Pink Sky in the Lofoten Islands

Published on 8th May 2014 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , Winter Holidays

There's no denying it, the Lofoten Islands are beautiful; you know it’s true when National Geographic vote them the 3rd most appealing islands in the world. Located just north of the Arctic Circle, Lofoten won praise for its "deep, placid fjords," and "jagged, rocky peaks” but there’s something else I find equally striking about these islands, and that's the colour of its ever-changing sky during winter.

It might be dark, and for a month between December and January the sun doesn’t pass the horizon in what is known as the Polar Night season, but despite being below the horizon, the sun still emits enough light to transform the sky into a stunning ‘twilight’ period. This usually lasts between 11am – 2.30pm and during this time the colours are constantly changing and leaving you in perpetual admiration of the sky until complete darkness strikes at around 3pm. 

During these hours I had my camera out and fingers poised to capture this unique phenomenon. Here are just a few of the photos I took:


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by Shing Yoong