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Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord

Troll Fjord


The Troll Fjord is a 1.5 mile long sidearm of the Raftsund between the Norwegian archipelagos of Lofoten and Vesteralen. With its narrow entrance and steep-sided mountains, it cuts westwards from the Raftsundet strait. The name is derived from the troll, a figure in Norse mythology. The mouth of the fjord where it joins the Raftsund is only 100 yards wide. It widens to a maximum width of 2700 feet. The mountains surrounding the fjord are between 2000 to 3600 feet high. It is 240 feet at its deepest point. We only made it into the fjord because the weather was good. We really have been lucky with the weather during the whole trip so far.

The pictures show you how beautiful it is!! Just a point of interest, the pictures were taken at midnight. The sun stays up from April to late August. This natural phenomenon occurs in local summer months in the north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle. We haven't had a problem sleeping though because our cabin has darkening shades.

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