The Coastal Run – Bergen – Kirkenes

Tidligere ble dette selskapet bare kalt ‘Hurtigruten’, og alle som bodde langs vår lange kyst kjente båtene av utseende på lang avstand. Vår nasjonale motorvei nr 1, kan man kanskje kalle det? Siden har det vært en viss utvikling. Selskapet har skiftet eiere, endret navn, ja til og med satt en del skip inn i ren cruise-trafikk, men fortsatt betjener de alle våre knutepunkter oppover langs kysten. Båtene, derimot, har blitt modernisert både utvendig og innvendig og holder idag tilnærmet en cruise-kvalitet. Noen av dem går da av og til i rene cruise-oppdrag i Arktis som til f.eks. Svalbard eller Grønland.
Her møter vi ms ‘Nordlys’ på tur fra Bergen til Kirkenes en rundtur som tar omtrent 11 døgn, men likevel en tur man nok vil huske resten av livet?!

Jeg skulle ønske jeg kunne vise dere en komplett fotoreportasje fra hele turen, men dessverre er situasjonen slik at kostnadene ved en slik tur ikke lenger passer inn i min lille pensjon. Og siden jeg jo ikke tjener 5 øre på disse foto-reportasjene mine, så får dere kanskje heller ta turen selv? 🙂  Velkommen til å sjekke dem ut:

SVOLVAER – 37 pics
HENNINGSVAER  28 pics
KABELVAAG – 26 pics


Earlier on this shipping company was only called ‘Hurtigruten’, and everyone living on our long rugged coastline knew each ship by sight – even far off. You could probably call these ships sailing our ‘coastal highway no 1’?

Since then, however, there has been an evolvement_ The company has gotten new owners and the name has been changed. Now: ‘The Coastal Run Bergen-Kirkenes’. Even the ships have changed. Now thoroughly modernized on the inside as well as on the outside. Some ships are working cruise treaffic to the Arctic like the Spitsbergen or to Greenland.
In this sccene we are meeting up with a ship named ms ‘Nordlys’ (translated: ‘The Northern Lights’) on its way from the City of Bergen to the city of Kirkenes and back; a round trip of approximately 11 days, but a trip you’d probably remember the rest of your life.

I wish I could give you a full picture coverage of such a trip – including pictures from all the ports visited, but – today unfortunately the costs of such a trip doesn’t quite agree with my pension of today. And since I don’t earn a dime on my pictures, it can’t be done! But – I have previously made published a few photo reports from Svolvaer as well as Henningsvaer and a couple of other places. Feel free to check them out!

SVOLVAER – 37 pics
HENNINGSVAER  28 pics
KABELVAAG- 26 pics

Compliments of SRB)
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4 Responses to The Coastal Run – Bergen – Kirkenes

  1. Leyla says:

    Nydelige steder i Lofoten. Var der med båten for 2 år siden 🙂

  2. Seenorway says:

    I can imagine, but they certainly now what to charge these days! These ships are, however, causing a lot of pollution – especially in our narrow fjords engulfed by high montains – so – in the future most likely such cruise ships will have to be electrically powered in order to obtain permission!
    That will most likely reduce traffic! (At least for a while)

  3. -Eugenia says:

    Cruises are lovely but very expensive, and out of my reach. I’ve been on several cruises to the Bahamas and quite some ago. But the best cruise was the one to Alaska and I loved every minute of it.

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