The North Norwegian Art Centre (NNKS) is Northern Norway's regional center for contemporary art. Our aim is to create interest for art and arts and crafts in the region through a regional and international orientation.

In Svolvær, NNKS works with an ongoing exhibition program and sales of arts and crafts from the region. NNKS runs Kunstnerhuset in Lofoten, a residency house for artists located on the island of Svinøya. Every other year, NNKS organizes the international art festival LIAF, Lofoten International Art Festival.

NNKS, founded and owned by the region's artist associations, is a key player in North Norwegian art life and a professional resource for artists, our audiences, public and private organisations. NNKS is part of the Northern Norwegian Cultural Agreement.

How to reach us


  • Address

    Boks 285, N-8301 Svolvær

  • Phone

    +47 400 89 595

  • Email


  • Office address

    Fiskergata 5

Gallery and art shop

  • Address

    Torget 20


  • Opening hours

    Monday - Friday


    Saturday - Sunday

    10 - 16

Last from Kunstkanalen
Video: The Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts' Theme exhibition: The Hands That Unravel the Sweater
The Hands That Unravel the Sweater is curated by Anne Klontz for The Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts and The North Norwegian Arts Centre. The exhibition was open from 18 June –14 August 2022 at The North Norwegian Arts Centre in Svolvær, Lofoten. Participating artists include Ahmed Umar, Boom! Glass Group, Elisabeth Haarr, Erika Stöckel, Faith Ringgold, Hannah Ryggen, Hannah Ryggen Army, Karen Kviltu Lidal, matt lambert and Matt J. Smith.
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920 20 537