Nordic Light is the result of a (slightly crazy) idea of creating one of the world's best photo festivals in a small town on the north-west coast of Norway.

Now, Nordic Light International Festival of Photography has been around for over ten years, and the festival is annually gathering internationally acclaimed photographers - as well as emerging photographers - for sharing of knowledge, inspiration and life stories.

Our organization is busy the whole year, with planning and developing the next festival, but also with a lot of other photo and art related projects.


Nordic Light International Festival of Photography

25–29 April 2018 in Kristiansund, Norway

We welcome you once again to five memorable days in Kristiansund. Days filled with enjoyment, insight and challenges that you will long remember...
— Morten Krogvold, Artistic Director
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Are you our next
Photo Artist in Residence?

 The Atlantic Road. Photo:  Studio 400

The Atlantic Road. Photo: Studio 400


Open for applications

Exciting opportunity for professional artists within photography and/or film. Get a lifetime experience and new inspiration, while working for a couple of weeks in our scenic region, surrounded by mountains, fjords and the beautiful, blue light of the Atlantic Ocean.

Application deadline is 6 May 2018 for a residency in August/September this year.


What we do

In addition to planning and running the international photography festival Nordic Light every spring, we are also running a gallery, a shop and an artist residency. We also do some more short-term projects.


art Gallery

Our largest exhibition is the annual Nordic Light Festival Exhibition. This exhibition shows works from some of the world's leading photographers and is displayed during the festival week and throughout the summer. 

Our gallery also shows various exhibitions throughout the year. 


Artist Residency

We are very happy to be able to invite photographers to our Photo Artist Residency!

Our first Artist in Residence lived and worked here in August/September 2017 and the next in January/February 2018. During the project we will invite three more artists to live and work in the beautiful town Kristiansund for a couple of weeks.


Nordic Light Shop

In the Nordic Light Shop you will find photo books from world leading photographers, most of them earlier guests at our festival.

We also have a good selection of posters from our guest photographers, as well as art cards, t-shirts, note books and more. 

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Happenings at Nordic Light