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Raftsundet is a strait located in the Lofoten archipelago of Norway. It is a narrow and shallow body of water that separates the islands of Austvågøya and Vestvågøya. The strait is approximately 20 kilometers long and is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning scenery and wildlife.

The area surrounding Raftsundet is filled with steep mountains and deep fjords, providing a picturesque backdrop for visitors. The strait is home to a wide variety of fish and wildlife, including cod, haddock, herring, and whales.

Raftsundet is also known for its rich history. During the Viking era, the strait was an important trading route for the Norse people, connecting the islands of Lofoten to the mainland. In the 17th century, the strait was used by Dutch whalers to hunt for whales.

Raftsundet is also home to some of Norway’s most famous landmarks. The Lofoten Wall, a steep cliff face that stretches along the strait, is one of the most photographed places in Norway. The Røst Bridge, which connects the two islands of Austvågøya and Vestvågøya, is also a popular tourist attraction.

Raftsundet is a stunning natural wonder and an important part of Norwegian history. Its breathtaking scenery and rich wildlife make it a popular destination for tourists, while its historical significance make it a must-see for any history buff.

Excursion tips for a day in Raftsundet

As a tourist in Raftsundet, Norway, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area. Here is a list of possible activities to enjoy on a day in Raftsundet:

1. Explore the Raftsundet Strait by boat.
2. Visit the Trollfjorden and take in the stunning views.
3. Take a hike through the nearby hills and mountains.
4. Go fishing and enjoy the local seafood.
5. Visit the nearby island of Skrova and explore its unique culture.
6. Take a boat tour of the surrounding islands.
7. Visit the local museums and galleries to learn about the area's history.
8. Enjoy the local wildlife, including puffins, seals, and whales.
9. Visit the local villages and experience the culture of the area.
10. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Experience Raftsundet with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Raftsundet. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Raftsundet

Raftsundet in Norway has a cool and wet climate throughout the year. In the summer, temperatures range from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius and there is plenty of sunshine. In autumn, temperatures drop and rainfall increases. Winters are cold, with temperatures ranging from -5 to 5 degrees Celsius. Snowfall is common and the days are short. In spring, temperatures start to rise again and the days become longer. Rainfall is still common, but the sun starts to peek through the clouds more often.

Cruise weather for Raftsundet

Our weather forecast for Raftsundet helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 14.8 °C
7.9 m/s
20.9 m/s
17.5 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 16.3 °C
7.2 m/s
26.3 m/s
94.0 %
24.1 m
65.8 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 16.3 °C
min: 12.9 °C
9.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
99.7 %
16.5 m
94.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 12.5 °C
8.3 m/s
21.2 m/s
86.1 %
24.1 m
86.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 11.8 °C
9.7 m/s
11.5 m/s
6.3 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 12.3 °C
12.6 m/s
14.0 m/s
85.1 %
17.6 m
88.8 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 13.7 °C
11.8 m/s
12.6 m/s
84.2 %
23.9 m
74.1 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 13.7 °C
7.9 m/s
9.0 m/s
81.8 %
21.4 m
89.2 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 12.9 °C
10.8 m/s
12.2 m/s
87.3 %
21.8 m
87.0 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 19.0 °C
min: 12.8 °C
12.2 m/s
13.3 m/s
82.1 %
21.0 m
73.8 %
998 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 16.1 °C
min: 13.4 °C
10.4 m/s
12.2 m/s
70.8 %
24.1 m
78.1 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 12.1 °C
9.0 m/s
9.7 m/s
74.2 %
18.2 m
89.8 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 11.6 °C
6.8 m/s
7.2 m/s
80.3 %
22.1 m
89.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 10 °C
21.2 m/s
24.8 m/s
50.7 %
24.0 m
80.4 %
1,006 hPa

Cruises to Raftsundet

Would you like to travel to Raftsundet on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Raftsundet.

Scheduled ship calls in Raftsundet, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 MS Amera 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Aug. 6th 2025 Wednesday, 6th of Aug. 2025 MS Amadea 12:00 am 12:00 am

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