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Rocks at Portside

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MS Nordlys in Trollfjorden

PLEASE ON BLACK! Die Schiffe der Hurtigruten fahren durch den Raftsund und biegen als besondere touristische Attraktion in den an dieser Stelle nur 100 m breiten Trollfjord ein. An der breitesten Stelle wenden sie und setzen anschließend ihre Fahrt durch den Raftsund fort. Auch andere Kreuzfahrtschiffe vollziehen dieses spektakuläre Manöver. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trollfjord

Rocks and Water

This region has inspired famous Norwegian art and literature. In 1890, a battle broke out in Trollfjorden between fishermen who were all eager to claim the massive shoals of fish that had entered the fjord. The large steam-powered vessels had cast nets that blocked the fish inside the fjord, which was unacceptable to the fishermen in the smaller boats. The fight is mentioned in the classic novel “Den siste viking” (“The Last Viking”) by Johan Bojer. It is also captured in Gunnar Berg’s painting “Trollfjords…

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During the Turning Maneuver

On calm days, Hurtigruten can sail in and almost brush the sides of the thousand metre high mountains of Trollfjorden. No other place offers you the chance to get as close to this incredible sight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trollfjord My ship was MS Nordlys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Nordlys_(1993)

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Raftsundet with Trollfjorden

PLEASE VIEW ON BLACK! Trollfjorden carves inwards to Austvågøy from the west side of the 25-kilometre long Raftsundet, a very narrow sound between Austvågøy and Hinnøya. Here, Hurtigruten drives between the ports of Svolvær and Stokmarknes.

Trolls Home

PLEASE ON BLACK! The captain calmly maneuvers the ship into the 100-metre wide mouth of the fjord and turns around a few kilometres further in. All the while, you are quietly praying that the old tale still holds true: that the trolls won’t wake for a thousand years, by which time our ship will have since sailed away.

Night Trip into Trollfjord

PLEASE ON BLACK! Sometimes the Hurtigruten ferries take in the darkness a small detour into the 100 m wide Trollfjord. It is also popular with other cruise ferries. My Ferry was MS Nordlys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Nordlys_(1993)