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 30 – Jul 31 all-day
12:00 am
Månefestivalen – The Moon Festival – is one of the biggest and most varied music festivals in eastern Norway, held...
Fredrikstad
Aug 9 – Aug 13 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 10 @ 9:45 pm – Aug 13 @ 11:45 pm
9:45 pm
Now in its fourth year, Oslo Pix is a diverse festival in the Norwegian capital, showcasing European, North American and...
Oslo
Aug 12 – Aug 22 all-day
12:00 am
You better travel on an empty stomach if you’re heading to Bergen at the end of January, where a crisp...
Bergen
Aug 12 – Aug 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
Aug 13 – Sep 4 all-day
12:00 am
PROMOTED Colourful, fun and completely free for anyone who wants to come along, Melafestivalen is celebration of cultural diversity in...
Göteborgsgirot , Oslo
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day
12:00 am
Think festivals in general and endless piles of disposable plastic plates and cups come to mind – but not at...
Oslo
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day
12:00 am
Can’t sit still when good rhythms hit the dance floor? Or would you rather leave the actual dancing to the...
Oslo
Aug 26 – Aug 29 all-day
12:00 am
Mountain biking might not be the first thing to come to mind when planning your trip to Norway but the...
Ål kommune
12:30 pm
Feeling fit and up for some active exploring of beautiful Bergen? Then dig out those old running shoes and book...
Bergen
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day
12:00 am
What better place to go time travelling than at an actual medieval fortress in the heart of Oslo? Over three...
Oslo
12:00 am
It seems like the whole city of Oslo plays a role during the Ultima Contemporary Music Festival. It certainly puts...
Oslo
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
12:00 am
If you’re a fan of Scandinavian knits, either to wear or to make yourself, then be sure to stop by...
Fredrikstad
12:00 am
Now in its 17th year, Oslo Culture Night packs a kaleidoscopic range of cultural events into one long evening. A...
Oslo
Sep 18 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 30 – Oct 2 all-day
12:00 am
Young artists on the brink of breaking through are the main focus of Oslo’s by:Larm festival. More than 40 artists...
Oslo
12:00 am
Contrary to what you may expect, Norway’s largest film festival isn’t held in Oslo, but in the colourful city of...
Bergen
Nov 13 2021 – Jan 2 2022 all-day
12:00 am
‘Jul i Vinterland’ is proof that the Norwegian capital is serious about being a fun and festive Christmas destination. Last...
Oslo
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
11:00 am
In need of a Christmas spirit boost? Then head straight to Trondheim, where the annual Christmas fair will take place...
Trondheim
12:00 am
If you find it hard to get out for your weekly run in the dark winter, you might just need...
Tromsø
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day
12:00 am
The Ice Music Festival Norway is without doubt the coollest music festival in Scandinavia – or anywhere else in the world,...
Bergsjøstølen in Ål in Hallingdal
Feb 15 – Feb 19 all-day
12:00 am
Since 1854, the UNESCO-listed copper-mining town of Røros in central Norway has attracted merchants from near and far to its...
Røros
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
12:00 am
Borealis is not your average music festival, but rather an event where the boundaries are pushed with experimental music by...
Bergen
Mar 18 – Mar 27 all-day
12:00 am
It was around 1900 that the world’s first Arctic rail line saw the light of day. It was the (still...
Narvik
12:00 am
Celebrating its 21st year in 2022, the Oslo International Church Music festival brings the best in international church and classical...
Oslo
12:00 am
If you have tried snowshoeing before, you’ll know that it’s really hard work. Therefore, you better start training, if you’re...
Tromsø, NO
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm
6:00 pm
A unique collaboration between 12 of Stavanger’s best restaurants, the Stavanger Vinfest will invite locals and visitors to enjoy four...
Stavanger
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day
12:00 am
Metal fans gather in Oslo every Easter for the Inferno Metal Festival, one of the best and most extreme metal...
Rockefeller, John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Jun 29 – Jul 2 all-day
12:00 am
Scandinavia’s largest food festival is celebrating its 23rd year. Gladmat, which means “happy food” in Norwegian, is an epic festival...
Stavanger
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
12:00 am
Once the weather gets (a bit) warmer and the nights a bit brighter, Norwegians flock to outdoor events, making the...
Larvik

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