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 fairly long period with a unusual much rain, it has now become winter on the Lofoten islands. There is a nice layer of snow and temperatures dropped locally to -15, which is unusual low. According to forecasts, it looks like things will go back to normal next week. December starts with temperatures between 0 and -2. That is an average winter temperature here.