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 pansies are ready to give Lofoten's spring a push in the right direction, but we still have a winter landscape. On Saturday it snowed heavily and the snow plows moved around again. The ring ouzels who have just arrived have left the mountainside and walk around in the garden. Next week the weather will be slightly milder.