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 had a good period with good weather in Lofoten. But in the coming week it seems that the Lofoten will have mixed weather with temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius. This is not good news for the young birds that are now popping up everywhere and need their insects and a bit warmth. The tourist season starts well and we have already had a day with three cruise ships.