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.
After a few wintry weeks with a beautiful snowy landscape, the temperatures have risen above zero and it has started to rain. The sun is low above the horizon all day and we can enjoy a beautiful sunset early in the afternoon. November is perhaps the quietest month on the Lofoten Islands. Hotels are virtually empty and the roads and beaches are quiet.