It is unknown where the name “Trollfjord” originated, but there are legends and stories both fictional and other. One legend says that Trollfjord used to be a lake named “Trollsjoen”. A troll name Hinnøy was angry with another trolls cows were grazing on his fields around the lake. Running over with his axe, he tripped, and the axe flew out and landed in between the lake and raftsundet. When taking out the axe, the lake connected with Raftsundet, creating what we now know as Trollfjord.
Regardless or the origin of the name, Trollfjord seems an appropriate name for the impressive and overwhelming feeling one gets upon entering the fjord. Magnificent, impressive and a little frightening as you cruise in Trollfjord below the towering mountains that are threatening overhead and plunge deep into the fjord. It is certainly one of the most impressive fjords of Norway.