Places to visit
The earliest traces of settlements in Lofoten stems from the stone age, and it was an important chiefdom during the Viking era 1000 years ago. Throughout the history fishing has been the main reason for people to settle down here, and cod is still the main export item. For centuries people in search for work has travelled here for the fishing season in winter.
Charming villages have developed from the fishing industry. Characteristic clusters of small, colourful houses are nestled between the steep mountains and the roaring ocean. Visit authentic fishing villages such as Henningsvær and Reine to get a glimpse into local life. Here you can stay in renovated fishing cabins by the shore, called Rorbu in Norwegian.