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Hurtigruten Nordkapp: Cruise to the far north and the land of the midnight sun

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


Ms Nordkapp is named after one of the highlights of a Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voyage, the North Cape, where the midnight sun can be seen from mid-May through July. The cape has attracted explorers since it was named by Richard Chancellor, who was passing by in 1553 while searching for the Northeast passage. The Nordkapp was built in 1996 and, like other Hurtigruten ships, celebrates its heritage with artwork by renowned Norwegian artists, including Karl Erik Harr. The ship also offers jacuzzis and upgraded junior suites. Norway's Queen Sonja is ms Nordkapp's godmother. 

Who will like sailing on Nordkapp

If you're an adventure-cruise enthusiast looking for a one-of-a-kind voyage into the far north—but with all the comforts of home—Hurtigruten’s ms Nordkapp is an excellent choice.

Where Nordkapp sails

Nordkapp offers cruise packages along the coast of Norway.

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Cruises on this ship

Cruising on the small working ships of Hurtigruten provides destination immersion and experiences rich in history, culture and, always, inspiring scenery. Accommodations are comfortable and cozy.


One dining highlight on Nordkapp is the addition to the menu of seasonal, locally sourced food. There is one main restaurant onboard and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. It's 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 with snacks and drinks available for an additional cost.

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


While there isn't much organized entertainment onboard Hurtigruten ships, that's not a problem. Passengers are inspired by the dramatic landscapes and seascapes of the north and the personal connections they have a chance to make. There are plenty of comfortable places to relax, alone or with newfound friends. Inside are cozy lounges with views and there's space outside to roam and take in the surroundings as well. This is a working ship providing transportation and services to local communities along the route, giving international passengers unique insight into the Norwegian people and culture.


You can expect comfortable, no-frills, functional cabins on Nordkapp. Amenities in the room include the essentials, such as a hair dryer, room safe, and a TV. Staterooms come in a variety of configurations, from standard cabins to mini-suites and suites.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Scenic cruising
  • Where: Trollfjorden
  • 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.
  • All Hurtigruten ships cross the Arctic Circle, a thrilling experience whether the first or 15th time.
  • The ethereal Northern Lights and midnight sun are among the sights passengers might see.
  • Cruise Itineraries cover more than 1,100 miles of Norwegian coastline between Bergen and Kirkenes.

Fast facts

622 Passengers [?]
117 Crew
6 Decks
1996 Maiden voyage
11,386 Tonnage [?]
404 Length in feet
63 Width in feet (max beam)
17 speed mph

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