Risøyrenna 100 years

23 June 2022

The Hurtigruten Museum invites you to a cake buffet, lectures and a concert to celabrate Risøyrenna 100 years.

On 25 June 1922, Risøyrenna was officially opened, and the hurtigrute could sail through Vesterålen for the first time. DS Finmarken 1912 led a short run of 300–400 boats, and on board was King Haakon the 7th, Captain Richard With and ministers from several ministries. Precisely these lounges guests at the Hurtigruten Museum can enter to enjoy beautiful furniture, ornamentation and atmosphere.

We pay tribute to the optimism and courage that changed Vesterålen forever with coffee and anniversary cake, lectures, a theme station, wreath laying and music. We also sell the anniversary book “Gjennom Risøysundet – Historia om Risøyrenna”.

Hurtigruten Museum, Hurtigruten Museum Association, Hadsel municipality and driving force Margot Notø Vik welcome everyone on board!

Anniversary program for Risøyrenna 100 years

10.00 am: Welcome by Lina Vibe, unit manager Hurtigruten Museum

10.10 am: Voyage under the stars, lecture by author Gjermund Andreassen

11.00 am: Hurtigruten – a modern traffic system was made, and the fathers were many, lectures by professor emeritus of history Edgar Hovland

12.00 am: Wreath laying and speech at Richard With’s bust outside the Hurtigruten Museum by Mayor Aina Nilsen. Music by district musician Stine Sivertsen

12.30 pm: In conversation with Margot Notø Vik, Ole Johann Andreassen (62 years) tells about his long professional life on the express route

14.30 pm: The story of the reverse map of Norway and Risøyrenna, by Steinar Jacobsen in Richard With’s character

15.00 pm: Gems from the turn of the century 1800/1900, concert by cellist Synnøve Volden and pianist Pat Manwaring

Ordinary tickets and Annual passes include a cake buffet, lectures and a concert!

Welcome!

The last classic Hurtigruten ship

MS Finnmarken – the last classic hurtigruten ship

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