Photographer's Note

Nusfjord is one of Norway’s oldest and best-preserved fishing hamlets with a long-standing tradition of “Lofotfiske”, or seasonal cod fishing.
Nusfjord is considered to be one of the best preserved fiskevær (fishing hamlets) in Norway.
Nusfjord is one of the oldest and best preserved fishing villages in Norway. It is located on the archipelago Lofoten and belongs administratively to the municipality Flakstad. Nusfjord was designated by UNESCO in 1975 as a pilot project in order to preserve the traditional Norwegian architecture.
Nusfjord is currently not permanently inhabited and is a museum village. However, it is still possible to stay in a traditional rorbuer.
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 method is cheap and effective in suitable climates; the work can be done by the fisherman and family, and the resulting product is easily transported to market.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 3 N: 1206] (7330)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2013-03-21
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Nikon P7100
  • Exposition: f/2.8, 1/1000 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-05-03 11:47
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