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Lofoten is a group of islands in the northern part of Norway. With its postcard-looking small fishing villages nestled in fjords, dotting a very rugged coast with abrupt peaks rising directly from the ocean, the archipelago is often described as one of the most scenic parts of Norway. The Lofoten, before becoming a popular tourist retreat, is a very important fishing center, especially for the cod (skrei in Norwegian), attracted by the rich food brought by the Gulf Stream. At the end of the spring, thousands of tons of cod are hung to dry on wooden racks.

The light varies very much over the seasons. From 24 hr daylight from May to early August to just a bluish twilight lasting three hours around noon in December and January. In March and September, there is normal daylight hours - 12h day and 12h night.

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  • Copyright: ihsan mursaloglu (mursaloglu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 675 W: 7 N: 1292] (8353)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-01
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-17 16:34
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