From Andenes, north of the Lofoten Islands, one can take a tour to see whales offshore. They are mainly sperm whales, although they say that sometimes you can see orcas and other whales. In my case I saw only sperm whales, but three of them were at a distance of about twenty meters, the other a little farther away. The tour lasts about four hours. It takes one hour of travelling each way, and the rest of the time looking for whales in the open sea. If you like whales I recommend it, it is a unique experience that you will make you adore these animals.
Between the start of February and later April, Lofoten cod arrive from the Barents Sea to lay eggs, so that's when the fishing season begins. This type of cod is called Skrei and it's born and raised in the cold waters of the Barents for five years and, when it reaches maturity, they migrate to the warmer waters of Lofoten. Fishing is strictly controlled, both in quantity and how to do it. To get the best quality, it's captured by a longline, which is dragged behind the boat.Once they catch the fish, they gut them and hang them in pairs in wooden racks to dry outdoors. Once past three months drying on the racks, they move to a dryer inside area where it will take another three months before they are able to distribute.