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There are plenty of Trans-Atlantic freighters that carry passengers; perhaps it's the most popular crossing for freighter travel. Some are listed at freightercruises.com or freighter-travel.com. I've also found some north-west passage freighters, but they connect only Greenland and North-America. Are there any passenger-carrying freighters that connect northern Norway with North-America (preferably a place in North America with onward public transportation) through the Arctic or the high north in general, rather than going south to France/UK/Ireland before crossing the Atlantic?

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That would be amazing, I'd totally want to do that trip. Travel.SE meetup! –  Mark Mayo Jun 27 '13 at 14:19
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I found an interesting site that lists a lot of companies and sites that allows you to become a passenger on a freighter. The thing is that there are no direct routes from Norway that I can find to anywhere in North America.

The best I was I able find was routes operated Hamburg Sud from Rotterdam to multiple ports in Norway and from Rotterdam to multiple places in the US. There is also a different German Company Rickmers-Linie which operates through Hamburg and will let you again change ships to Scandinavia (Sweden and Finland) and that's about it.

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Peculiar how the photo on the site shows a ship in a frozen sea. Presumably between Sweden and Finland then. –  gerrit Jul 2 '13 at 15:50
    
Looks like it. Ice is not that thick... –  Karlson Jul 2 '13 at 16:04
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