Henningsvær is one of Lofoten’s most traditional fishing villages, yet despite its history, it is still a lively and active community. Approximately 450 people live here year-round, spread out across islands and skerries that are linked by bridges and man-made jetties. During the most active period of cod fishing in the late 1800s, Henningsvær was not owned by squires from the county of Nordland. This provided conditions for massive participation in the fishing industry that came to be established here. There is still much activity during Lofoten’s fishing season, but Henningsvær has also become one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations and meeting places for people interested in nature and culture. The bridge to the mainland was not built until 1983, and this largely accounts for why the traditional architecture is so well preserved.