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Nordlys Review

2019 Best for Embarkation
2019 Best for Service
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Nordlys
-- / 5.0
43 reviews

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Passengers
482

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Passenger to Crew

Launched
1994

Shore Excursions
33
Sails To
British Isles & Western Europe
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Nordlys Overview

One of six of Hurtigruten's "Contemporary Ships" (along with Nordnorge, Nordkapp, Polarlys, Richard With and Kong Harald), Nordlys sails voyages that explore Norway's coastal communities and stunning fjords.

Nordlys is a sibling to Nordnorge; check out that review here.

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Top Nordlys Itineraries

Nordlys
11 night norway cruise

Bergen, Alesund, Molde, Trondheim, Tromso, Tromso, Tromso, Trondheim, Molde, Alesund, Bergen

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Where does Hurtigruten Nordlys sail from?

Hurtigruten Nordlys departs from Bergen

Where does Hurtigruten Nordlys sail to?

Hurtigruten Nordlys cruises to Bergen, Alesund, Molde, Trondheim, Tromso and Geiranger

How much does it cost to go on Hurtigruten Nordlys?

Cruises on Hurtigruten Nordlys start from £1,278 per person.

Is Hurtigruten Nordlys a good ship to cruise on?

Hurtigruten Nordlys won 2 awards over the years, including Best for Embarkation and Best for Service in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2019 Best for Embarkation
  • 2019 Best for Service

Hurtigruten Nordlys Member Reviews

Travelling Karen
Sail Date: Jan 2019
Nordlys is showing her age a little with some frayed carpets and furnishings in public areas but is shiny, clean and comfortable. She will be refitted later this year.... Read More
fjordfan
Sail Date: Aug 2018
We had a fantastic time on the MS Nordlys. Even though this is one of the Hurtigruten ships that has not yet been renovated, the facilities were still very comfortable and appealing.... Read More
tikovsky
Sail Date: Jan 2018
We used as long two ships, MS Nordnorge and MS Nordlys. Both were very well equiped, enough space to relaxe and to see the surrounding.... Read More
amfd
Sail Date: Apr 2019
• Background Information We are a retired couple who have travelled a great deal; however, we’d never done a cruise being put off by the thought of thousands of people on the same vessel. A fellow traveller... Read More

Hurtigruten Fleet

Midnatsol
4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

82 reviews

Midnatsol is a luxury cruise ship, cargo vessel, car and passenger ferry, and expedition vessel. It sails year-round up and down the west coast of Norway.

Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruises to the British Isles & Western Europe View All Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruises
Nordnorge
4.0 / 5.0
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Norway's 1,250-mile coast attracts traditional cruise passengers to a Nordnorge voyage. Meanwhile, young European backpackers use the ship as a means of transportation between towns.

Fram

Fram was designed for expedition cruises to some of the most remote places on the planet. The ship spends ample time in Arctic waters.

Trollfjord
4.0 / 5.0
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Trollfjord joined Hurtigruten in 2002 and is one of the most modern ships in the fleet. Trollfjord sails Baltic Sea voyages year round from Bergen.

Finnmarken
4.0 / 5.0
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Finnmarken is just one of four vessels in Hurtigruten's fleet to be built in the 21st century. It carries cruisers along with cargo along Norway's coast.

Polarlys

Polarlys, built in 1996, sails voyages that explore Norway's coastal communities and stunning fjords as part of Hurtigruten's fleet of "Contemporary Ships."

Nordkapp
4.0 / 5.0
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Nordkapp, meaning North Cape, links Bergen to some 35 ports along the Norwegian coast as far north as Kirkenes, a mining town near the Russian border.

Nordlys

One of Hurtigruten's six "Contemporary Ships," Nordlys sails voyages that explore Norway's coastal communities and fjords. Full cruise passengers are primarily 50-plus and European.

Richard With
4.0 / 5.0
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Like the rest of Hurtigruten's Norwegian coastal fleet, Richard With is a working ship that makes calls around the clock, picking up passengers and goods.

Vesteralen

Hurtigruten's Vesteralen was built in 1983 and overhauled in 1995. The vessels sails Scandanavian itineraries, focusing on the spectacular Norwegian Fjords and offering regional cuisine.

Lofoten
3.5 / 5.0
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MS Lofoten, named after the island chain off the northern Norway coast, was one of the last ships designed for Hurtigruten as a break-bulk cargo passenger ship.

Kong Harald
4.0 / 5.0
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Kong Harald is the first of Hurtigruten's ships to have undergone a total ship refurbishment. The line hopes the refreshed look will attract a younger crowd.

MS Spitsbergen
4.5 / 5.0
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Hurtigruten's 335-passenger Spitsbergen launched in 2016 in the Arctic Circle before heading to Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe and Shetland Islands and Arctic Canada.

MS Roald Amundsen
4.0 / 5.0
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The world's first hybrid powered cruise ship, the MS Roald Amundsen, is named after the pioneering Norwegian-born polar explorer who led the first expedition to traverse the Northwest passage in 1911. 

Fridtjof Nansen
4.5 / 5.0
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MS Fridtjof Nansen is the second of Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered expedition ships, which is scheduled to launch in 2019. The first is MS Roald Amundsen, which is scheduled to launch in May 2019.

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