Nordic light international festival of photography, 25th–29th of april 2018, Kristiansund, Norway. 

On the rugged west coast of Norway, world renowned photography legends, aspiring photographers, students and others interested in photography, art and culture gather in the small and charming coastal city of Kristiansund. Lectures, exhibitions, gallery talks, book signings, workshops, portfolio reviews, breakfast movies ...

Join us for the photographic adventure of the year!


Don't miss out our EARLY BIRD OFFER: Festival Pass NOK 1990!

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Most of our around 20 guest photographers are attending with both lecture and exhibition. Confirmed photographers: 

  • Joyce Tenneson
  • Olivia Parker
  • And many more to come 

on the program 


Exciting lectures by world leading photographers. Get insight into the story behind the images. These lectures are not very filled with technical details, but with first class storytelling!

Talk show: "Ansikt til Ansikt"

Every evening from Thursday to Saturday our creative leader Morten Krogvold is hosting the talk-show "Ansikt til Ansikt" (translates to "Face to Face") in Caroline Cinema Center. Krogvold leads a close and personal conversation with well known personalities about the society, art and culture – and about life itself. The talk-show is mainly in Norwegian. Previous guests have been: Ole Gunnar Solskjær (football player), Jimmy Nelson (photographer), Geir Lippestad (lawyer) and Per Fugelli (physician and professor of medicine).

Festival parade

Festival parade and opening show! We start in "Kunstforeningen", the gallery of the local Art Society. We guide you through all the exhibition locations, and end up at Caroline Cinema Center, where all lectures will be held the coming days. Here we will have our opening show and the official opening of the festival.


Inspiring exhibitions by almost all our guest photographers of the year. Many of these photographs are rarely exhibited like this, and seldom in Norway. This is a unique opportunity to see works from world renowned photographers in Kristiansund!



For some of our exhibitions we give you the opportunity to meet the artist in the gallery and take part in a guided tour around his or hers exhibition. A unique experience where you can get information and ask questions about the exhibited works directly from the photographer!

Breakfast Movie

This post on the program is free of charge, and open to everyone. Since the first festival, our creative leader Morten Krogvold has given our audience an inspirational boost each morning with movie screenings before the first lecture of the day. Krogvold picks the movies, sometimes as he walks through the door. The variation is big; from documentaries and short-films to the classics. All movies are either in English or with English sub titles.

Meet and greet

Our festival café and pub, Krogvold Café, located in the Nordic Light House, is open every night. Here, the old ones and the young ones, the beginners and the legends, and everyone else who cares for meeting new people, and people with interest for photography, art and culture, meet up. It's room for anyone to take part in the discussion and to listen to exciting stories from the people who have lived them.

Portfolio Review

Bring a selection of your best work and let leading photographers critically assess your work and give you advice for further development.