Between Reine and Leknes
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Between Reine and Leknes

Beautiful blue ice, sculpted into curious formations by the immense pressure of the frozen surface against the rocks on the bottom of the lake. The characteristic mountains and magical light make this one of my favorite shots from this trip.

There are many more photographic locations between Reine and Leknes. One of the most beautiful is Storvatnet lake. Even though Lofoten isn't usually as cold as one would expect, this lake is very likely to freeze over during winter. Even with the surface frozen solid, the water level changes constantly, and the ice goes up and down as time passes. When the ice is low enough to touch the boulders underneath it, the pressure breaks it and produces wonderful shapes and patterns. Not only that, but the lake is just below a chain of beautiful, jagged mountains. Talk about an epic location!