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.
The trees are full of berries, days with bright rainbows, sometimes a strong wind, sometimes the water is like a mirror. The fall is fully underway and the Lofoten shows itself from a beautiful side. The days are clearly getting shorter, but it is not dark enough until around 10 pm to see the northern lights. A week with good weather is coming and so chances on auroras.