The Queen of Coastal Steamers
The most beautiful sea journey in the world
This is the land of
the midnight sun. On board the Norwegian Coastal Steamers from Bergen
to Kirkenes: Many tourists form all over the world has discovered this
beautiful sea journey.
- When crossing the Polar Circle a surprise is waiting for you
- What kind of surprise?
- I'm not going to tell you: You wait and see for yourself.
On board the coastal steamer:
Norwegian coastal steamer from Bergen to Krikenes is essential to the
people living on the northern coastline. And it has been for
generations. Every day all the year through there are always steamers heading north or south covering the distance of 2500 sea miles in all kinds of weather.
generations the population alongside the northern coastline regard the
coastal steamers as the most reliable way of transport in the hard
tourists form all over the world enter these ships. Many of them order
their tickets two years in advance. It's one of the most popular sea
journeys in the world and the most beautiful one.
sailors are needed on these seajourneys because the coastline is
demanding. The coastal steamers are to the population on the coastline
reguarded as a part of the coast and has been for generations. On board
you get close to the coast, the people and the fjords on these trips.
And the beautiful nature comes closer to you during this week on board.
tourist ships are strangers on this coastline. You never get close to
the coastline in them. The coastal steamer on the other hand is the
main transport lifeline to half a million people living on the
coastline in the northernmost counties Finnmark and Nor-Norge. You meet
local people small society and small places. Most of all you see a lot
of beautiful nature on the coast every day from Bergen to the North
Cape and Kirkenes. You can also take guided trips ashore reaching the
steamer in the next harbour.
In a fine way the coastal steamer manages to take care of both the tourists and the local people on board.
of Bodø the steamer is normally over booked during the tourist season:
Beside the North Cape you get guided trips by bus in Tromsø around the
town an up on top of the local mountain overlooking the town. A two
days trip from Kirkenes to Karasjok and back to the ship at Hammerfest.
You get from Harstad to Sortland by bus. In Trondheim you get a bus
trip to the famous Ringve Music Museum and a lot more.
coastal steamer goes into the narrow Troll Fjord. You see the big
mountains totally cowered by sea-birds called Sværholdtklubben. You see
the famous mountain Torghatten. And you get guiding onboard and on
shore by professional people in summer season.
And most important to many tourists: You see the midnight sun in summer.
Photo: Local Fishing-ship in Bergen habour.