MS Midnatsol

The MS Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is dedicated to the wonders of Arctic summer. The ship sails along the Norwegian coast from May to September, and is part of our global Explorer sailings during the rest of the year.

A large ship in the water

About the Ship

  • Year built 2003
  • Ship yard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
  • Passenger capacity 970 (500 in Antarctica)
  • Beds 632
  • Car capacity 32
  • Gross tonnage 16,151
  • Length 135.75 m
  • Beam 21.5 m
  • Speed 18 knots

MS Midnatsol has a strong environmental profile and modern design. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by Norway's sunny warm days during summer, a motif reflected in many of the pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. The vessel's sun deck and hot tub are on deck 9. Key features on MS Midnatsol include the large, two-storey panorama lounge above the bow. Its wall-to-wall windows bathe the lounge in natural light and provide extraordinary views. 

MS Midnatsol is an ice class 1C ship, equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Antarctica. The ship started taking explorers on adventures to Patagonia and Antarctica in 2016.

Photo: Agurtxane Concellon / Hurtigruten, Stefan Dall / Hurtigruten, Ragnar Hartvig, Agurtxane Concellon / Hurtigruten and Stefan Dall

 

Onboard Expedition Team

MS Midnatsol has her own onboard Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and waters we sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture and presentations programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of 'friluftsliv', and encourage you take part in 'friluftsliv' hikes and activities during the journey.

The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. Read more about our Expedition Teams from here.

Photo: Genna Roland / Hurtigruten , Rosemarie Horbach – Guest image, Andreas Kalvig Anderson and Karsten Bidstrup

 

Young Explorers' Programme - bring your kids on MS Midnatsol

Young Explorer is a complimentary programme on MS Midnatsol's Antarctica voyages for curious and active youth aged 7-13 years of age.  Read more.

Practical information:

Ship facilities:

  • Expedition Team
  • Two-storey panorama lounge
  • Bars
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bistro
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Separate à la carte restaurant
  • Playroom
  • Shop
  • Hot tubs
  • Fitness room and sauna
  • Amfi theatre for educational lectures and conference facilities
  • Lift
  • Car deck

Parking spaces on board

Please note the following dimensions for vehicles:

  • Max Length: 650 cm/ 21.3 ft
  • Max Width: 250 cm/ 8 ft
  • Max Height: 230 cm/ 7.5 ft
  • Max Weight: 5000 kg/ 11,023 lbs
    Campervans, minivans and trailers cannot be accepted.

Contact

Tel: +47 99 48 72 77
Email: [email protected]

Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on board. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the suites feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and most with double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others. Located on deck 6, 7 and 8.

    An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

    • Owners suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites are situated on the upper decks. The suites have two rooms, a seating area and dining table, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom, minibar and private balcony. Travel the best way possible!

      Cabin grade: MX

      • 44 - 45 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Grand suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites have a seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom and minibar. Some of the suites also have bathtubs, and a private balcony or bay window.

      Cabin grade: MG

      • 25 - 36 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Suite on upper deck

      These elegant suites are on the upper deck with a seating area, bathroom, TV and minibar. Some have a private balcony.

      Cabin grade: M2

      • 23 - 24 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Mini Suite on middle deck

      These comfortable suites on the middle or upper decks have double beds and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, internet access, a bathroom, minibar, and a great view.

      Cabin grade: Q2

      • 15 - 24 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Most have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Large cabin on middle deck

      Most of these large, comfortable cabins with single beds on the middle or upper decks have sofa groups. They all have a private bathroom, TV and minibar. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: QJ

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • Window - limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the top/upper decks have a private bathroom and double or separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin grade: U2

      • 10 - 14 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have a private bathroom and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin grade: P2

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. They have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      These standard outside cabins for two people on the middle decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 11 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Lower or middle deck for 2 travellers

      These standard outside cabins on the lower or middle decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

      Cabin grade: O2

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Lower deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: L2

      • 10 - 13 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: J2

      • 11 - 12 m2
      • Window - limited view
      • Bathroom
  • Polar Inside

    Our cosy Polar inside cabins are on all decks. All the cabins have bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds, with one doubling as a sofa. Others are equipped with upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

      Cabin grade: I2

      • 9 - 14 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom

Decks

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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