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.
Choose among indoor and outdoor exhibitions, and find out when and where an exhibition of your interest is taking place.
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. One may wonder what the people of ancient cultures would have thought of the modern wave of Norwegian design and architecture.
Soak up the atmosphere at one of Norway’s many Christmas fairs.
In honour of the 150th anniversary of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt , four up-and-coming artists have made new versions of the compositions Edvard Grieg once wrote for the play.
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.