There are some places in the world you wish everyone got a chance to see.
Places to visit before you die. I hear New Zealand is one of them.
I suggest adding the Lofoten Islands to that list.
You can see where the Lofoten Islands are located on the map.
It existed in the early Viking Age, maybe even earlier.
Stockfish has been exported from Lofoten for at least 1,000 years.
Stockfish is unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by cold air and wind
on wooden racks on the foreshore. The drying of food is the world's oldest
known preservation method, and dried fish has a storage life of several years.
The sea is rich with life, and has the world's largest deep water coral reef.
Winter temperatures in Lofoten are very mild considering their location
north of the Arctic Circle.
Extract from my journal:
"Today we went ashore by tender to visit the breathtaking Lofoten Islands.
Our tour guide is a Dutch lady who moved to the Lofoten Islands with her
Norwegian husband many years ago. The waters have the most intense
colors; deep-blue, turquoise and lime-green. The sceneray is unbelievable;
I've never seen more beautiful nature in my life."
In Norwegian: Ha det!