The geologic history of the Lofoten Islands is complex and includes a series of deformational and metamorphic events. The archipelago is conformed by a Precambrian basement, built of volcanic and metamorphic rocks, whose age is estimated at 3 billion years (one of the oldest in the world). There are mainly Archaic rocks complexes (migmatic gneisses and banded gneisses) and slightly younger, Paleoproterozoic rocks (mica gneisses, gabbro, migmatite, anorthosite, granite, monzonite, charnockite). In some places occur Jurassic sandstones and schist.
The present shape of Lofoten’s terrain features is influenced by current erosion processes and the Quaternary Weichselian Glaciation (the turn of the Pleistocene and Holocene epochs).
As a result of the retreat of the glacier in the Lofoten and Norway, there have been sea level changes, creation of numerous U-shaped valleys and suspended valleys, fjords, skerries and post-glacial lakes. Rocky massifs have steep walls, sharp tops with jagged ridges and they are hundreds of meters high.
The series was taken on Lofoten Islands, in the summer of 2018.