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.
The wind has stayed, but snow has become rain again. The beautiful thick layer of snow that covered the landscape of the Lofoten Islands is now disappearing at a rapid pace. It is gray, it is wet and there are rarely clear skies in the evening that make it possible to see the Northern Lights. The temperature remains above zero all week. It now feels like it normally does in April.