MS Trollfjord is named after the magnificent fjord that stretches between the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands. Together with sister ship MS Midnatsol and MS Finnmarken, Hurtigruten’s three Millennium ships are the largest, most modern and comfortable ships plying the classic ‘express route’ along the western and northern coast of Norway.
Connecting over 30 coastal towns and villages between Bergen and Kirkenes, the ships all sail 365 days a year. Cruise passengers complete the round-trip journey in 11 or 12 days, while local car and foot passengers join the ships for short hops for daily deliveries and for leisure.
MS Trollfjord is stylishly decked out in pale Norwegian wood and stone, and offers the same luxurious features as her sister ship, including an impressive Panorama Lounge and Grand Suites with a private balcony or bay window. You can also find original paintings by Lofoten artist Kaare Espolin Johnsen that were salvaged from the retired MS Harald Jarl, a fixture on this route from 1960 to 2001.
Food and DrinkRestaurant, cafe and several bars.
Sauna and Jacuzzi.
Locally sourced ingredients are a vital part of the onboard dining experience, and the chefs make full use of each voyage’s many stops at large and small ports. A rich variety of fresh produce from land and sea is prepared with a modern twist on age-old traditions.
Specialities range from Bergen fish soup, baked Arctic char and red king crab to beer-braised beef, reindeer steak, local cheeses with berry compote and milk pudding with sea buckthorn and aquavit ice cream. Main meals are taken in the expansive Saga Hall on deck 5, while the Viking Cafe is open round the clock, catering principally to short-hop port-to-port passengers.
There is no formal entertainment programme, but a two-piece band plays several days a week after dinner in the Fjord Bar. Daily sightseeing is spectacular and varied as the ship hugs the dramatic coast, and evenings are generally geared to relaxation and unwinding.
A limited lecture and seminar programme is held in the Panorama Lounge and the small lecture theatre and conference rooms on Deck 5
A wide variety of optional guided excursions immerse passengers in the spectacular landscape, culture and wildlife of the region, including hiking around fjords and glaciers, city walks, Sami feasts, island boat rides, husky sledding, snowmobile rides and Northern Lights viewing.