In Norway, Kids Cut Cod Tongues for Big Money


Location: Norway

Just above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway in the small fishing village of Henningsvær — where the northern lights can often be seen dancing in curtains across the sky on clear nights — people are socially distancing.Normally busy with tourists at this time of year when the days are growing longer in the north, the backcountry skiing is at its best and the famed cod fishery in the Lofoten Islands reaches its apex, Henningsvær (population roughly 500) is nearly empty of visitors. One of the most popular and picturesque tourist towns in a dramatically landscaped archipelago that has exploded as an Instagram darling in recent years, Henningsvær’s hotels have shuttered.