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  • Hurtigruten-Finnmarken-in-Norway-2 - Soak in the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Raftsundet strait aboard the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship ms Finnmarken.
  • Hurtigruten-Finnmarken-in-Norway - Finnmarken, a ship in the Hurtigruten fleet, makes a spring voyage through the Lofoten Islands of Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Finnmarken-in-Norway-3 - Cruise down Norway's Hjørundfjorden fjord and revel in the dramatic mountain scenery from the deck of Hurtigruten's ms Finnmarken.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-3 - A dazzling display of the aurora borealis captured over Svolvaer near the coastline of Norway from the top deck of Hurtigruten's cruise ship Finnmarken.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-5 - A guest pulls up a front row seat to the Northern Lights aboard a cruise on Hurtigruten's Finnmarken between the northern ports of Kirkenes and Tromsø.
  • Hurtigruten-Finnmarken-in-Norway-3 - Cruise down Norway's Hjørundfjorden fjord and revel in the dramatic mountain scenery from the deck of Hurtigruten's ms Finnmarken.

Hurtigruten's Finnmarken: Explore coastal Norway

Have you sailed on Hurtigruten's ms Finnmarken? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Finnmarken is unique in the Hurtigruten fleet: She’s the only ship with both a swimming pool and Jacuzzi on deck. Built in Norway in 2002, Finnmarken is in the same class as ms Trollfjord and ms Midnatsol. She’s not the first ship to carry the Finnmarken name; the original was launched in 1912. Though today’s Finnmarken is beautifully sleek and current, she reflects the inherent elegance of her namesake and heritage with her Art Nouveau décor and classic style. Eleven Norwegian artists have put the finishing touches on the interior with drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, charcoal drawings, lithographs, and sculptures.

Among her most distinctive features is the fully accessible bow. From deck 5, passengers can amble all the way out to the tip and take in 360-degree views of Norway’s wild, fjord-studded western coastline.

Who will like sailing on Finnmarken

If you value the spirit of exploration, unspoiled nature and the intimacy of a smaller cruise ship, then a voyage on Hurtigruten’s Finnmarken is for you. As she sails along Norway’s unspoiled western coastline between Bergen and Kirkenes, she gives passengers a close-up look at a landscape that has drawn adventurers and nature lovers for centuries.

Where Finnmarken sails

Finnmarken is the ship of choice if you are looking to explore Norway's coast. Current itineraries include:

  • The Round Trip (Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen)
  • Norwegian Discovery (Bergen-Kirkenes-Trondheim)
  • The Voyage North (Bergen-Kirkenes)
  • The Voyage South (Kirkenes-Bergen)

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Cruises on this ship

Cruising on ms Finnmarken combines a spirit of adventure and exploration with a destination rich in history, culture and stunning natural scenery. It's all experienced from comfortable, modern accommodations and public spaces. 

Dining

One of the dining highlights on Finnmarken is locally sourced food incorporated into the menus on a seasonal basis. There's one main restaurant onboard and it offers a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the cost of meals is included in the cruise fare. In addition to the dining room, there is also a 24-hour cafe where guests can purchase additional snacks and drinks.

Entertainment

Hurtigruten cruises are not about glitzy organized entertainment. They are about taking in the scenery and relaxing on your own or with fellow passengers in cozy lounges and other comfortable spaces on board. And because these are working ships providing local residents with transportation between towns, these cruises give international passengers a chance to experience the Norwegian culture and people in a uniquely personal way. 

Fjords seen from the south beach of Tromso, Norway.
Moyan Brenn / Creative Commons BY-NDFjords seen from the south beach of Tromso, Norway.

Staterooms

Finnmarken has 282 staterooms: 14 suites with balcony, 18 suites with no balcony, 195 oceanview staterooms no balcony, 55 inside staterooms. Finnmarken's cabins are comfortable and functional. Amenities include the essentials: a hairdryer, in-cabin safe and a TV. There are a variety of stateroom configurations available, from standard cabins to mini-suites and suites.

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Public rooms

Bars/Lounges
Library
Internet Center

Entertainment

Card Room/Game Room
Video Games/Arcade

Sports & activities 

Outdoor Pool
Fitness Center/Gym

Spa & wellness 

Sauna or Steam Room
Beauty Salon
Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
Self-Service Laundry
Concierge Desk
Safe Deposit Boxes
Business Center Services
Infirmary/Medical Center

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Adventure cruise on ms Finnmarken
  • Where: Spring sailing through Norway's Lofoten Islands

  • What: Hurtigruten's expedition ship ms Finnmarken
  • Where: Cruising down Norway's scenic Hjørundfjorden fjord

  • What: The ms Finnmarken of the Hurtigruten fleet
  • Where: Cruising through the Raftsundet strait
  • An ambience combining today's spirit of exploration with classic elegance and Art Nouveau style.
  • Access to the tip of the bow via Deck 5, providing sweeping views of the passing landscape.
  • Itineraries that take in more than 1,100 miles of Norwegian coastline between Bergen and Kirkenes.
  • Destinations rich in history and culture set against a backdrop of unspoiled nature.
  • Because these are working ships providing transportation and services for local residents, cruise passengers experience Norway's people and culture in a uniquely personal way.

Fast facts

1,000 Passengers [?]
46 Crew
7 Decks
2002 Maiden voyage
15,547 Tonnage [?]
445 Length in feet
70 Width in feet (max beam)
17 speed mph

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