Excerpt from lifeinnorway.net
Norway’s Lofoten draws tourists from all over the world, but it also has a fascinating history. From the Viking Age through to the development of Norway’s thriving fishing and seafood industries, this is the story of Lofoten.
The Lofoten islands in Northern Norway are known today as a popular tourist destination. Their natural beauty attracts hikers, photographers, and even surfers to the north. But Lofoten also has a rich history.
Evidence of human activity is said to date back at least 11,000 years. People have been calling the islands home almost as long as anywhere else in Northern Europe. Join me as I take a look at why that is.