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Lofoten | Foto's | Bilder | Pictures

Eric Fokke, Journalism & Photography

The Lofoten Islands, that's midnight sun and northern lights. Fish and sturdy boats. Grey/black mountains rise from the deep blue ocean high into the sky. At their feet there are small wooden fishing villages where cod dries on racks. Eagles circle above schools of herring, driven to the coast by killer whales. Otters on the rocks chew on the fish and crabs they just caught. The Norwegian archipelago the Lofoten, located above the Arctic Circle, is considered among the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. On this website photographer Eric Fokke shows why.

A long period with bad weather has come to an end. That means in the evening again northern lights. Although not much northern light was expected for the night from Saturday to Sunday, it was still there. Clear days and nights also means that the temperatures drop. On the lakes in the peat is now a thin layer of ice, the snow on the tops of the mountains remains.

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