From bus on the way to Nusfjord fishing village about 8:45am.
One of the private houses at Nusfjord
Loved the flowers,
Fishing houses on stilts first ones built in 1100s abandoned with use of large boats now very popular with tourists as hotel rooms
Ocher mixed into cod liver oil to create this color paint
Red paint for the fishing houses was made by mixing animal blood and cod liver oil. The oil protected the wood against the very harsh weather conditions.
Cod heads left from drying
Part of the Nusfjord harbor today
This was where cod liver was manufactured into cod liver oil. Cod liver landed at the fish landing station across the harbor and was brought to the cod liver refinery to be cooked. Cod liver oil was traditionally a very lucrative export product and also used medically.
Tourist having breakfast outside their fish house
Villages were owned by families the owners house was painted white (white was made by adding zinc to the cod liver oil)
11am from the bus on the way to Vikten village
Flakstad Kirke built in 1780 and restored in 1938
Example of slate tile roof
Inside Flakstad Kirke
In the middle of Lofoten, between steep mountains, and facing the harsh windy coast, is Vikten village. This is where the Glass Hut is located (Handblown glass).
Glass Hytta Cafe
Front of Lofoten Glass.
Glass blower arranges pieces of colored glass in the order he wants it to go on the hot glass. He also places 2 small copper fish and somefish net among the colored glass. These are the trademarks of Lofoten handblown Glass and a tribute to their fishing way of life.
Getting glass hot enough for the color pieces to stick
Taking hot molten glass out of the fire and over to the colored pieces
Rolling hot molten glass in colored glass pieces
Embedding the colored glass pieces
Shaping the glass
Swinging the rod to elongate the shape of the glass making a vase