Welcome Aboard the MS Fridtjof Nansen


Designed for unforgettable expeditions in the spirit of Norwegian polar hero Fridtjof Nansen. From the innovative hybrid electric-powered engines that enables us to quietly glide into the pristine wilderness to the elegant, modern cabin furnishings, everything is created with your adventure in mind. One of two revolutionary hybrid-powered expedition vessels with battery packs that store electric power. The ship has more efficient engines, lower fuel usage, reduced C02 emissions, and the ability to sail almost silently.


  • All cabins and suites enjoy outside views
  • Science Center with advanced microscopes
  • Wellness Center with massage and spa treatments
  • Expedition Team
  • Three restaurants
  • Indoor and outdoor gyms with on-deck running track
  • Outdoor infinity pool and two hot tubs
  • Sauna with a panoramic outside view
  • Explorer Lounge and Bar
  • Indoor and outdoor observation decks
  • Expedition launch/Tender pit
  • On board shop
  • Lecture hall and group room
  • 50% of all cabins are suites with a private balcony

Technical Specs


Year built 2019
Speed 15 knots
Ship yard Kleven Yards (NO)
Ice class Polar Class 6


Length 459 ft
Gross tonnage 20,889 t
Beam 77 ft


Main engine type Bergen B33:45
Number of engines 4
Output 3600 kw (each)

Hybrid system

Battery storage 2 x 627 kWh
Discharge 2 x 1750 kW

Cabins & Amenities

Facilities onboard

Every element of the new ship is designed to enhance the journey and create a warm and informal atmosphere. Join us in premium onboard surroundings as we explore some of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Decks and cabins

The decks serve different purposes such as observation decks, pool, gym and running track. The cabins feature fine Scandinavian materials and provide premium comfort. All cabins are outside for excellent views.
Expedition Suite

These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas and TV. They can accomodate up to four people.

Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Our Expedition Suite concept includes a bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

Arctic Superior

Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of our most popular categories. Our Arctic Superior concept includes a kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Polar Outside

The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.


MS Fridtjof Nansen’s three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim – the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you will indulge in low key yet refined, modern Norwegian Nordic cooking – where our honest and delicious cuisine reflects our destinations.

Wellness & Recreation

A Hurtigruten expedition cruise features superb onboard facilities designed to help you stay active and indulge in luxurious spa treatments as you explore

Gym & running track

Excellent indoor and outdoor workout facilities, featuring advanced equipment

Panoramic sauna

The elegant saunas feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views.

Infinity pool & hot tubs

Swim, soak and truly relax with amazing views of glaciers, icebergs and wildlife.

Wellness Center

In the Wellness Center, you will find professional highly trained therapists who offer spa treatments including aromatherapy massages, tension release, face treatments and body scrubs.

Nansen Science Center

The Science Center serves as the learning and social hub of the expedition and a venue for guests and crew to meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. Nansen Science Center will also be the onboard headquarters for the Expedition Team

Passenger areas

Gym & fitness center 2
Infinity pool 1
Lounge & bar 2
Sauna 1
Restaurants 3
Wellness center 1
Science center 1
Observation decks 2


Each cabin category has multiple configurations as subcategories. Let us know which cabin category you are interested in and we can check specific availability. See details below:

Upcoming Trips on the MS Fridtjof Nansen

2024-25 Antarctica

Cruise Only
Dec 18, 2024 – Dec 28, 2024 (10 days)
$13,851.00 – $19,743.00
Adventure Options
Cruise Only
Feb 26, 2025 – Mar 8, 2025 (10 days)
$14,680.00 – $20,997.00
Adventure Options
Cruise Only
Mar 8, 2025 – Mar 18, 2025 (10 days)
$14,295.00 – $20,416.00
Adventure Options

Book now for early bird discounts on the 2024-25 season

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