Photo of the day – Reine
Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres southwest of the town of Tromsø. The 0.29-square-kilometre village has a population (2013) of 307. The population density is 1,059 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,740/sq mi). Reine Church is located here and it serves the northern part of the municipality.
Reine, Lofoten, mountain, house, landscape
Photo source: spreephoto
Reine has been a commercial centre since 1743. Today tourism is important, and despite its remote location, many thousands of people visit annually. The village is situated on a promontory just off the European route E10 highway, which passes through the village. Reine is located immediately to the south of Sakrisoya and Hamnøya. The largest weekly magazine in Norway (Allers) selected Reine as the most beautiful village in Norway in the late 1970s. A photograph over Reine from the mountain Reinebringen has been used for the front page of several tourist brochures and books. Reine was recently the site of a Coca-Cola launch, referred to by the company as “our smallest launch yet”.