Many visitors will agree that Nusfjord is one of the most beautiful places in Lofoten. As many other settlements in Lofoten, Nusfjord has been a locally important fishing harbour for centuries. No surprise, as it is situated at a bay called Nusfjord, which is not only very scenic, but also a well-sheltered natural harbour.
In historical times, fishers coming for the seasonal cod fishery would stay in the traditional „rorbuer“, which are today sought-after acommodation for tourists, who come in thousands every year to enjoy the charme of the place with its old wooden houses from the late 19th and early 20th century, the scenic surroundings, the sea and the ever-changing weather.
Nusfjord was selected as one of three places in Norway by the UNESO in 1975, the year dedicated to the protection of traditional architecture, as a project to preserve the intact composition of traditional buildings. It is, however, not true that Nusfjord is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
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