Trollfjord Cruise in Lofoten
Our Most Popular Lofoten Adventure
Sea eagle sightings
This five-hour cruise is a scenic tour through the open sea of Vestfjord, into the narrow inlet of Raftsundet and all the way inside Trollfjord. The route is spectacular due to its steep-sided mountains, plentiful sea eagle and whale sightings, and absence of roads. Remote areas, like Trollfjord, are only accessible by boat which ensures this wild and magic place can be preserved for years to come.
This sailing adventure is a great option for small groups, families or couples who want to immerse themselves in nature while getting a chance to go to one of the most unique fjords in the Lofoten Islands.
Small group experience on a luxurious yacht
Outdoor hot tub
Local meal of reindeer stew
White-tailed eagle, whale and wildlife sightings
Norweigan history, culture and natural interpretation
Learn how this fjord got its name
Breathtaking & dramatic scenery
Spacious seating areas
If your desired tour dates are not available on the booking calendar, let us know and we may be able to arrange special dates for you.
We depart Svolvær harbor, the main town of the Lofoten Islands. As we cruise Lofoten and out to Vestfjorden, watch for orca, porpoise and humpback whales. Once inside the inlet of Raftsundet, you’ll feel the immensity of the surrounding landscape. This 25 km strait connects the Vestfjorden in the south to the Hadselfjorden in the north. As we set our course to Trollfjord, you might find yourself in awe. Trollfjord is a very narrow fjord, just 100m wide at its opening. It is also a short fjord, just 1km long. With towering 1000m mountains rising straight up from the sea, the dramatic landscape will have you at a loss for words. Once through the narrow opening, the fjord opens up providing 360 degrees views. Depending on the time of the year, this stunning fjord may be fringed with snow-capped mountains, awash with sunlight and waterfalls or even blanketed with Northern lights. Sit back in the hot tub or top deck lounge, take a deep breath and enjoy the scenery and silence. Your local guides will share the history and culture of the local sites as you pass by. Northern Norway, known as Nord Norge, has a unique history - a special combination of geology, 10,000+ years of human inhabitants blending Norse and Sami culture. This is what sets this region apart from the rest of Norway. On our silent fjord cruise, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a traditional slow-cooked reindeer stew. The return cruise is casual with time for eating, soaking in the sights and photography. As your Lofoten adventure comes to a close, we slide back into the Svolvær harbor. You can now say you’ve visited Lofoten and fully experienced Trollfjord, one of the best places in Lofoten.
2,750 kr per adult
2,250 kr per child
Private charters available
10:00 - 15:00
Public Service House Guest Harbor
April - September
5 hours of cruising time through the Lofoten Islands
Personalized service for your group's arrival
Local captain and first mate
Stories and interpretation in English, Norwegian or Japanese
Reindeer Stew as well as hot drink such as Coffee & Tea. We cater to individuals with dietary restrictions if notified in advance.
Indoor and outdoor seating and dining areas
Upgrade your tour to include the outdoor hot tub
Fishing is not part of this tour
WHAT TO BRING
Hat & gloves
Comfortable shoes that are easy to take off & on
Swim wear if you upgrade to include the hot tub
ABOUT YOUR CAPTAIN
Former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain with 35 years experience
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Frequently asked questions about this Cruise
How long is this adventure?
This Cruise is about 5 hours long. It depends on the size of the group, the wildlife sightings, the wind and the current. We prefer to do a slower tour so you have time to internalize the experience and take photos, watch the wildlife or northern lights, and just relax in nature.
Is there a minimum number of participants for the tour?
Yes, we have a minimum of 8 guests for our tours. We always strive to do a Trollfjord Cruise each day within the season, but if there are too few people booked, we will reschedule your tour to another day or provide you with a full refund. We cancel because it is both financially and ecologically unsustainable to do a cruise with groups any smaller. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
What happens if it is raining all day?
Our Cruise will continue rain or shine. If the weather conditions are unsafe (high winds or storms), we will cancel the tour and either reschedule or provide a full refund. Sailing Yacht Stella Oceana, our ship, has warm indoor spaces so you can opt to stay warm and dry. On rainy days, the clouds hang low in Trollfjorden which gives the fjord an eery and dramatic feeling. The storytelling is at its finest on a grey, foggy day.
What is available for lunch?
We primarily serve slow-cooked reindeer stew paired with mashed potatoes and carrots, tea/coffee and cookies. Our food is sourced from local farmers and establishments. This means some items are only available seasonally and everything is of high quality and optimal freshness. All of our food is lovingly prepared by the crew. We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions.
What wildlife/animals will I see?
You never know what you might encounter in the sea, but some common wild animals that we see are harbor porpoises, orca, humpback whales, other whales, seals, white-tailed eagles, puffins, migrating birds from all over the world and arctic birds.
Will I get seasick and what if I need medical attention?
We can't guarantee that you won't get seasick, but most people don't experience this discomfort because the boat is so stable. However, in the small chance that you do get seasick, the crew has a lot of experience and can help you so you can enjoy your trip. Northern Norway tends to seem remote and isolated, however, we will always be sailing along the coast where help is never far away. There are local rescue ships and the Norwegian Coast Guard is always operating throughout the entire coast.
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