • One of six of Hurtigruten's "Contemporary Ships"
  • Explores Norway's coastal communities and fjords
  • Sister ship to Nordnorge
  • Launched: 1996;  Passengers: 482
Nordlys
Ranked #2 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
80% Loved It
  • One of six of Hurtigruten's "Contemporary Ships"
  • Explores Norway's coast and stunning fjords
  • Nordlys is a sibling to Nordnorge
  • Launched: 1994;  Passengers: 482
Vesteralen
Ranked #3 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
80% Loved It
  • Part of Hurtigruten's "Mid-Generation Ships"
  • Sails Scandanavian itineraries, with a focus on fjords
  • Always in sight of beautiful scenery
  • Launched: 1983/1995;  Passengers: 318
Spitsbergen
Ranked #4 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
75% Loved It
  • Launched: 2016;  Passengers: 335
Fram
Ranked #5 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
74% Loved It
  • Sails the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic Circle
  • Observation lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Nature is center stage -- from icebergs to whales
  • Launched: 2007;  Passengers: 256
Kong Harald
Ranked #6 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
71% Loved It
  • Spectacular Norwegian coastal scenery from panoramic lounge
  • Shore tour variety: dog sledding, historic town walks, even a North Cape excursion
  • Free Wi-Fi access and Internet cafe
  • Launched: 1993;  Passengers: 622
Richard With
Ranked #7 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
71% Loved It
  • Pro: Outstanding observation areas indoors and out
  • Con: Not a cruise ship per se so lacks the facilities and finesse some passengers might desire
  • Bottom Line: All-seasons, authentic, immersive experience of Norwegian nature and culture
  • Launched: 1993;  Passengers: 458
Nordkapp
Ranked #8 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
68% Loved It
  • Sails six-day, one-way cruises and 12-day roundtrips along Norway's coast
  • Great layout of public spaces to take advantage of the fantastic scenery
  • Shore tour variety: visit historic sites and glaciers, kayak, hike, go bird-watching
  • Launched: 1996;  Passengers: 490
Midnatsol
Ranked #9 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
67% Loved It
  • Attractive Norwegian art and sculpture in public areas
  • Fun to watch the cargo handling
  • Year-round sailings, so pick your season
  • Launched: 2003;  Passengers: 674
Lofoten
Ranked #10 of 14 Hurtigruten Ships
63% Loved It
  • Beautifully maintained older ship recalls earlier era of sea travel
  • Sails Norway's coast year-round
  • Charming boutique hotel-style public rooms
  • Launched: 1964;  Passengers: 151