The Roald Amundsen

1 November 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  6 minutes

Roald Amundsen © - Birgitta Michal/cc-by-sa-2.0

Roald Amundsen © – Birgitta Michal/cc-by-sa-2.0

MS Roald Amundsen is a new hybrid powered Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship. She was built by Kleven Yards of Norway and started her maiden voyage on 3 July 2019 from the Norwegian port Tromsø to Hamburg. She and her sister ship Fridtjof Nansen are the first hybrid-powered ships in the Hurtigruten fleet.   read more…

The Midnatsol

18 April 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Shisha-Tom/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Shisha-Tom/cc-by-sa-3.0

MS Midnatsol (Norwegian for is Midnight sun) a Hurtigruten vessel built by Fosen mekaniske verksteder in Rissa, Norway in 2003. It is the fourth ship to sail for Hurtigruten to bear this name. She has a sister ship, MS Trollfjord which also sails for Hurtigruten.   read more…

Svolvær on the Lofoten

31 May 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Svolvær Harbour © Ernmuhl

Svolvær Harbour © Ernmuhl

Svolvær is the administrative centre of Vågan Municipality (9,200 inhabitants) in the Nordland County in Lofoten. The town itself has a population of 4,000.   read more…

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