Spectacular spectacle in the Lofoten IslandsBy Angela https://pictolic.com/en/article/spectacular-spectacle-in-the-lofoten-islands
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, separated by narrow straits, are famous for their untouched beauty and attract a large number of tourists here.
2. And although Lufuten is located 200 kilometers beyond the Arctic Circle, the winters here are warm due 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. Some of the most ancient rocks on Earth were discovered in Lofoten, dating back over 3.5 billion years.
6. The locals of the Lofoten Islands are historically engaged in cod fishing - dried fish became their export product 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 to the whole world thanks to the famous maelström whirlpool. Professor Aronnax - from Jules Verne's novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" - and his companions fled from the submarine "Nautilus" when it was swirling in the Maelstrom whirlpool.
8. There is a Viking Museum on the islands, which was built on a hill where Viking dwellings really stood 1000 years ago. Restored dwellings can be seen here in full size, as is the real Viking ship Lofotr.
9. In the museum you can also meet a group of young people dressed in traditional Viking clothes, who are engaged in household and domestic work typical of the Viking Age: sewing leather shoes, spinning and weaving, sewing, etc. Anyone can join them and try themselves as a business Viking.