We travel in RIB (rigid inflatable boats) from Stokmarknes across dramatic Raftsundet to the narrow Trollfjord. Here we go ashore to join a guided tour of the local power station. We also hear the story of the battle of Trollfjord that took place near here in 1890 between competing fishermen.
The notorious skirmish is mentioned in the classic novel "Den siste viking" ("The Last Viking") by Johan Bojer and depicted in Gunnar Berg’s painting "Trollfjordslaget" ("The Trollfjord Battle"), on display in Svolvær´s town hall. A snack is served before we continue by boat between small islets and skerries to the island of Skrova, known for its export of salmon all over the world. Along the way, you simply admire the breathtaking surroundings. We also stop to look for sea eagles before returning to Svolvær.