The Stream of Inland Ice.—From the broad sound between the Kval Island and the province of Finmarken, from which the Troms Island juts forth, the Kval Sound—about 20 km. in length—leads to the open ocean. Outside the Kval Sound several little islands rise from the sea, while beyond the coast is girded by holms and rocks termed the “Skjærgaard.” A little south of the Troms Island the Balsfjord, about 60 km. in length, cuts into the land, closed at the bottom by small ridges leading up to the valley in which the Maals River flows, and to the borderland between Norway and Sweden, chiefly through the long Divi Valley. The borderland embraces large mountainous tracts, where peaks rise to an elevation of 1569 m., crossed by dales and high valleys.