To see the Northern Lights has been my dream for long time. I went Iceland years ago but missed my opportunity due to poor timing season. So this time me and my friends did a lot of research and found the best place to see Northern Lights is an island called Lofoten! It’s formed by many little islands, like Maryland, Reine, Napp etc. The reason why it’s the best place for Lights because it’s so remote and far from the cities, so theres no light pollution for shooting.
One thing I must mention – the photos you see here are done with a long exposure camera. You can see the lights when they’re strong, but sometimes you simply could not see when it with your naked eyes when it was weak. I used my Nikon on the long exposure setting, and I could not shake it at all or it came out blurred (I forgot my tripod on the first night), good things being that I found a tripod.
Lofoten itself is a beautiful island, the house we stayed in was surrounded by the Norweigan Sea’s and mountains. The scenery was stunning, when I look back at photos I can say that any one I shot could have been a postcard. Oh yes, this one is on a postcard actually.
The second house we stayed in was in Reine, just opposite the most photographed mountain in Norway, we saw a lot of Photographer there with a lot of equipment 😜
Lofoten has attracted so many tourists from all over the world, not only in winter, but the summer is stunning as well. The landlord told us that he sit’s on his decking to watch the sunset everyday, the beauty of the scene is beyond describing.
There is so much to do in Lofoten, from walks, canoeing (not in the winter though), skiing, fishing etc. The natural history and landscape of Lofoten is truly majestic and breathtaking, and the local people are so friendly.
One day, I will return in Summer 🙂