THE NARROW CANAL TO RISOYHAMN, NORWAY
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I woke up at 9am this morning. I slept like a log. I had breakfast. I killed time in the main dining hall till I heard the intercom that the ferry is going to be sailing thru Risoyrenna, which is a 3 – mile-long-man built channel. It was opened in 1922 by King Haakon VII. It is a dredged channel between the islands of Hinnoya and Andoya. Before 1922, the ferry had to sail into Tjeldsundet strait, leaving the whole of Vesteralen alone to the west.
It was so cool sailing thru that. We were headed to Risoyhamn, (200 population), which was a prosperous trading post around 1977. The islands of Hinnoya and Andoya are linked by a 750 meter bridge. We had a 30min stop. WOW this is a small town. I walk the town center in 2mins. There is a bank, market, and massage parlor HAHAHAHAHA. What else do you need?!?!?!
The ship then navigates the shallow waters of the Risoyrenna Channel, where the sand banks and the sea-green waters are clearly visible on either side of the ship. Weather permitting the ship will make a short detour into the breathtaking Trollfjord, before arriving in Svolaer.