Planning your visit to Norway around one of its famed festivals is a great idea for so many reasons. Most of them are set up in stunning locations, they celebrate all facets of culture and are a thrilling, memorable way to experience the country.
If you wish to know more about Norway’s biggest events and festivals, ask SOTC before you finalise your Norway trip .
Here’s our pick of the Norway festivals that attract most visitors and ones that are likely to entice you.
If you go to Trømso on your visit to Norway, consider planning the trip around the Northern Lights Festival, a beautiful celebration of music across genres.
The most famous of the Norway festivals happens in Oslo every year and is as good as any other renowned music fest. Crowds gather at the Tøyen Park to listen to acclaimed global artists and revel in great food, entertainment and vibes.
Foodies, make your way to Trondheim in the summer for this is when the locals celebrate their traditional cuisine. From butter and jam to ham and seafood, get ready to sample homemade-style delicacies made only using the finest available produce.
One of the unusual and wonderful Norway events, Ice Music Festival is likely your only chance to witness musicians take an ice stage and perform with ice instruments! How amazing is that?
Since 1998, Polar Jazz has been the world’s northernmost music festival, offering up the once-in-a-lifetime experience of listening to amazing tunes amidst simple spectacular surrounds.
Find the beat at Oslo’s annual cultural affair, an event that brings together actors, filmmakers and performers for a show based on Indian culture and arts. It’s held in the winters so be appropriately prepared.