The Hurtigrute is the Highway number 1. Before the advent of road networks and cars, regional ﬂights and aeroplanes, the sea was the most important thoroughfare along the coast of Norway. The Vesteraalen Dampskibsselskab (VDS) was the ﬁrst ship company that sailed the Hurtigrute, or Express Route. The ship’s name was Vesteraalen, and the company was founded in Stokmarknes – the birthplace of the Hurtigrute.
The current museum explores the history of the Hurtigrute from its very beginning and the signiﬁcance of the postal service, ﬁsh, freight and headstrong individuals. We are building a new iconic museum where M/S Finnmarken (1956) will be encased in an iconic museum building at a cost of NOK 200 million. The new museum will open in summer 2020 with exciting new exhibitions and events, and therefore the ship is now closed for the public until the new museum opens in summer 2020.
Passengers that arrive in Stokmarknes on the southbound Hurtigruten have their own discounted ticket prices.
Jan 1–May 31 Every day 14.00–16.00
June 1–Sept 30 Every day 10.00–16.00
Oct 1–Dec 31 Every day 14.00–16.00
Also open by appointment. Call to book: (+47) 76 11 81 90
Price: 1500 NOK + 1000 NOK for guide (one hour)
Adult 75 NOK (ord. 100 NOK)
Child 30 NOK (ord. 45 NOK)
Senior/student 65 NOK (ord. 85 NOK)
Group (min. 10 ppl) p.p. 65 NOK (ord. 85 NOK)
Private guide: 1000 NOK
Guiding in Norwegian and English offered
Passengers that arrive in Stokmarknes on the southbound
Hurtigruten has their own discounted prices.