Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Photo Gallery

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    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Sailing Along the West Coast of Norway

    Hurtigruten ms Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner
    Hurtigruten ms Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner. Linda Garrison

    Hurtigruten launched the MS Midnatsol in 2003 and the ship has sailed the fjords and western coast of Norway between Kirkenes and Bergen since then. The 1000-passenger ship has cabins for over 600, plus can carry an additional 300+ ferry passengers, 45 cars, and tons of freight.

    In addition to the comfortable dining venues and cabins, the Midnatsol has very bright and cheerful common areas, which goes along well with her name, which means "northern lights".

    These photos of the ship provide a tour of the indoor and outdoor common areas on the ship, as well as the exteriors of the ship. Since we often took shore excursions that disembarked in one port of call and rejoined the Midnatsol at a later port, I got some great photos of the ship that you don't normally get on a cruise ship.

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    Atrium

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Atrium
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Atrium. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    Midnatsol means Northern Lights in Norwegian, so it's appropriate that the atrium is decorated with this bright rendition of this amazing phenomenon.

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    Atrium and Reception Area

    Atrium and Reception Area on the Midnatsol
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Atrium and Reception Area on the Midnatsol. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Entering the Trollfjord

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Entering the Trollfjord
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Entering the Trollfjord. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    Those of us on the sea eagle watching shore excursion left the Midnatsol after the ship left Stokmarknes and was sailing through the passage of Raftsundet. The Trollfjord is off this passage, cutting into the island of Austvågøy. We got great views of the ships during this excursion as she continued towards Lofoten.

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    Lounge near Cafe

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Lounge near Cafe
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Lounge near Cafe. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Cafe Seating Area

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Seating Area near Cafe
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Seating Area near Cafe. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    The MS Midnatsol Cafe, which is used by both the ferry and cruise passengers, has several nearby rooms used for seating and relaxing. Guests can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the coastal scenery.

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    Sailing into Kjøllefjord

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing into Kjøllefjord
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing into Kjøllefjord. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Sun Deck

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sun Deck
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sun Deck. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    One of the best ways to enjoy the long summer days is on the Sun Deck of the Midnatsol.

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    Sun Deck

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sun Deck
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sun Deck. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    Everyone on the Midnatsol loves to be outdoors enjoying the long summer days in Norway!

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    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sun Deck Hot Tub

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sun Deck Hot Tub
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sun Deck Hot Tub. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    The two hot tubs on the Sun Deck of the Midnatsol are popular places for gathering and enjoying the outdoors.

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    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol in the Trollfjord

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol in the Trollfjord
    Norwegian Coastal Voyage Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol in the Trollfjord. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    The mouth of the Trollfjord is only about 100 yards across, but the Midnatsol Captain navigated the passage easily.

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    Window Seats

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Window Seats
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Window Seats. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    One of the things I enjoyed about the Midnatsol was the use of seating next to almost every window area of the ship. And, there were a lot of windows!

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    Bar

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Bar
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Bar. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Sailing Under the Bridge into Sortland on Vesterålen

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing Under the Bridge into Sortland on Vesterålen
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing Under the Bridge into Sortland on Vesterålen. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    Our guide and bus driver timed our shore excursion arrival in Sortland perfectly. We drove across the bridge at the exact moment the MS Midnatsol sailed underneath!

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    Bar

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Bar
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Bar. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lounge and Seating Area

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Lounge and Seating Area
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Lounge and Seating Area. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    At the Dock in Sortland on Vesterålen

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - At the Dock in Sortland on Vesterålen
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - At the Dock in Sortland on Vesterålen. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lounge and Seating Area

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Lounge and Seating Area
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Lounge and Seating Area. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    The Midnatsol has numerous lounge seating areas on the ship, most with windows and great views.

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    Internet Room

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Internet Room
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Internet Room. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    The Midnatsol has free WiFi For those who bring along their own computers, tablets, or other WiFi-enabled devices. In addition, the ship has free-use computers hooked to the Internet midship near the Library on deck 8.

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    Sailing into Kjøllefjord

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing into Kjøllefjord
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing into Kjøllefjord. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    Those of us on the reindeer spotting excursion disembarked the Midnatsol in Mehamn, rejoining the ship two hours later in Kjøllefjord. We got a good look at the ship as she sailed into the harbor.

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    Paradis Bar Dance Floor and Piano

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Paradis Bar Dance Floor and Piano
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Paradis Bar Dance Floor and Piano. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    Guests can enjoy a drink, live music, and dancing in the Paradis Bar on the Midnatsol.

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    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol

    Hurtigruten ms Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner
    Hurtigruten ms Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner. Linda Garrison

    The ship looks amazing as she sails through the Lofoten Islands of Norway. 

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    Paradis Bar

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Paradis Bar
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    The Paradis Bar on deck 8 is a good place on the Midnatsol to enjoy a drink and listen to live music in the evening.

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    Panorama Lounge

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Panorama Lounge
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Panorama Lounge. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    Like many passenger ships, the Midnatsol has a nice Panorama Lounge with sweeping views of the sea and surrounding Norwegian coast and fjords. This one is forward on deck 8.

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    Sailing into Sortland on Vesterålen

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing into Sortland on Vesterålen
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Sailing into Sortland on Vesterålen. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    We did a shore excursion from Harstad to Vesterålen driving along the coast and the island countryside, rejoining the Midnatsol in Sortland.

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    Seating Area

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Seating Area
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Seating Area. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Seating Area

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Seating Area
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Seating Area. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    The MS Midnatsol has many well-lit seating areas, perfect for watching the spectacular coastal scenery of western Norway.

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    Main Theater

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Main Theater
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol - Main Theater. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Close-up View of the Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol in the Trollfjord

    Close-up View of the Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol in the Trollfjord
    Norwegian Coastal Voyage Close-up View of the Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol in the Trollfjord. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol and MS Polarlys in Harstad, Norway

    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol and MS Polarlys in Harstad, Norway
    Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Liners Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol and MS Polarlys in Harstad, Norway. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison

    With a dozen ships sailing the western coast of Norway, it's not unusual to see a Hurtigruten sister ship. The Midnatsol and Polarlys both docked in Harstad when the Midnatsol was southbound and the Polarlys was northbound.

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    Midnatsol Model

    Midnatsol Model
    Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol Norwegian Coastal Liner Midnatsol Model. Midnatsol (c) Linda Garrison