Sortland – the blue city - Stokmarknes – the birthplace of Hurtigruten

The Hurtigruten Museum


Price from €129

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



2 hours 15 minutes


Read the practical information below

  • Travel by bus through beautiful scenery between Sortland and Stokmarknes

  • Join a guided tour around Hurtigrutemusset, housed in one of our retired ships

  • Travel back in time to 1912 and 1956 through different sections of the ship

  • Discover the history and stories that made The Coastal Express the icon it is today

Enjoy the scenery as we make our way by bus from Sortland to Stokmarknes, the birthplace of Hurtigruten. On the waterfront, you’ll find a full-sized ship encased within a large glass building. Here, our very own MS Finnmarken from 1956 has been lovingly restored and transformed into a museum in honour of The Coastal Express.  

Hurtigrutemuseet preserves archives, photographs and artefacts that chronicle the birth and evolution of The Coastal Express, our pivotal contribution to coastal communities, and the transformation that had on the Norwegian coast. On a guided tour, you’ll get to explore 1956 MS Finnmarken’s bridge, galley, engine room, classic dining room, and cabins. Then, you can relax in the lounge from DS Finnmarken, a Coastal Express ship from 1912. 

With knowledgeable guides and a range of interactive exhibitions, Hurtigrutemuseet promises a memorable visit, encapsulating and celebrating the legacy of the original Norwegian coastal voyage.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Sortland

  • Embarking port: Stokmarknes

  • Available: 1 Jan - 31 Dec (except Christmas Day)

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: N/A

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing

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