Built by Fosen M/V of Rissa, Trondheimsfjorden, for Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskab, delivered in May 2002. Shipyard number, 72. Cost, 715,000,000 kroner.


16,140 gross, 6,291 nett, 1,186 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 135.75 metres, beam 21.5 metres, depth 7.5 metres. Two 5,630 BHP 9-cylinder 4T DM W 9L 32 Wartsila diesels, 18 knots. Propulsion system consists of two Ulstein Aquamaster ‘pods’ which can move the vessel in any direction required. When manœuvring at slow speed, under 12 knots, the ‘pods’ are driven electrically, speed being regulated by raising and lowering them. Two 1,200 BHP Brunvoll thrusts were also fitted.


Hull built and launched at Fosen’s subsidiary Bruces Shipyard, at Landskrona, Sweden, on 10 October 2001, and towed to Fosen M/V, bearing the ‘unofficial’ name Lyngen. Delays in fitting out meant that the ship’s planned presentation cruise, from Bergen to Hull, Southampton, Hamburg, Kiel, Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen, had to be cancelled.


First Hurtigrute sailing from Bergen on 18 May 2002.


Between 18 and 29 October 2002 returned to Fosen M/V for the fitting of three 900 BHP Brunvoll bow thrusts.


Became part of Hurtigruten Group (now Hurtigruten ASA) fleet in March 2006.