For a short hollday break after the first session of university exams, we (two parents with their 19 year old twin daughters) decided to return for the second time to Norway. Fisrt time, we visited Tromso and environs. This time we chose the Lofoten and Vesterolen archipelagos, mainly based on the always positive internet reactions. Based on different B&B’s (respectively in the Lofoten and Vesterolen) and the last night in an hotel in Harstad, we went sight seeing in a rental car. Important remark: roads are in very good condition, nearly snow and ice-free, rental car equipped with snow tires with spikes. The Lofoten islands have lots of hamlets situated in fjords and dominated by small mountains. Everywhere You encounter the fishing industry. These red cabins are called rorbuer, You find them in every town and hamlet. The triangular construction in back is where the cod is hung to dry. From January to about April cod is caught in industrial amounts. Some of this catch is dried in open air to make it into “stockfish”, a local delicacy. Even the heads are dried for export to Nigeria to be used in the local fish soup. The smell of this drying fish and or fish heads stays inYour clothing for several hours!