Kjøllefjord is the centre for commerce and a traditional fishing port. One of the largest fish processing and fishing companies in Kjøllefjord is a branch of Havfisk. Another large company is Laksefjord Seafood and Statkraft. Statkraft constructed a wind farm near the Gartefjellet mountain, with a maximum capacity of 40 megawatts (54,000 hp). The 17 wind turbines have an annual power output of 155 gigawatt-hours (560 TJ) and provide for the electrical needs of about 6,000 households.
The Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) has daily departures at Kjøllefjord. Video from the project light the rock formation here.