If you enjoy hiking or being in nature, you have so much to look forward to as a student in Volda. This area offers endless opportunities for outdoor activities, but also activities best enjoyed indoors. See underneath a list of student festivals taking place in Volda.


The Buddy Week

During the Buddy Week, new students get to know their way around Volda and the university college, as well as getting acquainted with each other and the old students. The buddies work hard so that the new students have a great semester start. This is visible through the many concerts, outdoor events, campus tours, meetings and festivals which are organised during the first week of school. Studiestart, Foto Tone Solhaug

Animation Volda

Animation Volda attracts both national and international attention. The Festival mediates both artistic quality of a wide range, and in between workshops, concerts and parties you may enjoy exclusive premieres of ground-braking animation movies on the cinema screen. The Festival is a meeting-point for animation students in the Nordic and Baltic countries, and qualifies student films for Fredrikstad Animation Festival.


VEKA in Volda is the largest student cabaret/show in Northwest Norway. In addition to local talent, national and international names perform during VEKA and help create a special, unforgettable arrangement. The last years, VEKA was host to renowned artists like Veronica Maggio, Talib Kweli, Team Me, Jonas Alaska, and Honningbarna.
Veka, Foto Olav Standal Tangen


The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival is Norway's oldest and largest documentary film festival. It attracts film makers, students and audience, native as well as from abroad and the combination of great film experiences and a motivated public make this festival a definite must.

Foto Dagfinn Graneng


The sports festival X2 is tailored to fit the contrasting nature of Sunnmøre and is the most extreme winter sports weekend arrangement in the region. The programme spans from tough competitions in off-piste and free-riding, paddling and paragliding, longboarding and surfing to social meetings, presentations, concerts. The powerful festival atmosphere is a vital part of what makes Volda’s student environment so unique.

Foto Olav Standal Tangen

Sunnmøre chamber music festival

The Chamber Music Festival is an international festival of highest class. The festival offers a meeting place for everyone in Sunnmøre, performers or audience, from Volda University College students and staff, to professional and amateur musicians.

Foto Robert Skeide

Kaarstad Festival

The Kaarstad Festival aims to create an arena and meeting place where the talented and creative students at the Faculty of Arts and Physical Education can meet the audience - young and old - through arrangements of high quality like: concerts, art exhibitions, theater performances, films and photography events.


Bygdesus har som mål å gi publikum kul musikk frå artistar som enda er ukjende for dei aller fleste.