The last time we shone the spotlight on Arild Heitmann and his work, we had a great tour of the visual wonders Iceland has come to be known for. Today, we want to present another set of magical landscapes from him, this time a place closer to his home: Senja Island in Norway. If you’re looking for the next stunning northern destination to visit and photograph, we’re sure you’ll be convinced after looking through this collection!
The Lofoten Islands, also called the Lofoten Archipelago, are among the most popular spots for travelers and photographers visiting Norway. While its postcard-worthy fjords, mountains, and shorelines are not to be missed, Arild reminds us that the country is home to many other breath-taking locations. Senja Island, as he described in his series statement, is Lofoten’s lesser-known brother despite being the second largest island in the country. It’s a must-visit destination for mountaineers and landscape photographers who love picturesque peaks. That’s because Senja Island is home to some of the greatest mountain sceneries in the region, and of course, Arild has the photos to prove it.
“The north west side is stunning with fjords carving its [sic] way between the steep mountains,” he noted. So, if you’re planning to go, you might want to start there.
As with his Iceland snaps, Arild was able to capture a variety of otherworldly landscapes in his Senja Island series. Misty and moody in some and glowing in vibrant colors in others, the photos show us the many different looks and charms the island has to offer. If you time your visit right, you may even get to shoot the mesmerizing Northern Lights, which prove an impressive sight against the snowy peaks of the island! That’s certainly a highlight of Arild’s visit, as we can see in his photo.