The "Nordnorge" was built in 1997 for the Norwegian Coastal Fleet and during the northern summer operates between Bergen and Kirkenes. She was built to navigate shallow and narrow waters as well as open sea and is classified for light ice conditions. She normally carries 460 passengers but during Antarctic operations this will be limited to 350 passengers. The "Nordnorge" uses eight zodiacs while in the antarctic and is restricted by I.A.A.T.O. to having 100 passengers go ashore at any one time.
Picture added on 23 August 2006