The Lofoten Islands Of Norway in Winter

February 2018

At the far north end of Norway, above the 68th parallel, lie the Lofoten Islands. The jagged mountains rise straight up out of the various fjords and are so close, it seems you can reach out and touch them. The wintertime photography there is exceptional and has only become popular in recent years, which is somewhat surprising.

The combination of the red Norwegian cabins against the snow covered mountains is simply stunning. Everywhere you look there are amazing photographic opportunities. The days were short with sunrise at 9:00 am and sunset at 3:30pm. This gave us great low light all day. As a bonus, there was the ability to photograph the Aurora, which we were able to do on one of the clear nights.

Understandably, I’ve been wanting to get there for a few years. It finally worked out for me this year and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. I am looking forward to going back.

sunrise on red cabins in norway lofoten islands
"Perfect Sunrise" - Prints Available


reflection of mountains in water in lofoten norway
"Soft Reflections" - Prints Available


harbor in lofoten norway
"Cloud Movement" - Prints Available


snow covered beach in lofoten norway
"Snowbeach" - Prints Available


harbor with red cabins in lofoten norway
"The Harbor" - Prints Available


sunrise on mountains and red cabins in lofoten norway
"Cotton Candy" - Prints Available


lofoten norway wood structure
"Norwegian Wood" - Prints Available


northern lighs over mountain in lofoten norway
"Norwegian Nights" - Prints Available


mountain reflecting in smooth water lofoten norway
"Smooth Winter" - Prints Available


frozen lake in front of mountains lofoten norway
"Frozen" - Prints Available


waves breaking over rocks in front of mountain lofoten norway
"Winter Waves" - Prints Available


moon setting above cabin lofoten norway
"Cabin Moonset" - Prints Available


Next up will be Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra in March.

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