If you happened on this website by chance, here are links to other parts of my massive digital work on the history of Norwegian coastal shipping services:
The history of the Bergen to Kirkenes Hurtigrute and associated coastal shipping services can be found on:
The history of the Stavanger to Bergen Nattrute can be accessed on:
This site also has three pages of annotated photo galleries, describing a voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, Svalbard, and the Arctic ice cap in 1975/5.
The history of the local public shipping services in the Bergen district is spread between several websites, on account of the length of the illustrated fleet lists. These sites are scheduled for publication in October 2007.
Text, sketches and photos are published on:
The fleet lists are as follows:
Sogn og Fjordane:
On Bergen's doorstep:
Midthordland, Hardanger and Sunnhordland:
You can find out more about my historical novel, The Long Coast, on:
Much of the action takes place on ships on the Norwegian coast between 1927 and 1942.
And now for the contents of this website . . .
VESSELS DESIGNED AND BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE HURTIGRUTE
VESSELS REGULARLY EMPLOYED ON THE HURTIGRUTE BUT DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR OTHER SERVICES
RELIEF SHIPS AND CHARTERED SHIPS
PROJECTS WHICH NEVER LEFT THE DRAWING BOARD