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Events in Norway

There is a multitude of festivals and events taking place in Norway throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights.
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The Norseman extreme triathlon takes contestants through some of Norway's most striking scenery - Photo: Norseman Photograper Kai-Otto Belau

Events in Norway

There is a multitude of festivals and events taking place in Norway throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights.

Events in Norway

Source: Visitnorway

What's on

Oslo

10 Dec to 10 Dec

Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year in December in Oslo.

Tromsø

12 Jan to 18 Jan

Tromsø International Film Festival

More than 100 quality films from more than 30 countries compete for awards.

Tromsø

23 Jan to 31 Jan

Northern Lights Festival

World-class opera, jazz, chamber music, symphonic concerts, choir, dance and more await at this popular festival in Tromsø.

Geilo

05 Feb to 07 Feb

Ice Music Festival

An alternative music festival where both the stage and the instruments are carved out of local ice and snow.

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

05 Feb to 09 Feb

Polarjazz

The world's most northerly jazz festival. 78 degrees north.

Røros

17 Feb to 21 Feb

Rørosmartnan (Røros Fair)

A great excuse to visit Røros in winter, this big fair draws locals and visitors from far and wide with its unique atmosphere.

Oslo

04 Mar to 07 Mar

by:Larm

Scandinavia’s biggest indoor festival by:Larm turns Oslo into a buzzing, urban festival zone with over 100 acts performing at numerous stages.

Alta

08 Mar to 15 Mar

Finnmarksløpet

The world’s northernmost sled dog race takes place in Northern Norway every year in March.

Oslo

13 Mar to 15 Mar

Holmenkollen Ski Festival

Hugely popular with Norwegians, this ski jumping and cross-country skiing event draws crowds of visitors to the hills above Oslo every spring.

Lofoten Islands

20 Mar to 21 Mar

World Cod Fishing Competition

A big fishing event in Northern Norway, drawing both professional fishermen and sports anglers from around the word.

Rena - Lillehammer

21 Mar

Birkebeinerrennet (The Birkebeiner race)

54 kilometer cross country ski event with a rich and colorful history.

Vardø

18 Mar to 22 Mar

Yukigassen

A huge snowball battle in which the whole town participates. Yukigassen takes place every March in Vardø, Northern Norway.

Oslo

01 Apr to 04 Apr

Inferno Metal Festival

Norwegian black metal fans gather every year for this music festival. A hell of an event - dare you check it out?

Karasjok and Kautokeino

08 Apr to 11 Apr

Easter Festival

A popular Sami festival taking place in Finnmark, Northen Norway, over Easter. Sami culture and reindeer racing feature high on the agenda.

Everywhere

17 May

Constitution Day or Norway Day

On 17 May, Norwegians all over the world get together to celebrate their culture, country and constitution.

Bergen

28 May to 06 Jun

Nattjazz

Nattjazz takes place at USF Verftet in Bergen at the end of May. The annual festival offers 10 days and nights of virtuoso jazz and sublime music.

Oslo

11 Jun to 13 Jun

Norwegian Wood

Great music and a very special atmosphere await at this much loved Oslo festival.

Tromsø

20 Jun to 20 Jun

Midnight Sun Marathon

Run in the midnight sun. Competitors need to register in plenty of time for this unique race in Northern Norway.

EuroPride 2014 in Oslo

20 Jun to 29 Jun

EuroPride 2014 in Oslo

This year it is Oslo´s turn to host EuroPride, the colourful celebration of gay and lesbian life and culture, under the chosen motto “Love moves”.

Voss

21 Jun to 28 Jun

Ekstremsportveko

Extreme sports fans from around the world gather for this week-long festival every summer in Voss.

Romsdalen

06 Jul to 12 Jul

Norway mountain festival

Romsdalen is a mountainous area with several noteworthy peaks, providing good terrain for hiking and more adventurous climbing.

Olmmáivággi (Manndalen)

08 Jul to 12 Jul

Riddu Riddu International indigenous festival

One of the biggest festivals of indigenous music in Europe.

Træna

09 Jul to 11 Jul

Træna Festival

A unique music festival on the island of Træna, 33 nautical miles off the Helgeland Coast in Northern Norway.

Molde

20 Jul to 24 Jul

Molde Jazz

A real jazz extravaganza awaits at this much loved festival in Molde, Fjord Norway.

Eidsbugarden, Jotunheimen

17 Jul to 20 Jul

Vinjerock

A music festival taking place high up in the mountains of Jotunheimen, Norway.

Stavanger

22 Jul to 25 Jul

Gladmat Festival

Scandinavia's largest food festival is a popular event, drawing some 250,000 visitors to Stavanger, Fjord Norway, every year.

Fjord Norway

01 Aug to 01 Aug

Norseman

Norseman is the world’s northernmost long-distance triathlon. A race any hard-core triathlete should do at least once in a lifetime.

Notodden Blues Festival

06 Aug to 09 Aug

Notodden Blues Festival

The largest of its kind in Scandinavia, this festival attracts thousands of music lovers to Telemark, Southern Norway, every year.

Oslo

11 Aug to 15 Aug

Øya Festival

Locals and visitors alike come back year after year to this top outdoor music festival in Oslo.

Leknes

06 Aug to 10 Aug

The Lofotr Viking Festival

The Lofotr Viking Festival is an annual event that presents living history from the early Iron Age at Lofotr Viking Museum in the Lofoten Islands.

Northern Norway

14 Aug to 17 Aug

Arctic Race of Norway 2014

The world’s northernmost cycling race returns to the magnificent landscape of Northern Norway 14 -17 August 2014, in the second edition of Arctic Race

Haugesund

20 Aug to 27 Aug

Norwegian International Film Festival

The Norwegian International Film Festival is a major film and cinema event that takes place in Haugesund in Fjord Norway in August every year.

Stavanger

03 Sep to 06 Sep

Nuart

Nuart is a popular street art festival taking place in Stavanger.

Oslo

10 Sep to 19 Sep

Ultima Festival

Interested in contemporary music? Then don’t miss the Ultima Festival in Oslo.

Sandhornøy

29 Aug to 06 Sep

SALT

A year-long global celebration of Arctic art, culture, architecture and scenery in Norway, SALT opens at Sandhornøy's beach in Bodø on 29-30 August.

Bergen

24 Sep to 01 Oct

Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF)

A cinema extravaganza that draws film lovers from all around Norway to Bergen every year.

Lillehammer

15 Oct to 18 Oct

DølaJazz

This jazz festival in Lillehammer is a great place to discover talented Norwegian musicians.

Fagernes

05 Nov to 07 Nov

Rakfisk Festival

This food festival celebrates rakfisk, or brine-cured fish, a much loved delicacy in Norway.

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