Deck 4 layout starts with the ship’s dining room Restaurant (forward location, nonsmoking), which has large panoramic windows, a buffet station in the middle, and the adjacent Galley / Kitchen. The dining room offers buffet-style Breakfast (incl bacon, eggs, sausages, cold meats, cheeses, seafood, breads, cereals, fruits, self-service station for coffee-tea-juice), Lunch (salads and soups, hot/cold meats, seafood, vegetables, desserts) and Dinner (Scandinavian-Norwegian specialties). Wine by the bottle costs extra (a wine package is available for purchasing at the reception).
Next is the 24-hour open cafeteria, which is a casual dining venue with ample seating and many starboard windows. The Cafe operates with a la carte menu for snacks, hot and cold meals, and beverages, and serves mainly local passengers, who use the Vesteralen ship as port-to-port ferry boat.
The Reception also serves as Information Desk, where quests can book Hurtigruten tours/shore excursions. Among those are dog sledding, bus tours to small towns (embarkation in the next port along the Vesteralen itinerary), “Northern Lights” and “North Cape” themed excursions. Here passengers can get also a printed daily onboard program schedule.
On Deck 4 mid-ship are also located the Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs, gifts, Hutigruten logo merchandise), Kids Playroom (also operates as nursery /with babysitting services) and Internet Cafe (starboard, with 4 Internet computers).
Next are cruise cabins from N2-401 to N2-421, which are of only two categories – 8x I-Inside staterooms and 10x N-Outside rooms.
Located aft are the two conference rooms (bigger one is portside, the smaller one starboard). Both meeting rooms host multimedia presentations/lectures by scientists and wildlife experts, and are also used for business- and private meetings, conferences at sea, special events, etc.
The Vesteralstuen Lounge is all the way aft. The Lounge is accessible only via an indoor/outdoor passageway, and offers comfortable seating area and 270-degree panoramic views from its large size windows.