MS Finnmarken

MS Finnmarken Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Finnmarken

Year built2002  /  Age : 16
Flag state Norway
BuilderKvaerner Kleven Verft AS (Ulsteinvik, Norway)
Classcruise ferry (Ro-Pax ship)
Ferry route / homeportsBergen-Kirkenes
OwnerHurtigruten AS
OperatorHurtigruten Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)139 m / 456 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage15690 gt
Passengers1000
Crew150
Passengers-to-space ratio24
Cars47
Decks8
Cabins282
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2012

Review of MS Finnmarken

Launched in 2002, ms Finnmarken is the first of three “Millennium-class” Hurtigruten ships, together with ms Midnatsol and ms Trollfjord.

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner Hurtigruten is a Norwegian passenger shipping company specializing in cruise and ferry services. The "Norwegian Coastal Express Route" (Bergen-Kirkenes) is a cargo-passenger ferry service along Norway's western and northern coast. Hurtigruten's cruiseferries sail nearly the entire length of Norway and complete this roundtrip itinerary in 11 days. The route also includes Lofoten Islands and Vesteralen Islands.

MS Finnmarken cruise ship

The 15,690-ton, 1,000-passenger cruise ship ms Finnmarken is designed according to the traditions from the past, preserving a name coming from the past. Hurtigruten first ship to bear the Finnmarken name was launched in 1912 and her successor has been specially designed to reflect the glory of the past. Built in 2002, ms Finnmarken belongs to the same ships’ class as ms Midnatsol and ms Trollfjord, but she’s the only ship to boast both Jacuzzis and a swimming pool on deck. Another feature is the accessibility of bow and on Deck 5, passengers can walk all the way to front of ship.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Finnmarken itinerary program is based on Norwegian Coastal Voyages. Ship's routes include the beautiful Norwegian's fjords. Finnmarken is mostly used as a ferry for both passengers and cars. However, some guests stay on board for round-trip 12-day itineraries out of Bergen and Kirkenes.

Cabins

MS Finnmarken has a total of 282 cabins (of which 32 Suite, 192 Oceanview, 55 Inside rooms) in 10 grades. Finnmarken's cabins as sizes vary from 86 to 398 square feet. Three are wheelchair-accessible. Most ms Finnmarken staterooms are 75-140-sq.foot Oceanview rooms. The largest aboard ms Finnmarken are the Grand Suites (400 ft2). All staterooms include amenities like television, hair dryer, safe, European style bedding and bath products. The Mini Suites also have large picture windows and a sitting area, and the suites include bathrobes, mini bar, coffee and tea, fresh fruit daily, sparkling wine upon arrival.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Finnmarken features various dining venues. Dining in the main restaurant is relaxed and informal. All menus are planned around seasonal fresh ingredients and benefit from local produce to satisfy guests' healthy appetites stimulated by the sea air. The 24-hour cafe offers drinks and snacks. There are also a selection of lounges and bars with drinks available.

MS Finnmarken cruise ship

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  • Finnmarken Restaurant (ship’s 335-seat dining room, with floor-ceiling windows and a large buffet station in the middle; offers buffet-style Breakfast 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. and Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner is in two fixed seatings - at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., waiter served, with a 3-course menu and a la carte menu with light snacks).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MS Finnmarken has a Naturalist for lectures about ports of call. There is a fitness centre onboard with cardio equipment and free weights, as well as two saunas, for men and women. The heated swimming pool, as well as the two Jacuzzi whirlpools, are located on Deck 7. The Beauty Salon and Spa offers manicures, pedicures, cuts, and massage treatments.

MS Finnmarken cruise ship

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  • The Car Deck (capacity of 47 cars)
  • Conference Rooms (two portside - Lyderhorn and Lovstakken; two starboard - Rundemannen and Ulriken; host multimedia presentations, lectures by scientists/wildlife experts, films about Norway; no onboard show programis offered)
  • Floybaren Lounge and Bar (the “show place” onboard; with full-service bar and live music for entertainment)
  • Fiinstuen Library; Finstuen Club Room
  • Morestuen Cafe (24-hour cafeteria with full-service Bar and a la carte menu for sandwiches, burgers, snacks, drinks, hot meals)
  • Internet Cafe (for personal laptops only; Wi-Fi onboard is free, shipwide coverage is provided)
  • Kids Playroom (no organized activities/babysitting are offered); Video Games Arcade
  • The Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs, Hutigruten logo merchandise, jewelry, toiletries, clothing)
  • Promenade Deck (full-circle open-air deck space)
  • 4 smaller Conference Rooms (for special occasion events)
  • Stiftsstaden Lounge and Bar (with a full-service bar)
  • Babbettes Cafe (serves as patisserie for specialty coffee and daily special sweets)
  • The Cafes (seating areas often used for reading)
  • Swimming pool (heated), flanked by two Whirlpools; sunloungers
  • Brotoppen Panorama Lounge and Bar (indoor observation lounge with floor-ceiling windows; has an Internet Cafe and a small dance floor)
  • Wellness Centre (TRIM Fitness, Saunas, Spa and Beauty Salon)
  • The Sun Deck is the place for Hurtigruten’s special ceremony “Arctic Circle baptism”, including a Neptune-costumed crewmember, icy seawater, and a shot for warming up.

MS Finnmarken wiki

  • The Finnmarken cruise ship belongs to the fleet of the Norwegian coastal voyage operator Hurtigruten (cruise and ferry services). The vessel joined the fleet in 2002 as number one of the new millennium class. This ship is larger than the so-called modern ships built in the 1990s and offers amenities not found on its predecessors, like a swimming pool, health club, outdoor/indoor cafe.
  • Fun fact is, that the first Hurtigruten ship with the same name was introduced in 1912. The new Finnmarken's onboard experience is marked by Art Nouveau style decor. Eleven Norwegian artists created the drawings, oil paintings, watercolors, lithographs, charcoal drawings, sculptures. Even the glass elevators and the saunas have sea views.
  • Cruise passengers are 50+ Europeans and some Americans.
  • Finnmarken ship offers Norwegian cruises (along the Norway's coast regions). Some use the vessel as transportation (ferry). Other guests stay onboard for full 12-day round trips booking it as cruise ship. Departing from port Bergen, Finnmarken sails to port Kirkenes roundtrip. This is an Arctic outpost near Russia's border, stopping at uniquely picturesque 34 ports along the route. All voyages are made over the course of 6 days, with daily stops at different ports, and a return journey of the same duration. Norwegian coastal cruise passengers can opt for 5-11 nights stays, with the full 12-day sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes, then going back southbound. In most ports of call are offered Hurtigruten-sponsored excursions and tours. A ceremony "Crossing the Arctic Circle” welcomes newcomers.
  • On Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voayges, the line offers flight-cruise package deals. Bookings are protected with ATOL Certificate. ATOL stands for "Air Travel Organisers' Licensing" (Civil Aviation Authority, UK).

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MS Finnmarken Itineraries

The below listed MS Finnmarken cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Hurtigruten fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 22 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2018 Nov 22 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2018 Nov 22 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2018 Dec 03 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2018 Dec 03 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2018 Dec 03 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2018 Dec 03 11 days, round-trip Astronomy Voyage Bergen$1780
2018 Dec 14 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2018 Dec 14 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2018 Dec 14 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2018 Dec 25 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2018 Dec 25 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2018 Dec 25 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2018 Dec 30 11 days, round-trip Astronomy Voyage Bergen$1780
2019 Jan 05 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Jan 05 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2019 Jan 05 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Jan 16 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Jan 16 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Jan 27 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Jan 27 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Feb 01 11 days, round-trip Astronomy Voyage Bergen$1780
2019 Feb 07 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Feb 07 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Feb 18 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Feb 18 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Feb 18 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2019 Mar 01 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Mar 01 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Mar 01 11 days, round-trip Astronomy Voyage Bergen$1780
2019 Mar 01 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2019 Mar 12 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Mar 12 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Mar 12 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2019 Mar 23 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1980
2019 Mar 23 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1020
2019 Mar 23 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2200
2019 Mar 28 11 days, round-trip Astronomy Voyage Bergen$1780
2019 Apr 03 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1606
2019 Apr 03 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Apr 03 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Apr 09 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Apr 14 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Apr 14 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1606
2019 Apr 14 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Apr 20 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Apr 25 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Apr 25 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Apr 25 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1606
2019 May 01 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 May 06 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 May 06 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 May 06 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1606
2019 May 12 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 May 17 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 May 17 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 May 17 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1823
2019 May 23 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 May 28 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1823
2019 May 28 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 May 28 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Jun 03 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Jun 08 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$2222
2019 Jun 08 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Jun 08 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Jun 14 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Jun 19 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$2222
2019 Jun 19 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Jun 19 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Jun 25 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Jun 30 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$2222
2019 Jun 30 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Jun 30 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Jul 06 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Jul 11 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$2086
2019 Jul 11 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Jul 11 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Jul 17 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Jul 22 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Jul 22 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Jul 22 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$2086
2019 Jul 28 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Aug 02 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Aug 02 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Aug 02 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1963
2019 Aug 08 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Aug 13 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1963
2019 Aug 13 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Aug 13 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Aug 19 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Aug 24 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1963
2019 Aug 24 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Aug 24 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Aug 30 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Sep 04 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Sep 04 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Sep 04 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1739
2019 Sep 10 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Sep 15 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1470
2019 Sep 15 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Sep 15 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Sep 21 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Sep 26 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1470
2019 Sep 26 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Sep 26 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Oct 02 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Oct 07 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1255
2019 Oct 07 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Oct 07 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Oct 13 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Oct 18 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Oct 18 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1124
2019 Oct 18 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Oct 24 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Oct 29 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Oct 29 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Oct 29 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1124
2019 Nov 04 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Nov 09 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1124
2019 Nov 09 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Nov 09 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Nov 15 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Nov 20 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Nov 20 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Nov 20 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1008
2019 Nov 26 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Dec 01 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1008
2019 Dec 01 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Dec 01 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Dec 07 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Dec 12 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Dec 12 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Dec 12 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1008
2019 Dec 18 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2019 Dec 23 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2019 Dec 23 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2019 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1377
2019 Dec 29 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Jan 03 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Jan 03 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Jan 09 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Jan 14 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Jan 14 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Jan 20 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Jan 25 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Jan 25 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Jan 31 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Feb 05 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Feb 05 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Feb 11 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Feb 16 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Feb 16 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Feb 22 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Feb 27 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Feb 27 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Mar 04 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Mar 09 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Mar 09 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Mar 09 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1290
2020 Mar 15 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Mar 20 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1290
2020 Mar 20 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Mar 20 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Mar 26 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Mar 31 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Mar 31 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Mar 31 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1290
2020 Apr 06 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Apr 11 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1255
2020 Apr 11 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Apr 11 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Apr 17 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 Apr 22 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1470
2020 Apr 22 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 Apr 22 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 Apr 28 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 May 03 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 May 03 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 May 03 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1670
2020 May 09 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 May 14 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 May 14 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086
2020 May 14 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1670
2020 May 20 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo$1204
2020 May 25 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen$1896
2020 May 25 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen$1447
2020 May 25 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen$2086