February 27, 2014

Norway Arctic: Sailing with MS Midnatsol

Tour to Norway, North Cape. Day 03 - MS Midnatsol

We have just crossed the Arctic Circle on our journey up North - on our way to Bodø - the central town in the region of Nordland.
As you can see perfect weather this morning.
Some more info of the ship from our coastal express, Hurtigruten:
MS Midnatsol took her maiden voyage along the Norwegian coast in April 2003 and has become a favourite.
The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Norwegian summer, does just that. The interior is bright, its colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. MS Midnatsol was put into service on 15 April 2003 and is the fourth Hurtigruten ship to bear this name. The ship has a strong environmental profile and a modern design, with Norwegian matierals used extensively throughout its interiors. Together with her sister ship, MS Trollfjord, MS Midnatsol is among the newest in the fleet. What characterises both ships is the large, two-storey panorama lounge above the bow and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter as well as providing extraordinary views. There are also 23 beautifully appointed suites, some of which have a balcony.

Ship description
Year of construction: 2003
Ship yard: Fosen Mekaniske Verksteder, Norway
Passenger capacity: 1000
Car capacity:45
Gross tonnage:16151

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