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 flag goes out on the Lofoten: finally a form of tourist tax may be levied. No one knows yet how much and how that will be collected. Paid parking will also be expanded. Hopefully then there will also be money to empty trash cans, because they sometimes look like landfills. The snow in this photo is already gone. It's raining, the wind is blowing hard and it's going to be 6 degrees.