A breathtaking sight in the Lofoten IslandsVika
Kristian Boser's amazing pictures were taken on the coast of Norway in the Lofoten Islands. The northern lights colored everything around - the water, rocks, and houses - in fabulous emerald color.
1. The Lofoten Islands or Lufuten - as the locals call them - is an archipelago consisting of several islands in the Norwegian Sea. The rocky islands, divided by narrow straits, are famous for their unspoiled beauty and attract a large number of tourists here.
2. And although Lufuten is located 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, winters are warm here thanks to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream.
3. In the winter months, the temperature on the islands is usually above zero, which is not typical for places located above the Arctic Circle.
4. The sun does not set over the Lofoten Islands throughout June and July.
5. On Lofoten were discovered some of the oldest rocks on Earth, more than 3.5 billion years old.
6. The local inhabitants of the Lofoten Islands are historically engaged in fishing for cod-dried fish became their export commodity 1000 years ago. And the method of harvesting it from the time of the Vikings to the present day has remained unchanged.
7. Lofoten became known all over the world thanks to the famous Malstrom whirlpool. Professor Aronnax - from Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - and his companions fled from the Nautilus submarine when it was whirled in the Maelstrom maelstrom.
8. On the islands is the Viking Museum, which was built on a hill where Viking dwellings actually stood 1000 years ago. The restored dwellings can be seen here in full size, just like the real Viking ship Lofotr.
9. In the museum you can also find a group of young people dressed in traditional Viking clothes, who are engaged in household and household chores typical for the Viking era: they sew leather shoes, spin, and weave, sew, etc. Anyone can join them and try themselves in the role of an economic Viking.