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Norway Uttakleiv beach

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This location is home to the famous Dragon's Eye tide pool which has become a famous shot in Lofoten, but there are plenty of other compositions along the beach with other tide pools and rock formations.

Photography Tips

To catch the famous Dragon's Eye composition turn left as you reach the giant stone heart at the beach, walking up from the car park. Usually, it's surrounded by photographers and fairly easy to spot.

Don't stop there, though - there are lots of tide pools and places where the waves flow over the rocks.

This place is fairly good for aurora photography as it's easy to find North-facing compositions for nights when the aurora isn't strong. It's also good at sunset during the winter if you have a clear enough sky for the cliffs to be lit up.

Travel Information

You can drive along a well-maintained road to this spot and it had parking available right next to the beach.

There is a parking fee (50 Krone as of Feb 2020) and this is checked by wardens. I was checked at 8 pm on a night in February!)
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 10:45 - 13:05 | current local time: 07:52
Locations Lofoten Uttakleiv
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Spot Comments (5)

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Reiner Boehme
Reiner Boehme 21.03.
Rex Chang
Rex Chang 15.04.2019
Hello, nice picture! Did you use ND filter? 16.04.2019
Thank you and yes, I used an ND filter.
@Gasser.Photography 15.12.2016
Awesome picture. In what month did you make it? Thank you for sharing. 16.12.2016
Tank you! I took this picture December 28, 2015.

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