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Hutigruten MS "Fram" - Norwegian wool textiles on expedition in Arctic waters

MS Fram

MS "Fram" is a cruise ship owned by Hurtigruten AS. The ship is named after the polar ship "Fram" which was used by Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, among others.

The original Fram schooner was the most famous discovery ship of its time. Hurtigruten MS «Fram» is built as an expedition cruise ship and is an exceptional base camp for explorers. The ship was built at the Italian shipyard Fincantieri in Trieste, and cost 68.6 million euros. MS "Fram" was handed over on 27 April 2007, and was christened on 19 May of the same year in Oslo. The ship has since operated in cruise traffic in Greenland in the summer season and in Antarctica in the winter. The ship is certified for 400 passengers, and is specially built to sail in Arctic waters.

MS Fram

Since the 1950s, Hurtigruten has used textiles from Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik. The picture shows one of the textiles illustrating cracks in a glacier designed by Pia Bjørnstad.

MS "Fram" is a ship that combines advanced technology with safety, flexibility and environmental friendliness. With important expedition features and technology, MS "Fram" takes its guests on a journey of discovery to the planet's most alluring and untouched regions. On board, comfort is top priority. The upgrade in 2022 has given all seven decks a fresh dose of fresh, Nordic style, while exploration and learning are still at the centre.

Gudbrandsdalen's Wool Factory supplied specially developed textiles to MS "Fram" when the ship was built. The textiles were developed by the renowned textile designer Pia Bjørnstad. The factory has also supplied textiles for the latest upgrade of the ship.