Panoramic views of Trollfjorden and the surrounding mountain tops

3 Ways to Experience Trollfjorden in Lofoten

Trollfjorden is a two km (1.2 mi) long fjord with a narrow entrance and steep mountains on all sides. Known for its natural beauty and wildlife, accessing the fjord is best done by boat. Here are 3 ways to experience Trollfjorden in Lofoten.

Explore it on a sea eagle RIB safari

Beginning in Svolvær, you’ll journey through Raftsundet before entering Trollfjorden. The short strait of Raftsundet is home to sea eagles, and seeing these impressive birds up close is an unforgettable experience.

 You’ll explore the waterway in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB), which is stable and fast. Traveling on a RIB gives you a high level of safety as you see remote areas of Trollfjord.

Sea eagle flying over a RIB boat in a winter dressed Lofoten

Explore it on a silent cruise

If slow and steady is more your style, you’ll love experiencing Trollfjorden in Lofoten on a modern electric ship. This 3-hour tour begins in Svolvær and offers panoramic lounges and multi-level decks to enjoy the views on board.

You’ll learn about the landscape, history of the area and local wildlife. When you reach the Trollfjord, there’s another unique experience in store. The crew will launch an underwater drone to showcase the fjord’s mysterious depths.

Boat from Brim Explorer cruising in the narrow Trollfjord
Photo: Brim Explorer

Explore it on a traditional vessel

Take a trip through Trollfjorden on a traditional vessel, where your mode of transportation is part of the experience! 

The MS Øykongen takes daily trips and has lounges with panoramic views and a large main deck.

There are many opportunities to take photos, and if it’s an excellent day you’ll spot everything from sea eagles to whales and seals!

Whether you choose to experience Trollfjorden in Lofoten on a RIB safari, silent cruise or traditional vessel, you won’t regret spending time on the water and seeing all this dramatic fjord has to offer.

The fjord boat Øykongen in Trollfjorden