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.
It is the birds that make it clear that spring has begun on the Lofoten Islands. Snow buntings arrived on the again completely white islands. The Norwegian Labor Party decided this weekend that oil exploitation near the Lofoten should be possible. The other two big parties, Høyre and FrP, also want that. In the autumn, with the elections, only the small parties, from left to right, will be against.