Stokmarknes – the birthplace of Hurtigruten

The Coastal Express Heritage Tour


Price from $117

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



2 hours


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  • Enjoy an expert-guided tour and find out what made The Coastal Express the icon it is today.

  • Explore the beautifully restored ship, MS Finnmarken, from 1956.

  • See the iconic salons and cabins from the 1912 steamship, MS Finnmarken.

This exclusive tour takes you on a journey into the heritage of The Coastal Express. As a monument to Norway's coastal history, the new national Hurtigruten Museum stands by the sea in our birthplace, Stokmarknes.  

As you arrive, you’ll find a full-sized ship encased in a large glass building. Here, our very own MS Finnmarken from 1956 has been lovingly restored and transformed into a fascinating museum. On your 45-minute guided tour, you’ll see preserved archives, photographs and artefacts that chronicle the evolution of The Coastal Express and its pivotal contribution to Norwegian coastal communities. You can explore MS Finnmarken’s bridge, galley, engine room, classic dining room and cabins. Afterwards, relax in the ship’s café, which serves a menu that reflects what was served on board in the 1950s and 60s. 

Celebrate the legacy of the original Norwegian coastal voyage and enjoy a visit to the Hurtigruten Museum like no other on this exclusive, expert-guided tour.