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Discover exciting new experiences in 2024

1. Bodø – The European Capital of Culture 2024

The European Capital of Culture is cooler than ever! Get ready for more than 1,000 performances, concerts, and art exhibitions, not to mention exciting Sami culture, all combined with stunning Arctic nature. It's all happening in Northern Norway's Bodø region this year. 

Bodø 2024

2. Wood you like to stay here?

In Bodø, you should also check out the spectacular new Wood Hotel, located on Rønvikfjellet mountain, just 15 minutes from the city centre. All 177 rooms offer spectacular panoramic views over Bodø and the Vestfjord, with a front row seat to the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter.

The top floor is home to a cocktail bar and a restaurant, Attme. Chef and former Bocuse d'Or winner Christian André Pettersen has developed the concept where traditional Northern-Norwegian delicacies are served with a modern twist.

Opens May 31, 2024

3. Kunstsilo in Kristiansand

Say hello to Kunstsilo, a former grain silo in Kristiansand in Southern Norway that has been transformed into one of Northern Europe’s most innovative art institutions. It houses the Tangen Collection, the world's largest art work collection of Nordic modernism, as well as a restaurant on its top floor.

Now open!

4. Bocuse d’Or Europe 2024

See the best chefs from 20 European countries compete in making culinary art in Trondheim, 2023's European Capital of Gastronomy and Norway's must-visit destination for foodies. The prestigious event will also showcase world-class Norwegian ingredients from all over the country.

Did you know that Norway is already the nation with the most medals in Bocuse d'Or?

March 19-20

5. New adventures for skiers

Windscreens and heated seats? Yes, please! 

Hafjell ski resort's new full comfort 6-seat chairliftVidsynexpressen, is truly a sight to see! 

Skistar Hemsedal also has a new Lodge Express 6-chair lift, in addition to a new button lift at SkiStar Snow Park. Skistar is also introducing functional skiing lessons for people with mobility challenges. You can even hire all the necessary equipment, including sit skis.

6. Celebrating Oslo(ve)

The year 2024 marks 400 years since the great fire in the medieval city which is today called Oslo. KingChristian IV decreed that a new city should be built west of Bjørvika, by Akershus Fortress, and named it Christiania. 

It's also 100 years since the name of the city changed back to Oslo. 

Bothevents will be commemorated throughout the year. 

By the way, did you know that Oslo also recently received a beautiful official Sami name? Oslove!

7. A revamped ski museum

Welcome to the newly refurbished Holmenkollen Ski Museum in Oslo, the world's largest museum about the history of skiing, polar explorers, and snow. You can also experience Oslo's best views from the top of the ski jump at Holmenkollbakken and enjoy the thrill of jumping in the ski simulator!

Opened December 3, 2023

8. More exciting stuff in 2024:

  • Ambassaden: The former American embassy in Oslo has been transformed into a social and cultural meeting place. Ambassaden is currently open for business and features a wine bar, restaurant, rooftop terrace, and conference centre.

  • The Nobel Peace Center showcases inspiring stories about the Nobel Peace Prize, its laureates and their struggles to create a better world.

  • Kongsberg is celebrating its 400th anniversary with a host of events and activities throughout the year.

  • Credo Restaurant is moving from Trondheim to the National Library of Norway in Oslo. The Michelin-starred restaurant will offer a brand-new concept focusing on Norwegian culinary culture, food traditions and cultural history.

  • Moster island in Bømlo is celebrating the 1,000-year anniversary of the introduction of Christian law in Norway, which marked the start of a new era of stronger legal protections and rights for all. The celebration will take place between May 29th and June 2nd with concerts, performances, exhibitions, and more.

9. Unique new accommodation

Get really close to nature! Vidsyn Midjås offers two modern, enchanting glass cabins on a mountain farm in Dalen, Telemark. Enjoy a comfortable stay with stunning views, comfy beds, and a fire pit that's ideal for cosy conversations under the starry sky. 

10. Powered by nature

Wow! Check out these brand new solar powered tower cabins at Manshausen in Leinesfjord, Northern Norway. The two cabins are named after legendary Norwegian polar explorers, Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen!

11. Čoarvemátta

A new building to host the Sámi National Theater Beaivváš and the Sámi High School and Reindeer Husbandry School is set to open after summer in Kautokeino. The project by Snøhetta is called Čoarvemátta and it comes from the Sámi words for horn and root. The innermost joint of a reindeer horn is the inspiration for the building shape, whilst the exterior resembles a lavvu. The aim is to create an educational facility dedicated to Sámi culture, art, reindeer husbandry and storytelling

12. New attractions along the Norwegian Scenic Routes

Several Norwegian Scenic Route attractions will get some serious upgrades in 2024: 

Torghatten in Helgelandskysten will have a sleek new building in wood and glass with exhibitions, and restrooms. There is also a universally accessible trail. Opens in June.

Gjende in Valdresflye has a new glass and wood service building with a café and restrooms. Opens in June.

Vøringsfossen waterfall in Hardangerfjord will get some new, spectacular viewpoints in the Fossatromma section, right by the canyon. Opens in September.

Hamningberg in Varanger will get several new birdwatching shelters where you can get close to Arctic birdlife.  Opens in September.

Hauklandstranda beach in Lofoten will get a brand new café and service building, and new trails. Opens in December.

13. The Golden Train

Learn more about Norwegian history on The Golden Train round trip from Åndalsnes station. Norway's gold reserve was smuggled out of the country via this route during the Nazi occupation in World War II.

You'll have a front row seat to stunning scenery, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. 

After the journey, you can ride a gondola to the top of Nesaksla mountain, where you can eat a tasty lunch or dinner at Eggen Restaurant. 

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