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Concerts and cultural events

From music and art festivals to kicksled dining events, Nordkyn has a strong cultural heartbeat.


This event in Kjøllefjord is held in honor of a local blues musician (Kristen Lyngedal), and features local, national and international musicians and artists.

Held at the end of June, the week-long festival provides concerts, exhibitions, outdoor and craft events for the whole family - all under the Midnight Sun.

Website: www.chrisfestivalen.no
Facebook: facebook.com/chrisfestivalen/


The Nordkyn festival is held yearly in Mehamn at the end of July. It is a cultural festival with special focus on the whaling rebellion in Mehamn i 1903.

The festival runs for one week and features family activities, local food, exhibitions, a market, revue and concerts.


Kulturdugnad Gamvik

Every summer the local population gets together with artists and tourists to fill Gamvik with art, music, crafts and debate. The majestic natural environment and the temperamental Arctic summer lends a mystical air to the event, where tradition and innovation get along famously.

Based on volunteer effort, Kulturdugnad Gamvik has become well-known both nationally and internationally.


A musical fusion based on contemporary Sámi and Barents region issues, taking place at the end of November each year.

Nordkyn Winter Festival

A week of Arctic events and artists every March.

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Seal Feast

A yearly celebration of the seal as an important resource of the North.

Website: www.arcticculturelab.no/sealfeast/