Events in Norway

Whatever time of year you’re visiting you’re bound to find a fun event, festival or concert taking place somewhere in Norway.

In winter, there’s everything from Christmas fairs around the country to Tromsø’s 10-day Northern Lights Festival. Sports fans will enjoy the epic Holmenkollmarsjen Ski Race or may want to try their hand at the Dølemo axe-throwing championships.

Summer sees music festivals of all kinds taking place around the country from the Midgardsblot Metal Festival, which combines Viking mythology with heavy metal music, to the more mellow Oslo Jazz Festival.

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Jul 24 – Jul 27 all-day
12:00 am
Scandinavia’s largest food festival is celebrating its 21st year. Gladmat, which means “happy food” in Norwegian, is an epic festival...
Stavanger
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day
12:00 am
Månefestivalen – The Moon Festival – is one of the biggest and most varied music festivals in eastern Norway, held...
Fredrikstad
Jul 27 – Aug 3 all-day
12:00 am
Norway Cup is an international football tournament for kids and young adults on a grand scale, with added fun for...
Oslo
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
12:00 am
Notodden is the largest blues festival in Scandinavia, and it’s regarded in many blues-y circles as being one of Europe’s...
Notodden
Aug 6 – Aug 10 all-day
12:00 am
Bohemian, beautiful and vibrant, Øya Festival is not to be missed if you find yourself in Oslo this summer. Full...
Oslo
Aug 11 – Aug 17 all-day
12:00 am
Held in mid August, Oslo Jazz Festival is a relative veteran of Oslo’s summer music programme, with around 80 concerts...
Oslo
Aug 14 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
Part music festival, part historical re-enactment, Midgardsblot is an incredible experience for anyone interested in Viking mythology and modern metal...
Borre
Aug 15 – Aug 18 all-day
12:00 am
Putting the focus on pop, rock and electronic music, Pstereo is a firm favourite among fun-loving students in the university...
Trondheim
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
PROMOTED Colourful, fun and completely free for anyone who wants to come along, Melafestivalen is celebration of cultural diversity in...
Oslo
12:00 am
Nestled in the rolling hills of Telemark County around 300km southwest of Oslo, Dølemo is a sleepy village that comes...
Dølemo
12:00 am
Think festivals in general and endless piles of disposable plastic plates and cups come to mind – but not at...
Oslo
Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day
12:00 am
Held out on the eastern edge of Oslo at Grorud Park, the Granittrock Festival is a large, colourful rock festival...
Oslo
Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day
12:00 am
Calling all food lovers: Norway’s largest food festival is back for another year! The Matstreif food festival, held annually on...
Oslo
12:00 am
If you’re looking for a taste of traditional Norwegian food in a spectacular setting, then head to the picturesque town...
Hjelmelandsvågen
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day
12:00 am
Tønsberg has a vivid Viking past. As the oldest city and formal capital of Norway, it was a flourishing trade...
Tønsberg
12:00 am
It seems like the whole city of Oslo plays a role during the Ultima Contemporary Music Festival. It certainly puts...
Oslo
12:00 am
Now in its 15th year, Oslo Culture Night packs a kaleidoscopic range of cultural events into one long evening. A...
Oslo
12:00 am
If you’re looking for a hot date, look no further than September 14th. That’s when the first Olso Pepper Expo...
Oslo
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day
12:00 am
The Smak Food Festival highlights the very best of local food production, along with some of the unique cuisine available...
Tromsø
Sep 21 all-day
12:00 am
While the Norwegian capital is lovely for a gentle stroll, it’s also an excellent place to lace up your running...
Oslo
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
Once a year, Oslo marks the autumn equinox with a torchlit walk along the Aker River. The annual event is...
Oslo

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