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Lofoten Archipelago


  • Vicinity: W coast of Norway, above the Arctic Circle
  • Type: Archipelago

Lofoten is an archipelago in northwest Norway notable for dramatic scenery featuring mountains, sheltered bays and beaches. Located above the Arctic Circle, this land of the midnight sun experiences the northern lights and offers great fishing opportunities. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1100/00/00 The demand for dried fish increases dramatically in Europe. Not permitted to eat meat during holy days, Christians eat a significant amount of fish for approximately one-third of the year. Wealth people enjoy fresh fish while the rest eat dried. Cod
1431/11/00 Venician merchant Pietro Querini and crew are shipwrecked on a voyage to Flanders in autumn 1431 and begin drifting toward the Lofoten Archipelago.
1432/01/00 Pietro Querini and crew land on the island of Rost in outer Lofoten just after New Years. He lagacy includes an eyewitness account of the fishery, stockfish production and the practices and customs of daily life in Lofoten in the Late Middle Ages.

Places

PlaceAsNotedInType
PlaceAsNotedInType
Henningsvaer, NO

Physiographic

PhysiographicTypeAsNotedIn
Moskenesoya, NO Island
Moskstraumen Whirlpool, Maelstrom

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Physiography
Physiographic feature Archipelago

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Particulars for Lofoten Archipelago:
Physiographic Coastal Environ



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Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
The Light-House (short story) Short Story Edgar Allan Poe 1 Jan 1796 - My first day on the lighthouse. As regularly as I can keep the journal, I will, but there is no telling what may happen to a man all alone. The cutter will have a rough passage, hardly getting within sight of the Norland before noon tomorrow.

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