The weather on Lofoten r is always changeable. In winter there is rarely colder than -1 °C (30 °F). The average summer temperature is 9-12 ° C (46-51 °F).
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The Lofoten islands are located beyond the Arctic Circle, further north than Alaska and Iceland. Usually, in such geographical latitudes, it is very cold, but the Gulf Stream flows along the shores of Lofoten and makes the climate softer bringing heat and moisture along the entire coast of Northern Norway.
In fact, this is an abnormally warm place!
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It’s often raining here. In winter, rain and snow are accompanied by strong gusts of wind. But I don’t want to scare you — there are sunny days. Fog is one more problem. While rare in winter, it can greatly spoil your journey in the summer. Once I have waited for 3 days on the beach when the fog will go and liberate the mountain peak. I could not wait there and had to go away. This is normal.
This weather makes the Lofoten Islands one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Lofoten weather changes several times a day. Rain can come but will end in one hour. You should not stay at home. Nice weather can be 10 kilometers away from your site. Prepare your gear in advance and always keep it close by. And follow your road plan.
Weather conditions are changing quickly. Atmospheric fronts come and go away. This weather created really terrific conditions for photo shooting. There is rain, snow, sun, wind, clouds in the sky, amazing light. Take a camera, always. Do not give the weather a chance to spoil your journey. The same place will always look different.
I made my best shots during the terrible weather.
And, I can say about Lofoten weather – “the worse, the better”.
Lofoten is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists and photographers around the world. I wrote this manual to share my Lofoten travel experience with you. I’d be very glad if this book helps and inspires you to create new amazing photos.