Norway's beatiful fjords
Norway has many fjords – and long fjords. The world's second longest fjord, Sognefjord, is over 20 kilometres long and 1,308 metres deep. The Norwegian word fjord means "where you cross" and has crossed over into many other languages including English.
It was warm on the sunny slopes, and it was even possible to grow heat-loving plants such as tomatoes and apricots here. There were salmon in the fjord, and further inland there was room for sheep and goats. Parents had to resign themselves to tying very young children with ropes when they were playing to ensure that they did not fall off the cliff.
In summer and autumn, the trip to Geiranger departs from Ålesund on the northbound voyage.
Trollfjorden (The Trollfjord)
Inside, the fjord widens so that the ship can turn around and sail out again. You can think about the great battle that took place in the fjord in 1890. The fjord was full of fish. The large steamboats closed off the fjord and locked in the wealth, while the fishermen in the smaller boats were locked out. It ended with a battle that has entered into both Norwegian literature and art. And then the battle cry rang out between the steep mountainsides without fear of waking the trolls who gave the fjord its name...
The Trollfjord flows into the Raftesundet Strait on the voyage between Svolvær and Stokmarknes. Visits to the Trollfjord may be cancelled in bad weather if there is a risk of avalanches or similar.