I still have great memories of the first time I went to Lofoten over 20 years ago: an amazing road trip in the land of never setting sun. From your photos I can see that very little have changed there. In that trip I did reach a bit further, to the village of Å (the whortest name in the world) and got ferry to Bødo before travelling back north to Narvik. One thing that really amazed/surprised me was the huge racks of stockfrish: http://www.bootsandabackpack.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_2362-Edit-Edit-550x365.jpg You can see them everywhere, really everywhere: some just drying in the dry cool air others open-air smoked. Many of them (mostly at the end of the season) were just the heads. The body of the dried stockfish is going straight to other countries where it becomes typical mediterranean dishes like the portughese bacalao and the italian Baccalà : this is a tradition since the middle ages. The heads, I was told there, that go to other countries, mostly African countries where thery are often used as traditional feritliser. My friends wanted to buy some of that dried stockfish directly at the production place: no luck, ALL of it was already sold for export. Similar happened when we wanted to get some fish at restaurants: no fish, because the locals are all fishmen, they have fish daily, they would never pay a restaurant for it. I hope now they have some more flexibility for turists.