Every couple deserves engagement photos that are just as unique as they and their relationship. Some couples combine their engagement photo session with a fun activity, such as a helicopter ride with a glacier landing, others dress up in fancy outfits and wear a ball gown and suit for their engagement photos, and others go to an epic location to make their engagement photos unique like Alicia and Nick, who wanted to take their engagement photos on the Lofoten Islands in Norway, in the middle of the night.
Engagement photos in the Lofoten Islands, in Norway, during the midnight sun
Lofoten belongs to the part of Norway that is so far north that it lies above the Arctic Circle. You can experience some of the most special natural spectacles high up in the north. In winter, the Northern Lights often dance across the night sky above the mountains and fjords of the Lofoten Islands. This phenomenon is truly magical; you need to see it with your own eyes!
On the other hand, it stays bright 24 hours a day for a few weeks every summer. During the months of the midnight sun, the sun never sets. In the middle of the night, when the weather is clear, you can watch the sun getting lower and lower until it just touches the horizon and then starts to rise again. The whole spectacle is accompanied by hours and hours of golden light, a dream for anyone who loves sunrises and sunsets.
Watching this natural spectacle from the top of a mountain in Lofoten is breathtaking and an unforgettable experience. And it was the perfect backdrop for the adventurous engagement photos on the Lofoten Islands in Norway that Alicia & Nick had dreamed of.
Nick’s love for the mountains and the strong connection Alicia feels to the sea made the Lofoten Islands an ideal location for their engagement photos. In the unique landscape of this island archipelago in northern Norway, striking mountains rise out of the turquoise arctic sea, and white sandy beaches accompany the blooming fields of wildflowers. A natural paradise for everyone who is not afraid of cold and changeable weather.
Joint hikes and adventures are a constant in Alicia & Nick’s relationship. This made the plan to hike up a mountain in the evening to take engagement photos in Lofoten in the middle of the night even more ideal for the two of them.
Adventure engagement photos in Norway
When we met in the evening at a small parking lot by the beach, the first clouds were already beginning to change into beautiful colors. To make sure that we could fully enjoy the panorama for their engagement photos on the Lofoten Islands and that we didn’t meet many other people on the mountaintop, we had chosen a hike away from the tourist areas. Lesser-known hikes in Norway are often a small adventure, most of the paths are unmarked, and you can assume with almost 100% certainty that you will have to climb over stones somewhere. But exactly this prospect of adventure and the thrill of exploring a new place, of which there are few pictures on Instagram, was the reason why Alicia & Nick chose this location.
We started the hike in a good mood and were all looking forward to the view we would have from the summit in a few hours. During the ascent, more and more fog rolled in, and although we all firmly believed that the wind would soon lift the fog, we were no longer sure that the midnight sun would show up that night. The weather in the Arctic Circle is pretty unpredictable all year round, and you always need to be prepared for any weather and need good luck for clear skies. But if you are open to embracing any weather, it will always be an unforgettable experience. We are always surprised by how unique the landscape is for each couple. Often changeable weather, clouds, and fog are even more beautiful than blue skies and make your engagement photos on the Lofoten Islands unique.
When we reached the top, there was nothing to be seen of the breathtaking view and the midnight sun. Thick fog covered everything and hid the panorama that we had hoped for. After waiting a while, we decided to start with the engagement photos anyway.
Alicia had brought a beautiful gold dress embroidered with gold beads and small mirrors. Nick had a suit tailored especially for the engagement photos on the Lofoten Islands in Norway. Despite the unexpected weather, the couple was relaxed and enjoyed their time together at the summit. Whenever the clouds cleared in one place, we could see that the light behind them shone in the most beautiful colors, and we got all super excited every time. We had the whole night and were sure that we would still be able to marvel at the view from the mountain.
After a while, when the fog still hadn’t cleared, we decided to hike down a bit further, hoping to get under the cloud layer.
And our wish came true. We were presented with a breathtaking panorama when we went out of the fog. Wafts of mist danced around the impressive mountains, and the clouds in the sky glowed in shades of pink and orange.
Alicia’s unique dress showed its full beauty in this special light of the midnight sun. The small mirrors reflected the light, and we were all overjoyed that we still got such a dreamlike backdrop for the engagement photos on the Lofoten Islands in Norway.
The landscape on the Lofoten Islands in Norway fascinates us again and again. Nature is so diverse, and the combination of rough mountain peaks, gentle beaches, and endless sea can hardly be surpassed in beauty. The panorama was breathtaking in every direction, and we couldn’t decide which view was the most beautiful.
Even if the fog at the beginning of the engagement photo shoot made us all tremble a little, this experience made the night an adventure. When the panorama finally showed up, we were really impressed and couldn’t get enough of it, to observe how the clouds in the sky kept changing and how the rolling fog offered us a mystical spectacle.
Alicia had packed a second dress for her engagement photos on the Lofoten Islands in Norway, so they could get a wide variety of photos.
The two danced and cuddled through the night. After a few hours, the fog began to thicken again, and we started our descent.
We arrived back at the parking lot early in the morning and were still very excited about the adventure we had just had. That night was truly unique, and we are sure Alicia and Nick will never forget their adventurous engagement photo session on the Lofoten Islands.
The Lofoten Islands are one of the most epic places for adventure engagement photos. If you also dream of beautiful photos in this breathtaking landscape, write us a message over our contact form. We can’t wait to plan an unforgettable experience with you and create photos you will love and cherish for many years.