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 polar bear on the Lofoten? Not realy. I spent a week at Spitsbergen, Svalbard. The pleasant weather of the Lofoten was swapped for snow, ice and wind on Spitsbergen. But if you want to see glaciers, polar bears, arctic foxes and walruses, a trip to the high north is inevitable. More pictures of these special islands can be seen on the page Svalbard / Spitsbergen.