Deck 4 layout starts with the ship’s four lecture halls (all located starboard) – “Stad”, “Folda”, “Vestfjorden” and “Loppa”. Meeting rooms generally host multimedia presentations and expert lectures by scientists and wildlife experts. They are also used for business-, large group- and private meetings, conferences at sea, special events, etc.
Midnatsol Lounge & Bar area has comfortable seating and offers forward-starboard panoramic views from floor-ceiling windows.
Information Desk (portside) is for booking Hurtigruten tours/shore excursions, featuring dog sledding, bus tours to small towns (embarkation in the next port along the Polarlys itinerary), “Northern Lights” and “North Cape” themed excursions. The Info Center also provides printed daily onboard program schedule.
“Lokalen Cafe” is a 24-hour open cafeteria, with a la carte menu for snacks, hot meals, beverages. The Lokalen Cafe serves mainly local passengers, who use the Polarlys ship as port-to-port ferry boat.
Portside is located the Shop selling mostly traditional Norwegian souvenirs and gifts, also toys and Hutigruten logo merchandise.
Starboard are located the Video Games Arcade, a Kids Playroom (also serves as nursery /babysitting services) and the Internet Cafe.
Polarlyset Restaurant is the ship’s dining room (capacity 240 seats, nonsmoking) with floor-ceiling windows, buffet station and Galley / Kitchen. The Polarlyset dining room offers buffet-style Breakfast (incl bacon, eggs, sausages, cold meats, selection of cheeses, seafood, breads, also cereals, fruits, porridge, self-service station for coffee-tea-juice) and Lunch (incl salads and soups, hot/cold meats, pate, seafood, vegetables, desserts). The 2-seating Dinner is waiter served (with 3-course menu /Scandinavian-Norwegian specialties). Wine by the bottle costs extra (a wine package is available for purchasing at the reception).