Ara has recently been to Lofoten Islands in Norway. She says the landscapes are incredibly beautiful. After seeing her pictures on FB and getting this card, I really believe in her words.
Lofoten is a Norwegian archipelago situated in the Arctic Circle which is the most northerly of the abstract five major circles of latitude. It is characterized by a distinct and dramatic scenery of mountains and peaks, imposing fjords ripping the sea, virgin areas, pristine beaches and sheltered bays.
Foto: Aune Forlag / Ole P. Rorvi
This territory is considered inhospitable by many and from the earliest times has been occupied only by the bravest men of the sea: first the Vikings and later the cod fishers, especially in the winter when the cod migrates from the Barents Sea to the South and arrives to the Lofoten Islands to spawn.
Despite the harsh winters, due to the hot Gulf current, the archipelago has a much milder climate than other parts of the globe at the same latitude. It is this location that allows you to experience two of the most beautiful experiences that Mother Nature has to offer: the midnight sun and the aurora borealis.