Landscapes of The Lofoten Islands, Norway

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The Lofoten Islands and their mighty mountain ridges rise from the Arctic Sea forming one of the most impressive landscapes on earth.

For photographers, Lofoten is becoming quite the bucket list destination and it’s really not hard to see why.

Every fjord offers an alternate perspective of epic cliffs reflecting in the chilly yet clear water below. The contrasting colours of aquatic hues blending with the striking shades of rock and snow create a canvas that’s hard to ignore.

With the weather conditions changing every few minutes, the Lofoten Islands are an ever-changing subject. One minute you’ll have blue skies and sunshine glowing across the ice covered beaches, the next a storm will roll in producing moody skies and dramatic scenes.

I’ll be sharing a guide to some of the best photography locations shortly along with a visual review of the best place to base yourself on a trip to the region.

For now though, I just wanted to share the landscapes of Lofoten in all their snowy, moody and rugged goodness. A collection of images without the cute cabins, the fishing villages or the roads leading into the distance, just landscapes of Norway’s photogenic coastline.

All images photographed with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II + M.Zuiko PRO 7-14mm, 12-40mm + 40-150mm f2.8 lenses.

Lisa Michele Burns

Lisa Michele Burns

Photographer at The Wandering Lens
Lisa is the founder and photographer behind The Wandering Lens. As an Australian currently based in France she's never in one place for too long and is always looking for the next destination to photograph whether it be above or below the water. With 10+yrs as a professional photographer, all advice found on this site is from Lisa's personal experience on the road.
Lisa Michele Burns


  1. Yolanda

    April 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I REALLY want to go here! What time of year were these photos taken?

    • thewanderinglens

      April 11, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      It’s worth every second it takes to get there Yolanda 🙂 I visited in mid March, there was still snow storms which meant beautiful snow covered mountains all the way to the sea…it also meant we needed to be patient and wait out some wild weather at times. Keep an eye out for my Lofoten guide and I’ll have more info on ferry crossings, weather etc.

  2. Angela

    April 24, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I might be heading here in August! Thanks for sharing some inspiration! Lovely with all the snow.

    • thewanderinglens

      April 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Oh how exciting Angela! August will be so beautiful up there, I’d love to see it all lush and green 🙂 Have fun with the midnight sun!

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