Lofoten is a chain of islands forming part of Nordland lying within the arctic circle off the north west coast of Norway. The most common destinations in Lofoten are served by a series of bridges and tunnels proving road access.
Despite being within the arctic circle the area has a relatively warm climate. This has proved beneficial for the cod industry where the fish are hung up to dry on racks, the temperature being ideal for drying out the fish but not so cold as to damage them.
Lofoten is rich in wild life and with mountains rising steeply from sea level the scenery is dramatic and picturesque. It is an ideal location for landscape photography. There aurora is never guaranteed but for any visit to Lofoten in winter a display of the Northern Lights is the icing on the cake.
© Chris Stuart Highland Photography