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The Hurtigruten ships go from Bergen to Kirkenes and back in eleven days, and is active every day of the year. So there is a ship leaving Bergen every day, and eleven ships are somewhere on the route at all time. When you are aboard one of the ship, you cross everyday another ship going in the opposite direction.

It's an important moment of the day, on each ship the passengers wave (with their hands or with sheets and tableclothes) and the ships blow their horns to salute.

Here, an hour after crossing the Arctic Circle, on the northbound route, the M/S Lofoten meets the M/S Finnmarken, southbound (about an hour before we actually reach Ørnes).

The "Post" flag indicates that the ship is officialy acknowledged to transport the mail between the different cities.

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