Ósvör: a nineteenth century Icelandic fishing station. Historically fishing in Iceland took place in the winter, mostly between January and May in the Westfjords. So this is exactly what it would have looked like when in use: heavily blanked in layers of snow and ice. The fishermen and fisherwomen would have spent the whole day out at sea in a small open rowing boat catching fish and returning in the evening to prepare their catch by salting or drying it. Historically in Iceland women comprised a significant portion of all fishing crew and the gender dynamics in this industry only started to change in the 20th century.