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Hurtigruten's Finnmarken: Explore coastal Norway
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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Top highlights on this ship
- 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.