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.
Rain or sunshine, people on a surfboard can often be found along the coast of the Lofoten. Unstad is the Surf Mecca, but surfers are popping up everywhere, such as in this photo at Eggum. We still have a few nice quiet days here, but then temperatures rise again, the rain comes and the wind starts to blow. It doesn't really matter to surfers. New photos on Landscape and Daily Life