MS Vesterålen was built in 1983 and is named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail in 1893, DS Vesterålen. Vesterålen is also the name of the area in which Hurtigruten's first home port, Stokmarknes, is situated. Vesterålen lies just north of Lofoten and is home to some of the most beautiful scenery of the coastal voyage. The ship is one of the smallest ships in the fleet. She was upgraded both in 1988 and 1995, and is characterised by her bright, cheerful public areas and lounges. Throughout your voyage you will enjoy views from the panorama lounge and notice the extensive art collection on board. With the limited passenger capacity, a voyage on MS Vesterålen is truly something special.
Although this ship is named after today's King of Norway, Harald, you will find other famous Norwegians on board as well. The bar is named after Nobel Peace Laureate, the Norwegian polar pioneer Fridtjof Nansen, and the café is named after explorer Roald Amundsen. As with MS Richard With, MS Kong Harald was launched in 1993 to mark Hurtigruten's centenary. In the ship's interior you will see decorative details of the King's Crown emblem.
Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both upper and middle deck, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Most of them have separate beds, where one doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.
5 – 13 m2.
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, kettle
Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some have double beds, others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.
5 – 13 m2.
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa
5 - 8 m2.
With limited/no view, double bed, portholes
11 - 13m2.
Portholes, upper and lower beds. 3 berths cabins with upper bed.
Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.
15 – 14 m2.
Upper and lower beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. 3 berths cabins with upper bed.