The history of Lødingen Skyssbåtservice

The adventure of Lødingen Skyssbåtservice AS started in year 2000, when Torbjørn startet going with the local boat Trygg between Øksneshamn-Svartskard-Kvannkjosen.
Since the start in year 2000 with one employee and boat capacity of 15 people, a lot has happened.

2016-09-2111:15 Liss Marie Jakobsen

Lødingen Skyssbåtservice AS was established 27.th of juli 2000, by Heidi og Torbjørn Rinø. 

In 2003, the local boat rout was expanded, and a new, bigger boat was bough. The rout between Øksneshamn-Svartskard-Kvannkjosen now also went to Svolvær, Skrova, Holandshamn and Brettesnes. With capacity to take 32 passengers and with three employees, Lødingen Skyssbåtservice was a growing company.

In 2004, we expanded again. The boat MS Rinø started to go in Beiarfjorden, where captain Ole transported schoolchildren for 7 years, until the rout was disused. In this period, Lødingen Skyssbåtservice served the boatrout between Narvik-Svolvær from 2005 until Lofast was opened in 2007. 

In 2016, it was time to expand again. In may, MS Alba was bough. Alba has a capaciy to transport 100 passengers, and is engaged by Hurtigruten from june till august. The rest of the year, the boat is available for transportation and experiences for both businesses and private groups.

Spring 2016, it was also decided that Lødingen Skyssbåtservice AS will continue to serve the rout between Øksfjorden-Svolvær from 2017. New regulations lead to expansions, and in september MS Svellingen became a part of our fleet, to be used as a standby boat. Svellingen takes 45 passengers and is available for rent during the whole year. 

In May 2017 we expand our fleet again with a charming old lady called "Lofotferry". This boat in cooperation with our partner in Lofoten XXLofoten takes turists from all over the world and give them tonns of charm in spectacular surrondings.

With new projects and boats comes more employees. Our last investment is MS Meløytind witch goes on a contract 2017/2018 in Nordfolda. Projects are waiting in line, and the last year we have made alot of new and exiting contacts within transportation and tourism. Lødingen Skyssbåtservice is proud to offer our customers and partners great experiences, and transportation that shows our beautiful region from its best side. Last but least, we are proud to have clever employees that are exellent ambassadors for the company. 

Welcome on board with Lødingen Skyssbåtservice!