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Norwegian Viking experiences

See longboats in a museum in Oslo, shop at a traditional market, take part in a Viking feast in Lofoten or listen to a classic Viking saga.

Spring Festivals and Events in Norway

Spring in Norway can be the tail end of winter or the beginning of summer, and all sorts of events and festivals take place in March, April and May.

Fall Festivals and Events in Norway

Visit Norway in the autumn and you'll find lots of festivals and events taking place in the country in September, October and November each year.

Summer Festivals and Events in Norway

Summer in Norway can be a spectacle to behold, with a great many exciting festivals and events taking place in June, July and August every year.

Winter Festivals and Events in Norway

Winter in Norway can be a busy time for visitors, with all the festivals and events taking place in December, January and February every year.

Music Festivals in Norway

From Kristiansand in the south to Svalbard in the North, here are some of the top music festivals, large and small, taking place in Norway this year.

Typically Norwegian: Music festivals

Whether they celebrate Edvard Grieg or black metal, Sami or Viking heritage - these music festivals are as unique as they are Norwegian.


Especially the largest cities offer classical music festivals. The chamber music festivals in Oslo and Trondheim are recommended.

Opera and Ballet

Take in a performance at the famous opera house in Oslo, or find an opera or ballet festival in another town in Norway.

Folk and Country

Fiddle music and dancing dominate the old Norwegian folk music tradition. Find a concert or festival to learn more about the genre.

Church and Choir

Choose among several international church music festivals taking place in Norway in 2014.

Jazz and Blues

There are many concert scenes and festivals for jazz and blues in Norway. The jazz festivals in Molde and Kongsberg are among the most popular.

Pop and Rock

Top international names stand in line to perform with the hottest Norwegian artists at the many pop and rock festivals in Norway.

Viking Culture, People and History

The Vikings have earned their place in history as a seafaring warrior culture with a fine eye for design and a good ear for storytelling.

Christmas in Norway

Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions by visiting a Christmas market, enjoying a holiday concert, or catching a glimpse of the northern lights.

Popular Christmas food in Norway

Norway's vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.

Norway's national day

17 May is Norway's Constitution Day and is celebrated with children's parades and festivities.

Norwegian Masters

Get to know Norway's most famous artists - Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Grieg and Edvard Munch - and visit the places where they lived!

Historical architecture

The Norwegian rose painting tradition developed from around 1750 and was both an imitation and in parts liberation from «guild art».

Sport & Activities

From summer and winter sports, to guided tours and traditional holiday festivals, Norway offers visitors a packed calendar of activity options.

Concerts & Festivals

Norway is known for a wide variety of concerts and festivals during the summer months.


Choose among indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and find out when and where an exhibition of your interest is taking place.

Theatres & Shows

The large cities in Norway have theatres, and there are different kinds of shows spread out through the country.

Summer festivals and events in Northern Norway

Explore summer holiday ceremonies and celebrations, seasonal festivals and special events in Northern Norway.
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