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ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery


BUDGET €13,200,000


The small town of Stokmarknes on the Vesterålen archipelago on Norway’s northwest coast is famous as the headquarters of the Hurtigruten shipping line. Hurtigruten was founded in 1893 to operate voyages along Norway’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, and still does to this day. In 1999, the Hurtigruten Museum became the new home of the old MS Finnmark after the ship ceased operations on this important route. Engineering firm Peab in collaboration with Oslo-based LINK Arkitektur will create a renewed Hurtigruten Museum for the MS Finnmark. Built in 1956, the MS Finnmark has been described as the world’s biggest museum artefact and will be the centrepiece of the new visitor experience. Work has been undertaken to restore the existing buildings on site and a new glass and steel building will house the ship indoors for the first time, protecting it from the harsh elements. Kvorning Design and Bright Norway were selected to create the new exhibition design for the space. Construction on the museum was completed in 2020 but the opening was delayed until August 28 2021. (Updated 1 April 2021)

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Hurtigruten Museum

Nordnesveien 536
Stokmarknes 8450

Brynjar Pettersen
Department Director Department Vesterålen/Museum Nord
+47 909 65 302

Jarl Holstad
Head of Concept and Exhibition
+47 913 46 657

Lina Vibe
Museum Director/Project Manager
+47 902 19 821

HR Prosjekt AS

Dronning Eufemias gate 16
0191 Oslo

+47 46 80 55 55
Jan Arild Kingswick

Kvorning Design & Communication

Njalsgade 21E, 3. sal, Pakhus 5
Copenhagen South 2300

+45 3393 9353
Arne Kvorning

Peab Construction (Norway)

Strandveien 17
Lysaker 1366

+46 725 33 34 84
Kajsa Jacobsson
Press Officer

Link Arkitektur (Norway)

Kirkegata 4
Oslo N-0153

+47 41 55 98 40
Leif Øie
CEO, Norway