Hurtigruten coastal ships set for a makeover

Four of Hurtigruten’s coastal cruisers will undergo a bow-to-stern refurb in 2016, drawing inspiration from the landscapes of the line’s Arctic home.

The contemporary Scandinavian interiors will be “stylish and yet unpretentious”, Hurtigruten promises, with a palette of earthy colours and natural materials such as wood, slate and leather.

And it’s not just the cabins which will sport an elegant new look, with the restaurants also sporting a modern Nordic feel to complement the local Norwegian cuisine.

New cafe for Hurtigruten coastal ships

The extensive make-over will begin with the Polarlys from January 2016, followed by sister ships Kong Harald, Nordkapp and Nordnorge.

But they won’t be in dry dock for long, with each renovation lasting for just 22 days of around-the-clock works.