|The Lofoten archipelago is a
group of islands off the coast of Norway, just north of the
Nature and scenery is spectacular and varied, with steep wild mountains, secluded beaches and lush green meadows.
Summer in Lofoten can be idyllic, and the midnight sun makes you want to stay awake all night. Winter is a different matter, with snow and storms that can last for days.
But winter is also
the time for the world's largest fishery when millions of arctic cod
swim from the Barents sea
to spawn in the Lofoten waters.
Thousands of people are busy fishing and hanging the fish to dry
on racks, to make stockfish.
A visit to the beautiful Lofoten islands any time of year is an experience you always will remember.
All photos © Bjørn Jørgensen
Blue winter light, from the Skagsanden beach in Flakstad. Waves hitting the shore at Uttakleiv, Vestvågøy.
Flakstad church with the
characteristic onion-shaped dome.
Two photos taken from the air
with a multicopter.
This one is from Lofoten's largest city, Svolvær. The coastal liner Hurtigruten is about to leave.
runway, I'm coming in" .
A wing-flapping seagull photographed with flash and long exposure.
Sakrisøy is a small island in the
Reinefjord, close to the fishing village Reine in Moskenes.
This spectacular evening light was seen in May:
And this is from the same viewpoint as above, in September. It was an incredible burst of northern lights:
Living between the sea and the cliff. From Eggum. Winter landscape from Bø in Flakstad.
Vertical mountainside in the winter.
From the peak Stjerntinden on the way to Nusfjord.
The little green house on Eggum, Vestvågøy
Ripples in the sand. From Skagsanden beach, Flakstad.
A peaceful summer evening at Uttakleiv
Lofoten is not all about
fish, there is plenty of farming and agriculture as well.
A beautiful summer
afternoon in the Reinefjord in Moskenes. The still sea is a
mirror for the mountain Olstinden.