Last night Chris and I took a 3 hour bus tour of the Lofoten islands. There are 7 large islands and many smaller ones. The islands are full of little fishing towns and their biggest money maker is called stockfish (north Atlantic cod). The fish are caught and hang-dried on these huge wooden racks for 4 months starting the beginning of April through the summer. They are so expensive that Italian mobsters have stolen the trucks that carry the fish, so now they have satellite surveillance on the trucks! Umm, personally I'd stick to theft of leather goods or handbags.
Last night we also had a "little sea storm" aka 20ft swells that felt like a roller coaster. I almost lost it. The ship was rocking and creaking like crazy. Then this morning one of the crew members told us that it wasn't even a storm and that tonight would be way worse. Greeeeeat. This cruise is well worth the money in scenery but I think it's definitely once in a lifetime - I'm good on boats and open water for the rest of my life.