Volunteering at the Hurtigruten Museum

20 February 2024

We are very lucky to have so many great volunteers who help us with so many different things at the Hurtigruten Museum! The Norwegian Hurtigruten Museum Foundation has always had a fantastic group of volunteers who have lined up in any weather to help restore the Hurtigruten ship MS Finnmarken from 1956. Thousands of hours they have donated so that the Hurtigruten story can be told at Stokmarknes.

Et lite utvalg av alle de fantastiske frivillige på dekk ombord MS Finnmarken. Primus motor og kaptein, Sten-Magne Engen i midten

In addition to all the invaluable practical work done on board, we have volunteers who step up in other ways as well.

Recently we were contacted by Eivind, who would like to help with the museum’s photo collection. He has recently retired and is committed to the history of Hurtigruten. Now he comes to the museum every Tuesday and sits down with our photo scanner and a good cup of coffee.

The work takes a lot of time. Each photo has to be scanned in high resolution, so you have to have patience and be accurate.

We really appreciate having Eivind visit, and want to thank absolutely everyone who has volunteered. Their contribution is priceless!

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