Gullvika 68:14.778N 14:53.762E

Frans & Sarah Toonen
Mon 13 Jul 2015 08:13
Monday 13th July 2015. No wind and plenty of hot sun - bikini weather! 13nm under motor with the sea temperature up to 12C.  Location: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We visited the Trollfjorden today. It’s one of the main attractions for tourists as it is only 100 metres wide and the rock faces are sheer. Cruise boats, the Hurtigruten and loads of sightseeing power boats from the capital, Solvær, all call there so we were expecting company. Very quiet as it turned out and we stopped at the power station pontoon for lunch - too deep for anchor. Very hot which was great. We had intended to anchor in Grunnfjord which is further north up the Raftsundet but we ran out of depth at the bar, touched the ground at 1.9m, on a falling tide so we had to turn around and go elsewhere.

3 dolphins were lazing along in the flat calm. First we’ve seen this season.

No hardship to return south and anchor at Stor Molla island - the big brother of Lilli Molla island we so enjoyed last Saturday. Gullvika cove was crowded - 4 boats at anchor - but no wonder as the shelter was good and the water turquoise and clear. Loads of eagles some flying straight passed our stern. Too hot to sit outside when we anchored - yipee - and it was already 5pm. 

Trollfjorden. Cruise ships enter here too.