In addition to amazing landscapes depicted in the previous post, fishing villages constitute another treasure of the Lofoten Islands, most of them being located in the southern part of the archipelago. Ever since the Viking Age, the islands have played an important role in fishing for the Norwegian arctic cod or skrei, which come here to spawn in the winter months.
The rorbuer to be found in these villages are very photogenic. They are now used to accommodate tourists, however the cabins were originally a place to stay for the fishermen who took part in the lofotfiske, fishing season from February to April. They often stand on poles, with their red or yellow colors. Enjoy!
Traditional color of the rorbu.