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.
Politicians and some large compagnies want a large airport on the Lofoten, so that there will be a direct connection with Oslo with large jet aircrafts. Gimsøy, Laukvik and Malnes are in the picture for such an airport. In recent months, special equipment has measured the weather in those places. The meter in Laukvik disappeared in a storm. This week the meter from Malnes was picked up.