Built by Kaarbøs M/V, Harstad, for Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 16 February 1983. Shipyard number, 101. Cost, 158,000,000 kroner.
4,072 gross, 2,073 nett, 1160 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 357.0 feet, beam 54.5 feet, depth 21.0 feet. 6,400 BHP, two 3,200 Bergen Diesel KVMB-16 diesels, 17.5 knots. Two 401 BHP Brunvoll SPT-VP bow thrusts.
Became part of Ofotens og Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab fleet on 1 January 1988. Rebuilt in November 1988 at Motorenwerk, Bremen, at a cost of 45,000,000 kroner, to increase cabin accommodation. 6,261 gross tonnes. Refitted in January and February 1995 at Haugesund M/V. Became part of Hurtigruten Group (now Hurtigruten ASA) fleet in March 2006.