I went to Lofoten in Norway for a four-night getaway with some friends this week. Here are some photos.

I took all of these on an Olympus EM-10 (original, there’s a newer Mk II now) with an Olympus 9-18 mm f4-5.6 lens, some of them with a polarizing filter.

This was my first time taking photos with such a wide lens – I bought a 25mm (50mm equiv.) prime lens a few months after I bought the EM-10 two years ago, and I’ve used it ever since. I felt like the colours weren’t quite as vivid with this lens, but it was pretty nice to be able to capture some sweeping landscapes. The setup is also ludicrously small and light, which makes it perfect to stick in a backup and scramble up mountains (e.g. Reinebringen).

Getting there, where to stay etc.

I’m not by any means claiming that this is the best way to do it, but it worked really well for us: