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.
Autumn is in full swing in Lofoten. A blanket of warm colors covers the islands. As soon as the clouds withdraw, the Northern Lights dance in the sky. Next week it will be quite windy and the trees will unfortunately lose a lot of leaves. There are still a remarkable number of tourists driving around. Norwegians, but also foreign, like from Germany and the Netherlands.