Norway: Discovering the Lofoten Archipelago
Tall, craggy mountains rising out of the sea, picture postcard fishing villages, cod fishing, whale watching – Norway’s Lofoten impress with scenic beauty like not many other places. Its unique location three hours off the mainland prevented the archipelago from being covered by the massive ice sheet that shaped the rest of Norway’s stunning scenery and allowed for something unique to develop North of the Arctic Circle. Join Jo Gerk on a virtual whirlwind tour of this fascinating part of Europe.
- Cod: a biography of the fish that changed the world / Mark Kurlansky ; New York : Walker and Co., 1997
- Variety of guide books such as Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, Frommer’s or others.
- History: From ice age to present day tourist destination.
- Landscape: Majestic mountains and quaint villages – a photographer’s paradise.
- Museums: Norsk Fishery Museum, Stockfish Museum, Vikings, Toys, Telecommunication.
- Fishing: Annual cod fishing in Winter.
PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Name the historic events and associated sites and sights of the Lofoten Archipealgo.
- Describe the museums and their collections.
- Appreciate the variety of scenic experiences on offer in the islands.