Today we started exploring of one of Norway’s most iconic landscapes: the Lofoten Islands. Our first stop was the small island of Skrova, home to one of our Norwegian pilots. Led by a local guide we walked through the small town surrounded by thousands and thousands of cod fish left to dry on wooden racks, just as the inhabitants of the islands have been doing for centuries. Our guide explained that nothing goes to waste on this island, not even fish: as most of the meat is sold to Italy, the heads are shipped to Nigeria and the guts are used to feed farmed salmon.Our morning walk ended with a splendid coffee break at a small family-owned café called Hilde and Terje, which opened especially for us and prepared fantastic waffles and cakes! We used the rest of our time before lunch to cruise around Skrova on Zodiacs, listening to staff recount their stories of the island.