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 Raftsundet

You will cross Hadsel fjord with the Coastal Steamer. Sail through the spectacular, narrow Raftsundet strait and pass the magnificent Trollfjord. You can admire the rugged mountainous landscape jutting up on the horizon. You travel between coral reefs, sunken rocks, skerries and shallow sand bars into the Raftsund Strait, which opens before us - a contrast of green grassy hillsides and jagged mountain peaks. Steep escarpments in the distance and a sparkling, murky green ocean.

The west side of Raftsundet is a mountain range called the Raftsundet Alps, and strech up to 1200 meters above sea level. The Trollfjord slices right into these mountains.

On the east side there are lower mountains and moorland particularly appropriate for hiking trips, ans suitable for children as well as grown-ups. Along the Raftsundet, the fishing is good, both from land and from boats.

We pass Svartsund and begin to negotiate the narrow entrance to Trollfjord, where mountain walls rise directly out of the sea. Inside the fjord, the boat will be able to idle so close to the mountain walls that you may literally reach out and touch them.



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