About Krimfestivalen

Norway has the world’s highest percentage of crime fiction readers. Whereas Scandinavian crime fiction was once considered a cult genre, it now has a well-established position in the literary market. Krimfestivalen aims to celebrate and explore this phenomenon in an international perspective.

«One of the best Crime-writings festivals around the world»
– The Guardian


Krimfestivalen has more than 50 visiting authors and hosts 40 events annually. It is a place for authors and dedicated readers to meet, discuss content and celebrate the crime fiction community.

This year’s festival will take place from Thursday March 21st to Saturday, March 23rd. Welcome!