Lofoten is an archipelago lying within the Arctic Circle in Norway and it is known for its distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open seas and sheltered bays and beaches. It is a favoured destination for landscape photographers chasing epic arctic light, stunning landscapes and the magical aurora borealis.
This trip in February 2018 was a return to Lofoten to surprisingly benign weather, clear skies and 3 nights of the most beautiful and breathtaking aurora displays. The skies exploded for us one night on Uttakleiv Beach, another time over the villages of Hamnoy and Reine, and finally one night at Flakstad at Skagsanden Beach. Words, and even pictures, cannot truly describe or do justice to this incredible display of nature. It is something everyone must experience in their lives. Make it more than a bucket item, just do it.
Our trip otherwise, consisted of a night in Svolvaer, followed by 3 nights at Haukland Beach and then 4 nights at Hamnoy near Reine in traditional Lofoten rorbeur’s. Just 8 days in this amazing location, but 8 days of capturing one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
I cannot wait to return.