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.
Winter seemed to start early on the Lofoten Islands. Suddenly it started to freeze and even a layer of snow covered the landscape. We got traffic jams at the garages that had to change summer tires for winter tires. But next week things will go the other way. Temperatures will rise as high as 8 degrees and the necessary rain is expected to wash away the snow.