Lofoten | from midnight sun to northern lights

Fokke Foto & Guiding

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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.

A phalarope appears briefly. The birds are often hidden among the reeds, but occasionally they also swim in more open water. Birds on the Lofoten islands suffer more and more every year from tourism. Areas where large numbers of birds nested until not so long ago, are now dog walking areas for people with campers or viewpoints for the hordes of cruise ships.

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