Jotunheimen National Park Photogallery

Scenic mountain landscape of Jotunheimen national park, Norway

Photo: Wild camping in Jotunheimen national park, Norway

Jotunheimen National Park, Norway photogallery: CLICK HERE

I was quite lucky with my timing in Jotunheimen.  The rain cleared after the first night and I had pleasant weather until I was getting on the bus to Trondheim several days later and the rain once again returned.

Lake Gjende and Besseggen ridge, Jotunheimen national park, Norway

Photo: Colorful lake Gjende as seen from Besseggen ridge, Jotunheimen national park, Norway

68 North Website update

lofoten islands landscape photography

Photo:  Mountain peak rises from sea, Stamsund, Lofoten islands, Norway

I’ve added a new photo gallery to of my Lofoten photos from July/August.  CLICK HERE

Photogallery | Lofoten Islands Summer

Lofoten islands landscape

Photo: 2 minute exposure of summer twilight over Lofoten islands

Lofoten Islands Summer Photo Gallery: CLICK HERE

Here’s a gallery of photos from my most recent Lofoten trip in July/August.  I’m still processing through everything, with only about 100 online at the moment.  More will continue to be added during the next weeks.

Despite the fact that by all accounts this summer has been colder and wetter than average, the trip as a whole was more productive than I was expecting.  Good luck and accurate weather forecasts several days out allowed me to plan and arrive in locations in advance of the short moments of good weather, which never lasts long in the arctic.  Any trip to Lofoten will always included days and days of waiting out rain, but when the sun shines, it’s worth it…

My Lofoten islands website: 68 North will also have a new gallery for summer added shortly.

Utakleiv beach Lofoten islands

Photo: Utakleiv beach. 20 second daylight exposure with 10 stop neutral density filter

Lofoten Light

Reinebringen – Lofoten islands

Lofoten islands sunset from Reinebringen

Photo: Sunset over mountains of Lofoten islands viewed from Reinebringen.

Kjerkfjord mountain sunset from Reinebringen

Photo: Rays of sun shine from behind mountain peaks, viewed from Reinebringen, Lofoten islands, Norway.

Lofoten Islands – Reinebringen Summer Day

view from Reinebringen, Lofoten islands, Norway

The view from Reinebringen is one of the classic views of the Lofoten islands.  A good weather forecast along with plenty of luck would find me hiking up the mountain on a perfectly calm and cloudless Sunday afternoon, probably the best day of the 2 weeks I was on the islands.  The only drawback was that I had just more that a half liter of water which would have to last me some 20 hours and the hike back down to Reine the following morning.

Scenic view of Reine from Reinebringen peak, Lofoten islands, Norway

Tent on Reinebringen, Lofoten islands, Norway

My tent setup on to the mountain.  I later took the tent down and just slept out in the open, but during the day this was the only source of shade until sunset at around 11:30 at night.  I think it made for some good photos though.

Tent camping on Reinebringen mountain peak, Reine, Lofoten islands, Norway


Lofoten islands landscape, Norway

Vestfjord and mountains of Vestvågøy in summer twilight.  Proper night doesn’t come to the Lofoten islands in late July.  One is instead given several hours of magical twilight light which is a dream for photographers.  You begin to loose track of time and after a few days you’ll end up ‘staying up’ for sunrise to end by around 3:00 am;  much easier than getting up at 3:00 am…