Photo: Ole Pedersen

Thanks for this year!

Many heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped create the Karlsøy Festival this year. Welcome back to the small island with the big heart both during and outside the festival season. Feel free to check out the Facebook group FRIENDS OF THE KARLSØY FESTIVAL and sign up for the newsletter further down this page if you want to continue being part of the Karlsøy Festival. Everyone who participated will receive an invitation to join the autumn meeting (date to be announced) on Karlsøya and join the festival association on a year-round basis. Peace out <3

Welcome to a unique experience at 70 ° north. Every summer we invite you to a week-long party and celebration at the festival site on Karlsøy in Troms. True to tradition, there will be music, art exhibitions, dance, workshops and current political debate and information from Karlsøya's perspective.

Karlsøya is a lush island with a mythical and exotic history. In the early 70's, young people moved to the island threatened with eviction to create their utopian society and live by their own rules. Today, Karlsøya is a fairly common little weather in North Troms, but already when you set foot on the quay you notice that here it is safe to shrug your shoulders and see the world with a slightly more generous perspective.

Program for all days

This is happening at the Karlsøy Festival 2022

Stix + Tandi

Stix + Tandi

An ecofemist journey of education, a new national eroticism, a study trip in brown stew, a wedding journey. Tandi Reason Dahl and Stix Omar take…

I Stop Time

I Stop Time

Film screening Thursday at 22.30pm. Festivalhuset. This film is a unique testimony from the Second World War. Vladislav Mikosha is a young cinematographer. A beautiful…

Karlsøyfilmen has taken the leap into the 21st century

Karlsøyfilmen has taken the leap into the 21st century

True to tradition, we open the festival with the classic cult film Karlsøya - between goats, rock and Muhammed. For over 20 years…

Food at the festival

Food at the festival

The Karlsøy Festival is not just a music, art or culture festival. It is to a very high degree also a food festival with a…

The children's program!

The children's program!

The children's program runs from Monday 1 August to Saturday 6 August, with workshops and performances and lots of fun! We try our…

Exhibition at Gallery Gálsá

Exhibition at Gallery Gálsá

Sofia Waara and Tony Fredriksson exhibit during the Karlsøy Festival. They live and work in Pajala, Tordendalen. Sofia has deep roots…


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The Sky Warrior

Karlsøy Festival Manifesto

The Karlsøy Festival is a celebration of resistance to a society where the most important values ​​are profitability, competition and greed. It is a protest against the destruction of districts, environmental destruction, racism and discrimination. It protests against colonialism, the exploitation and the brutal oppression of the peoples of the world.

The Karlsøy Festival is a party for and a celebration of all positive counter forces! It will reflect, recreate and promote all the alternative forces that are fighting for another and better world characterized by solidarity, compassion and love!


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