Delve into our history with fast-track entry to Hurtigrutemusset, a museum inside retired ship 1956 MS Finnmarken that celebrates how we came to be.
Fast-track entry to Hurtigrutemusset at Stokmarknes, our birthplace
Explore the interactive exhibitions and watch a movie about our history
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
Available all year
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Walking along the waterfront of Stokmarknes, you can’t miss a big, bold glass building gleaming in the sunlight. Encased within is a full-sized ship - our very own MS Finnmarken from 1956. This is Hurtigrutemuseet, a modern museum in honour of The Coastal Express and taking the form of a massive ship in a bottle.
Hurtigrutemusset preserves paraphernalia, archives, photographs, artefacts, and even old toys that chronicle our profound impact on the Norwegian coast’s history. You’ll be able to walk through time in different sections of the museum. Explore the bridge, the galley, the engine room, the classic dining room with its wooden furniture, and antique cabins from 1956. Then relax in the lounge from the first ever Coastal Express ship DS Finnmarken from 1912.
With knowledgeable guides on hand and a range of interactive exhibitions to engage with, Hurtigrutemusset promises a memorable visit, encapsulating and celebrating the much-loved legacy of the original Norwegian coastal voyage.