The sun is special during the winter time at the polar circle. First and foremost because it is scarce. Depending on the latitude our home star even disappears for a couple of months and the world remains dark. Slowly the sun raises again every day a little bit more, shy in the beginning it dares going higher with the weeks passing by. In this time of the year the few hours of daylight are encompassed with a very particular light and it provides little warmth in a bitterly cold and hostile (though beautiful) environment.
Shot on the Lofoten Islands in Norway in 2019.
Photographed in Summer 2019.
Photographies taken in Summer 2019.
Tromsö is the largest city in Northern Norway. 77.000 people live here depending on the season either in bright daylight around the clock or in a seemingly never ending night. Tromsö is an important center for the discovery of the arctic regions and a popular destination for hunters of the northers lights. Also it happens to be home to the most northern brewery in the world – Mack Beer.
Summer days at the Polar Circle may seem long, because they are. In July the sun doesn’t leave the horizon at the Lofoten island. So the sun may shine in the middle of the night, when she decides to show up of course. The weather tends to be moody here and can change quickly. There are more cloudy days than sunny ones. But no matter which weather the region remains uniquely impressive and beautiful.