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Lofoten | Foto's | Bilder | Pictures

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.

It is to be hoped that autumn storms will not come for a while, because the leaves on the trees give more color to the Lofoten by the day. The parking lot that gives the famous view over Reine is still full, but the peace in the village has more or less returned. The summer is a busy time of the year. Still, the islands are said to have had significantly fewer visitors than expected this summer.

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