Oslo is one of the large, Scandinavian culture hubs, with countless festivals, concerts and museums. But even the most remote village should have a football team and a cultural centre for you to get a taste of the local identity. See what’s happening where you are going.
Great art can become even better when experienced together. Festivals of food, music and films are vital to the Norwegian culture scene.
Marching bands, parades, traditional costumes and ice cream. A lot of ice cream. The celebration of the national day is a party like no other in Norway.
The construction of the impressive Norwegian Opera and Ballet in Oslo is the high-point in a series of significant investment made in theatres and culture in the last few decades.
Football may be the largest sport in Norway, but when it comes to the Norwegian national identity, nothing can match our enthusiasm for winter sports.
Norwegian music has a strong reputation, not least in the genres of metal, indie and electronic music. Some of the world’s best-selling artists regularly tour the country as well.
The earliest traces of humans in Norway date back to the last ice age. You may wonder what these people of ancient cultures would have thought of the ultra-modern new wave of Norwegian design and architecture.
Food festivals are a great way to experience a multitude of food types in one day. Open your mind – and your mouth – and let your stomach guide you through the country.
With hundreds of music festivals to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin. But there's no need to worry: Øystein Greni, lead singer in the rock band Bigbang and one of Norway’s leading guitarists, shares his five favourite festivals.
The TV series SKAM (Shame) has led to international focus on young Norwegians. We have met 10 real youngsters from generation Skam, representing both urban and rural parts of the country.