Welcome to Salteriet Nusfjord Gallery

Salteriet Nusfjord Gallery

Art and culture are an important part of Nusfjord Arctic Resort. In the heart of Nusfjord is Salteriet, a salt house where fish roe was previously salted and stored. This salt house building has since been transformed into an art gallery where art is displayed over two floors. On the ground floor, curated exhibitions of art in all genres are shown. On the second floor, the gallery collaborates with QSPA – Queen Sonja Print Award – which promotes graphic art and fine art prints by both Norwegian and international artists.


17. mai 2022 – 30. april 2023
Ingeborg Stana – Paintings and prints

Ingeborg Stana is a contemporary Norwegian artist. Stana maintains a long and unbroken tradition within art inspired by the Nordic landscape. Although Stana’s chosen method is traditional, she has found a way to reinvent landscape painting and regain its position in the context of art history. Salteriet Nusfjord Gallery is proud to present a collection of paintings and prints by Ingeborg Stana inspired by the arctic regions of Northern Norway and Svalbard.


Opening: 21. may (– 30. april 2023)
Tiina Kivinen – Graphics and installation

Tiina Kivinen is a visual artist and printmaker based in Finland. She was the first person to receive the Queen Sonja Print Award in 2012. She has held solo exhibitions in Dalslands kunstmuseum, Sweden (2016); Kunstverket Galleri, Oslo (2013);  and Galerie Arktika, Marktoberdorf, Germany (2011); as well as several solo exhibitions in Finland.


Opening: May 2023
Nicholas O’Leary – Paintings

Nicholas O’Leary (born 1986 in New Zealand) is an artist based in Bergen, Norway.

In this exhibition O’Leary will set up work he did during a recent artist in residence program in Nusfjord in the Autumn of 2022, alongside paintings he has done in his hometown of Bergen. Although these scenes are located in the same country, the viewer will see that they are worlds apart, and hopefully come to appreciate the depths of the curiosity behind the work.


28. may – 31. august 2022
Olav Harald Ulstein – Paintings

Olav Harald Ulstein (born in Hareid, 1963) creates naturalistic landscape paintings. He is perhaps best known for his evocative depictions of countless mountainscapes from Norway’s rugged nature. His works express sincere love for the wildness and drama of the landscapes we Norwegians are so fond of. This exhibition will also be about the mountain landscape that surrounds Nusfjord.


Light art and new exhibition

The dark arctic ages have now taken over in Nusfjord. Our gallerist, therefore, invited two Spanish light artists from Xavi Bové Studio in Girona, Spain, to an Artist in Residence stay to test out possibilities for a «site-specific installation based on the Aurora Borealis» See photos on our social media (@nusfjordarcticresort).

Ingeborg Stana is exhibiting paintings and graphics on the Salteriet’s first floor until April 2023. After this, we will open the summer exhibition with paintings by Nicholas O’Leary. A warm welcome to an exciting cultural program in Nusfjord all year round.

Fall season at the gallery

Autumn is the best time to look at art. Feel free to visit Salteriet Galleri Nusfjord for a fine art experience combined with a visit to Norway’s oldest and best-preserved fishing village. The exhibition with Olav H. Ulstein sold out during the summer, but the artist has replaced the display with 16 new works from our national mountain icons. On the second floor, you can experience graphics from Tiina Kivinen, and new works in glass by HM Queen Sonja have recently arrived at the gallery.

Artist in Residence

This year, we are testing an «Artist in Residence» program with artist Nicholas O’Leary for the first time. Nicolas has been selected as an artist for our gallery’s following seasonal exhibition in 2023. He just moved into Morhuset, where he can live and work for four weeks, but there are rumors that you mostly see him outdoors, where he paints and sketches. «Artist in Residence» will become an official program next year, where artists can apply for residency

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Practical information

Salteriet Galleri Nusfjord

Gallerist Gerald Maximilian Bliem

Email: galleri@nusfjord.no

Phone +47 760 93 020 (october – april) +47 406 44 261 (may – september)

Opening hours

The gallery is open every day.


Summer: May to September 10: 00-17: 00 (every day)

If you want to visit the gallery outside our opening hours, please contact us.