Rune Kongsro / Hurtigruten

Vesterålen and Lofoten by rib

Vesterålen and Lofoten by rib

Join us for an exciting open boat ride ride through the enchantingly beautiful scenery of Vesterålen and Lofoten, reserved only for our Platinum guests.

  • Journey through Raftsundet and Trollfjorden by RIB (rigid inflatable boat).
  • Admire spectacular scenery in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
  • Visit a power station and hear about the notorious battle of Trollfjord.
  • Pass small fishing villages and get a chance to see sea eagles en route to Svolvær.

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 and art gallery. 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.

__Practical information __

Disembarking port: Stokmarknes
Embarking port: Svolvær
Southbound or Northbound: Southbound
Approximate arrival/departure times: 15:00 - 17:30
Available period: 15 May – 31 August
Transportation: RIB (Rigid inflatable boat)
Meals on the trip: Snack and water from mountains surrounding Trollfjorden
Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Survival-/thermal suits and gloves are provided
Note: The excursion is not suitable for guests with back problems. Toilets are available at the power station. For Platinum guests exclusively.
Age limit: 6 years old together with parent (must be one adult per child)