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Lofoten | Foto's | Bilder | Pictures

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.

A whimbrel overlooks the terrain. It's quiet there. The first autumn storm blew over a caravan and chased away many, mainly Norwegian, guests. This led to long queues at the ferries, which often remained at the quay because of the waves. Now more and more foreign guests are arriving. Anyone who is fully vaccinated can enter Norway without any problem, even from 'red' countries.

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