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Reine

Moskenes, Lofoten

Rei­ne is a litt­le vil­la­ge on the Lofo­ten island of Mos­ke­nes and the »capi­tal« of Mos­ke­nes com­mu­ni­ty. It is a small »capi­tal« with 324 inha­bi­tants (as of Janu­a­ry 2012) but this makes a lot of the charme of the place. Rei­ne has been an important fishing har­bour for cen­tu­ries, and it still is today. Obvious­ly, as the famous »Stock­fi­sh« is ever­y­whe­re to be seen: cod dry­ing in the wind on woo­den racks. »Ror­buer« near the water, in the old days pro­vi­ding simp­le housing for fishers who came for the sea­so­nal cod fishe­ry, nowa­days sought-after tou­rist accom­mo­da­ti­on.

The charme of the place is made com­ple­te by its sce­nic sur­roun­dings. Rug­ged moun­tains are rising towards the sky direct­ly from the shore­li­ne. This is what the Nor­we­gi­ans call »Lofot­ve­g­gen«, the »Lofo­ten wall«. And inde­ed it loo­ks as if you are hea­ding towards a wall if you approach by ship.

Pan­ora­mas: Rei­ne

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