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.
This weekend the World Championship Cod Fishing was on the Lofoten. Sport fishermen from various countries came to Svolvaer to catch the largest cod. That became a fish of almost 24 kilos. The fishermen had rough weather and many boats quickly returned to the harbor. There, tents and pubs were loaded and the beer flowed abundantly. More in Fisheries. New pictures in Northern Lights as well.