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.
The days are short, with the sun disappearing at half past three. Yet it is hardly noticeable that winter has started. After a wet and cold summer, record high temperatures were recorded in October in the northern part of Norway. Also in the first half of November the winter seems far away. But fortunately, during the few clear nights, we have a lot of northern lights. See Landscape