The Espolin Gallery
The Espolin Gallery houses a chieftain within Norwegian art. Be moved by the expressive power of the artist Kaare Espolin Johnson (1907–1994), as he visualizes a dramatic history and life of the people living by the coast.
The grand scenery of Lofoten has inspired many artists, few kept in such high regard as Kaare Espolin Johnson. Watch a beautiful film where the artist tells of his practice and experience the artworks and the northern scenery through the eyes of the artist.
The Espolin Gallery lies in Storvågan just outside the centre of Kabelvåg, a 10 minutes’ drive from Svolvær.
The Espolin Gallery is a part of SKREI, which also includes the Lofoten Museum and Lofoten Aquarium. All three attractions are located within close walking distance in Storvågan, outside Kabelvåg. Buy our combination ticket and experience the nature, culture and history of Lofoten. If you are looking for a bite to eat in the vincinity, Nyvågar Rorbuhotel offers lunch and dinner made with local ingredients and even has an aquavit bar.
+47 76 07 84 05/+47 76 15 40 00
Jan 1–Jan 31: Closed
Feb 1–Feb 28: Tues–Fri 11–15
Mar 1–Apr 30: Tues–Fri, Sun 11–15*
May 1–May 31: Every day 11–15*
June 1–Aug 31: Every day 10–18
Sept 1–Sept 30: Every day 11–15
Oct 1–Oct 31: Tues–Fri, Sun 11–15
Nov 1–Dec 15: Tues–Fri 11–15
*Closed April 6–8 and May 17
Group visits outside opening hours can be
booked at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult 115 NOK
Senior/student 95 NOK
Child (age 5–15) 60 NOK
Group p.p. 95 NOK (min. 20 ppl)
(includes entrance to The Espolin Gallery, Lofoten Museum and Lofoten Aquarium)
Adult 275 NOK
Child (age 3–15) 130 NOK
Family (2 adults + 3 children) 680 NOK
For booking enquiries please contact:
Film: Espolin’s Life and Work
Get to know Kaare Espolin Johnson’s art and practice through the film “It was always a longing”Read More
Thor Erdahl Imprint 1971–2021
In the exhibition shown at Galleri Espolin, Thor presents a selection of images from his graphic production over fifty years.Read More
JOHN SAVIO // ESPOLIN
Art exhibition June 11th–August 14th. This summer, Galleri Espolin presents graphic works by John Savio (1902–1938) alongside Kaare Espolin Johnson’s works.Read More
SEASCAPE: Andrea Greenwood (UK)
Exhibition 14th – 30th October with the sculpture Seascape created by the British artist Andrea Greenwood.Read More
LIAF 2022 – Fantasmagoriana
Art exhibition September 3.–October 2. The Espolin Gallery is one of several exhibition venues during this year’s art biennial LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival. LIAF 2022 is curated by the duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi and titled Fantasmagoriana.Read More
The Espolin Gallery has a nice museum shop with special Espolin-products, local art & crafts, and original prints by the artist.
We offer an interesting thematic walk through the beautiful halls filled with
Kaare Espolin Johnson’s art! Theme and duration can be adapted to the group’s
wishes. Book a tour in advance of the visit by email: email@example.com
(NOK 800 up to 25 people)
We offer dialogue-based tours followed by activity in the workshop for school classes. Our dissemination programs can be adapted to upper secondary and high school classes.
We request that visits be booked in advance, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norwegian and English.