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.
We have an autumn with lots of showers so far, but they make the islands beautiful. Since two weeks we have high in the mountains already a bit of snow and many cars are already equipped with spikes. Fortunately, we have occasionally a clear sky too and then we see the northern lights, almost every night. In the coming days, a lot of northern lights are expected, and we hope for the weather.