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  • "Lofoten" and "Spitsbergen" in Trollfjorden.

    "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

    "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

    "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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    • Hei Mr "Sea Otter" ,
      Are you Mr Horsevik ? Greetings !
      Just saw your photos of the 2 Hurtigrutes in Trollfjord at the same time ! Looks like the pictures were taken on a private boat within the fjord itself.
      Lofoten always followed Spitsbergen in June-July 2016 with Spitsbergen going into Trollfjord first followed by Lofoten ( hope I'm right )
      Pictures showed Lofoten turning round with Spitsbergen in front, just exit-ing the fjord.
      Was this on or before Jul 10 2016 ? I have uploaded a picture on Photobucket , of the 2 Hurtigrutes in Trollfjord on 10 Jul 2016. This was
      a series of shots using the webcamera on-board Lofoten, tracking Spitsbergen during Spitsbergen maiden-sailing on the BGO-KKN-BGO route.
      I think that it is rare to observe two boats from Hurtigruten simultaneosly withi Trollfjord.

      This shot was taken on 10Jul2016 at 17:15 from Lofoten's webcamera, (captured from the net.)
      :

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      • Thanks Kristian, a rare occasion and nice shots!

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        • Great pictures and a very interesting size comparison. I was not aware that Spitsbergen is such small. Veery sympatic. Could be interesting to have a trip on her before she is changing in the explorer business with very expensive cruises.
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          • It's quite amazing to think about Lofoten now being the last surviving "old" generation ship in service, though I fear for her future when new ships are on order. I haven't paid much attention to Hurtirguten lately, so I'm not sure if one of the 4 newbuildings are thought to replace her.

            She has been a strong ship and she has quite a following I know... in the summer months, she is rumored to be fully booked for the most part.





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            • A second set from my Polish built mobile photography - platform:







              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • yvneac
                yvneac commented
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                I love the "good old" Lofoten. Hope I will again be onboard this part of the Norwegian maritim memory.
                Thank you for those pictures.

              • Ralf__
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                As far as we know now, the new ships shall do the explorer business. The schedule shows her until March 2018.
                Midnatsol and Spitsbergen are replacing themselves in the winter/summer schedule 2016/2017/2018.
                I believe, when MS Roald Amundsen is starting, she won't change in the coastal route. She will operate like a cruise ship.
                But what will happen, if all four new ships will be ready and the Explorer business is not growing fast enough?
                Good old MS Lofoten is hanging by a thread..

            • At least, she will be around for some time more, but as with anything in business right now... don't take anything for granted.
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              • Lofoten as seen through ultra-mega zoom:



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                • Lofoten just before arriving at Trondheim about two months ago:

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                  • nari
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                    As they spent money and quite a bit of it on her new engines, I doubt they would scrap her.........too soon. I hope not, anyway.

                • Hello everyone. I will be on MS Lofoten from Bergen tomorrow (the 14th) until Tromso on the 18th if anyone is around. Graeme

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                  • PoloUK
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                    Have a great time Graeme.

                  • Tommi
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                    Have a great trip!

                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    I am envious!!! Enjoy it all.

                • Due to hurricane URD, the old LOFOTEN has been moored to the quay here in Kristiansund since arriving southbound on the 23rd. She sailed on northbound at around 5 PM today, 26th. December.


                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  • Wonderful evening photos, Sterkoder!

                    Who could have imagined that Kristiansund would need a hurricane to become the turn aorund port for a change. I saw her in Trondheim and earlier this morning, they said on the local radio station she would be here until 2 in the afternoon. But then again, at around one, she had already sailed away. I think it is strange and unfortunate to announce her departure delayed till 2 PM and then sail earlier anyway. The message on the radio had been given them by the Communications Director at Hurtigruten.
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                    • "Lofoten" north from Tromsø back in november.

                      Best wishes from
                      Bengt Domben

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                      • Moody!

                        The photographically interested can compare the white balance differences in Sterkoders and Grindøyas renditions of the old lady.

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                        • I wonder if the lucky pax on Lofoten enjoyed their extended stay in Kristiansund. I would have, I know.

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