The rolling hills and paddocks receive a smooth, white blanket over the Winter months
Opera House on Ice
The frozen fjord mirrors the impressive angles of the Oslo Opera House
Working the angles of the Oslo Opera House
Patterns in Oslo's Bjorvika (bay)
Inside the Opera House
Oslo's architecture impresses from inside and out
A peaceful Winter morning on Oslo's shores
Built in the 13th Century, this historic fort has seen many uses, from military to a prison. Today it hosts government fuctions and is open to the public. The ship, Lady Mack (IMO 5348548), is used for tours of the fjord.
Strong winds and a snowstorm add to the muted Winter tones of the landscape
Wintery tones at Reine Rorbuer
The warm Gulf Stream currents often keep temperatures mild enough for rain to fall, even in mid-Winter
Dramatic scenery surrounds Reine
Early season Arctic Cod heads are strung out to dry, ready for export to markets as far away as Africa
Birds sit atop the Wintery spire of the Reine church, built in 1890
A small aurora forms above Olstinden peak 675m, Reine
[201604. Special Mention – TWAN International Earth & Sky Photo Contest]
Olstinden peak 675m looks over the fishing village of Reine and its picturesque rorbuer (fishing huts)
Renovated 'fisherman's cabins' are a popular accomodation choice in the region. The grassy roof adds to the insulation.
Olstinden peak 675m looms over Andoya island, Reine
[201612. Exhibited at Blank Wall Gallery, Greece]
Winter in Reine
Fresh snow on Olstinden peak 675m, Reine. Image can be printed up to 2m wide at full photo quality, or larger at poster quality.
View towards Bardstrandfjellet (696m) on Gimsoya
Arctic Cod racks at Ytre
Gimsoy church, this incarnation was built in 1876
Sea ice expands out from this quiet coastal hamlet
This beach is a popular swimming spot in Summer, though the water temperature only allows a quick dip!
Haukland River and Beach
This beach is a popular swimming spot in Summer. In Winter, it's still popular with tourists and locals walking their dogs.
In Cod We Trust
A street tribute one of the area's most-valuable resources, Arctic Cod
Decorative shells for sale on the edge of Henningsvaer
Harbourside hotels with a mountainous maritime view
A boat tour to Trollfjord is a great way to get a feel for the scale of the area's islands and moutnatins www.lofoten-rafting.no
Fishing trawler heads home, possibly after a morning chasing the prized Arctic Cod that arrive in the region each March. N87B0
A white-tailed eagle drops in to pick up a herring
Rugged-up tourists return to Svolvaer after a quick glimpse at Lofoten's Winter beauty
Salmon Farming Ponds
Wild-caught salmon numbers can't keep up with demand for this popular local food and valuable export
RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tours are popular to this famous site, home to a battle for fishing rights in 1890. Today, tourists enjoy the narrow fjord and views of peaks up to 1100m above.
On the island of Austvågøya
Remote Summer houses below Gardstinden, Austvågøya
(Haliaeetus albicilla). Once almost extinct, the population is now recovering with around 10,000 pairs. It has the largest wing span of any eagle, up to 2.5m and can be found in Northern Europe and Asia.
The Fisherman’s Wife
Created in 1999 by Per Ung, this unusual beacon is a sculpture called Fiskerkona (The Fisherman’s Wife)
A picture postcard scene in Svolvær
[201701-201705. Exhibited by The Photographic Angle (UK) at locations in London, Ascot, Birmingham, Bracknell, Coventry, Leeds, Portsmouth and Reading]