Photo: Summer over Unstad, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. June 5, 2015. 22:00
It is always hard to decide how long to wait around the mountains. The light of the midnight sun is on of the main draws of summer on Lofoten, but a relatively cloudy horizon such as this day, you might not end up getting any light as the sun hovers over the sea. So, if you’re wanting better odds of sunlight on your scene, you need to head up a bit early. In this case, I left the car around 19:00 – with plans not to return until 02:00 at the earliest.
It was a 1 hour hike up the ridge towards Nonstind (see hiking guide HERE) to get to this view point. By the time I arrived, there was still enough gaps in clouds to allow brief moments of golden light to shine across the beach and valley below. Soon enough though, the clouds thickened and Unstad was left in shadow for the remainder of the night.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8