SCENIC ROUTES / Lofoten Islands

We drive from the top of the islands to the bottom in winter, across a stretch of alternating bridges and tunnels. A perpetual twilight shortens the day and the landscape dwarfs us, sea and sky and snow and mountains all more wild and vast than we can fathom. With every lonely house we pass, perched on the shore or against a rocky cliff face, we wonder: what is it like to live here?

The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago consisting of about 8 principal islands located above the Arctic Circle off the northwestern shores of Norway. A fishing outpost since Viking times, the Lofotens still bear the marks of this thriving industry across the islands.  

Photos : Lofoten Islands / February 2016

See also:

Norway Dossier

HENNINGSVÆR / The Edge of the World


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