NARVIK. Map,p.228. — 32.R. 227
We next pass through the Gissund, a very narrow strait, the
bottom of which is often seen through the green water, to —
10 S. M. Gr.erte. The mail-steamers of Line I now steer across
the Vestfjord to Kabelvaag (see p. 224). Those of Line II pass be¬
tween Engelvar (W.) and the Skotsfjord, with the Skotstinder
(2451 ft.; E.), and steer E. into the Flagsund, between the main¬
land and the Engele, on the W. side of which is seen the church
12 S.M. Boge. We next round the E. end of the Engele, and
cross the mouth of the beautiful Sagfjord to —
14 S.M. Skutvik, on theHammere,which culminates in the pointed
Hammeretind (2028 ft.). Then, to the right, is the abrupt Tilthom
(1936 ft.; first ascended by C. Hall in 1889). Next through the
0xsund, between the Lunde and the Hammere, and out into the
Vestfjord, in full view of the superb Lofoten chain (p. 222).
14 S. M. Kabelvaag and Svolvar, see p. 224.
The mail-boats of Line II now cross back (E.) to the mainland.
18 S. M. Trane i Hammer, on a many - branched peninsula. —
Line I calls at Kjeeen, on the S. bank of the Hinde, to which
Line III plies from Svolvaer, by Skraaven, Bisvar, Halvardseen, Hus-
ford, and Vaaje. — The next station of Line II beyond Trane is —■
21 S. M. Korsnas, at the entrance of the Tysfjord, on which a
local steamer plies to Kjebsvig. The chief arms of the Tysfjord are
the narrow Hellemofjord, with the Botnfjord (extending to within
12 Kil. of the Swedish frontier), the Grundfjord, the Manfjord, and
the picturesque Stedfjord, above which rises the Stedtind, a curious
flat-topped mountain, with sheer left side, well seen from Ledingen.
From Musken, near the head of theHellemofjord, a route leads by Kraakmo
(good quarters), between the 4th and 5th of the seven Sagvande, to JVrm-
mernais on the Sagfjord; another to Hopen on the Nordfolden (p. 226). —
From Kraakmo we may ascend the huge Kraakmolind, or go by boat up
the 5th, 6th, and 7th Sagvand (the boat being dragged across the isthmuses)
to the great primseval forest on the 7th lake. From Kraakmo to T0m-
mernses on the Sagfjord (17 Kil.) we row down the four lower Sagvande.
Near the fjord is a waterfall 50 ft. high. — Another route crosses the pic¬
turesque Dragseid from Drag on the Tysfjord to the Sagfjord, not far from
the steamboat-stations Bog0 and Tram (see above).
The steamers of Line I run from Kjeeen, and those of Line II
from Korsnaes, into the Ofotenfjord, the geological continuation of
the Vestfjord. The church of Evenes or Ofoten and the houses of
Liland lie to the left. The fjord expands: N.E. opens the Bogen,
a broad bay; S. are the bay of Balangen, the banks of which are in¬
habited by Lapps, and the Skjommenfjord (p. 228).
31 Kil. Narvik lies on a peninsula bounded on the S. by the
Beisfjord and on the N. by the Rombaksfjord, between which rises
the Beisfjordt0tta (4751 ft.). The town (Grand Hot, R. 2-2i/2, B.
or S. II/4, D. 2 kr.; Hot. Fenix; both good, 5 min. from the rail.
stat., 20 min. from the quay) was founded in 1902 as a sea-port,
always free from ice, for the Swedish iron-ore (pp. 392, 393; annu-