Another bunch of images from above the Arctic circle I have selfishly kept on my hard-drive until now.
Northern Norway is not just steep alpine mountain peaks, crystal clear turquoise waters, fresh air and a Mecca for outdoors enthusiasts. The archipelago of Lofoten and it's neighboring islands have the biggest concentration of stockfish producers in the world (note that today fish exports are Norway’s second highest earner…after oil and gas of course). As one approaches the wooden frames where the fish is hanged the smell of pungent stockfish hits you right in the nostrils through the back of your head. And this is no surprise. After gutting it, the cod is hung out and left drying exposed to the wind and sun for about 3 months during the cold winter months. The climate there is perfect for the natural drying process – no salt or additives are added – just in the same way that it has been dried since the time of the Vikings. As the moisture drips out, the flavor of the fish intensifies to create a rich and intense taste. Yummy! #northernnorway #nordnorge #senja #nationalgeographic #natgeoyourshot @natgeo #lofoten #torsk #torskhoder #norgepålangs #one2watch #earthmood #sykkeltur #2015 #nbexperiences