Photo courtesy of C.H./visitnorway.com
With its narrow entrance and steep mountainsides, the Trollfjord is undoubtedly one of Norway’s most spectacular fjords, yet tourists often miss it because you can get there only by water. Regular boat tours run from Svolvær, and the Hurtigruten coastal cruise ships often visit the fjord during the summer season. When approaching the fjord’s slim entrance, many visitors are shocked that such a large ship can make it in and safely turn around at the other end. Bird-watchers also flock to the Trollfjord for the opportunity to spot wild sea eagles swooping overhead.
By David Nikel, AFAR Local Expert