In September 2012, I travelled by speedboat from Gásluokta/Kjøpsvik to Vuodnabahta/Hellemobotn in Divtasvuona/Tysfjord, Norway. One of the timetabled stops along the way is Tjierrekluokta/Nordbukta. To my surprise, the boat at one point stopped seemingly in the middle of the fjord, in the pitch black darkness of a late September evening. After half a minute or so, a small boat came rowing from the void, took one passenger and his luggage, and rowed back. I asked other passengers, and they said that since there is no pier in Tjierrekluokta/Nordbukta, travellers have to do the last bit my themselves, rowing.
Well, this information was not at all reported in the timetable. Fortunately the place where we were starting our hike (Vuodnabahta/Hellemobotn) did have a pier and we could simply get there. Is there any resource from where I can tell whether I need to make special arrangements to reach a particular timetabled stop for a boat? Or does the company operating the boats take care of this if people cannot arrange it by themselves? Is the situation I describe rather unique, or does this more commonly occur in rural boat routes in Norway?