The first Hurtigruteship "Vesterålen" leaves from Trondheim to Hammerfest in July 1893, Stokmarknes was the homeport. The Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) has daily departures in Stokkmarknes.
Located in Stokmarknes you will find "Hurtigrutemuseet". Specialty museum of the history of the Coastal Steamer. Interpretation centre with ship models, films and slide shows.