Nusfjord has been one of Lofotens most important fishing harbours for centuries. The fishermen came for the seasonal cod fishery and stayed in the traditional ‘rorbu’ cabins. The wooden cabins and industrial buildings date back to the 19th and early 20th century, and make up the historical centre of Nusfjord Arctic Resort. Nusfjord was one of three nominated locations in Norway for UNESCOs 1975 traditional architecture preservation pilots. To date, the quiet fishing town remains one of the best-preserved fishing villages in Lofoten.