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Hurtigruten Museum

Markedsgata 1, Stokmarknes 8450, Norway
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
134 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We visited the Hurtigruten museum when our ship docked in Stokmarknes for 90 minutes. The museum was ok, but with something of a jumble of exhibits of photographs, documents and artefacts. We spent most of our time exploring the decommissioned 1950s boat, the Finnmarken, which is in dry dock adjacent to the museum. Standards of comfort have certainly improved in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a very small museum, with lots of exhibits, but very little editing or presentation. It's run by the hurtigruten company, and when the ship is in the harbour, the museum is very busy - avoid if you can! The most interesting exhibit is one of the older coastal express boats, where you get to see old cramped cabins,... More

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Altoona, Kansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our Hertigruten ship was docked in Stokmarknes about 1 1/2 hours. We rushed straight to the museum. We had time to go through at a fast pace. It was enjoyable seeing the original "MS Finnmarken". It dates back to the 1950's, and rests in dry dock here and is part of the museum tour. The first Hertigruten voyage departed in... More

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Scot in London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are travelling on a Hurtigruten ferry your time will be limited here as the stop is only 60 minutes. The museum is in two parts: the exhibition/history of Hurtigruten ferries - and the preserved MS Finnmark. You do not have time for both! Unless you have a specific interest in the history of Hurtigruten, the ship is by... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The only downside is not enough time if you are visiting from Hurtigruten. The museum visit could take 2 hours or more and the visit to the preserved M/S Finnmark could take over an hour. However Hurtigruten stops for just 60 minutes. Enjoy what you can but don't miss the boat.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This review is written from the perspective of an American tourist making their first trip to Norway. The most likely way that a tourist would visit the Hurtigruten Museum is during a stop as part of a Hurtigruten cruise. There is no entry fee to the museum. The tour is self directed and takes about an hour.

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Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
76 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Though the museum is rather small, it varies a lot with film, pictures, objects, models and text. You learn a lot about the history from the very beginning in the late 19th century until today. The informations are mostly written in Norwegian, English and German. A hightlight should be the biggest museum object in the world: the 1956 built Hurtigruten... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just to travel on the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage you are experiencing maritime tradition. And to visit this museum you are experiencing the history of that tradition. A visit here is great fun for anyone who loves sea travel. The route you will travel, if you are on a Hurtigruten ship, is known as Norway's Highway 1 and is billed as... More

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Essex
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56 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

You get so used to travelling on modern cruise ships it takes a visit to somewhere like the Hurtigruten museum to realise how ships have changed in the past fifty years. Being of an age that had travelled by ship some 50 years ago I had forgotten that tables used to have little lips around them to stop the cutlery... More

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Like others we visited the museum free as part of a Hurtigruten Classic Voyage Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen, this month (March 2014). Excellent range of ship models. The actual ship alongside was covered in protection resembling corrugated iron, so very unattractive, and we lacked time to go on board anyway.

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