The Aurora Borealis: One of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed.
We would leave our warm comfortable cabins every night around midnight in hopes of catching the Lights. Many a times when we left the weather would be windy and stormy, but we soon found out about Lofoten’s crazy microclimates. The weather would switch from hailing snow to clear open skies, where the Northern Lights beamed down upon us.
Words can’t describe the joy we felt when we finally caught them on camera. A special moment all three of us will share forever.
Bracing Nature “At Its Most Raw and Wild” in Norway’s Lofoten Islands
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Nestled among the craggy mountains of Norway’s northern coast, the Lofoten Islands are some of the most idyllic on earth. Situated on a small group of islands, the fishing village of Skrøva is home to just a few hundred residents, and tourists flock to the area in the summer months seeking retreat from the modern world. The natural arctic surroundings provide the perfect setting for hiking, watching whales and spotting the Aurora Borealis in the clear night skies. With just a few daylight hours for most of the year, long sunrises and sunsets bathe Skrøva’s white sand beaches and jagged mountain backdrop in a pink light.
Living in Skrøva also lets you experience weather “at its most raw and wild,” says local Instagrammer Eivind Natvig (@eivindnatvig), who captures breathtaking moments from Skrøva’s natural landscapes on Instagram. “Skrøva is somewhere you can experience human vulnerability to the elements,” he says. “When storms come in, we are often isolated from the rest of the world, which provides a wonderful freedom but has its own set of challenges.”
“As one of a handful of people lucky enough to live on Skrøva, I have the unique opportunity to witness and share the daily changes in our incredible nature with Instagrammers around the world,” says Elvind. “I hope my photography can bring something different to the way people see Lofoten.”