I first went to the Lofoten in August 2012. They immediately captivated me with their beauty. My first two weeks’ long holiday in the Lofoten is the unforgettable experience and the memory of it will stay with me forever. Since then I have gone back to those beautiful islands, many times – in winter, in autumn, in summer… And every time I found something new for myself. I believe The Lofoten is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for any lover of Northern Nature, travel, and photography.
If it’s nature you are after, these islands are an amazing place to visit. The landscape is gorgeous, the mountains, the sky, and the sea… You can do a mountain tour, you can ski, hike, mountain bike. It is also very good for surfing and one of the most northerly in the world.
But above all, the Lofoten is a stunning place for landscape photography!
Due to the warm Gulfstream, the climate in the Lofotens is much milder than in other parts of the world at this latitude. From May to July the sun never sets and from the beginning of September to mid-April, you can admire Aurora.
From ancient times the local population fully supported themselves by fishing. Fishing still occupies an important place in the life of the population. Lofoten is famous for its picturesque fishing houses. Stop for the night in the “rorbu”, a traditional fishing house, and try “turfskisk”, dried cod caught during spawning. Cod “törrfisk” is the basis of many dishes served in local restaurants.
Varying weather and stunning light have long attracted artists here. Not surprisingly, there are quite a few art galleries on the Lofoten and photo exhibitions are held. Every year Lofoten hosts many photo tours.
I am proud to present my guide, which I wrote specifically for photographers who planning a trip to the Lofoten Islands.
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