Peer Gynt Highlights
By: Peer Gynt
Norway is in many ways a country of extremes, so it’s perhaps not a coincidence that some of the genres that have thrived here for decades are black metal and jazz (or even black jazz …). Black metal can be experienced in Norway during the Inferno festival, held every easter in Oslo. Jazz festivals can be found in places such as Molde, Kongsberg, Haugesund, Oslo, Beitostølen and Lillehammer. And speaking of extremes, the International extreme sports competition in Voss usually has a few memorable concerts every year. Jotunheimen National park has no exception, great Festivals like Vinjerock, Trollrock, The Nordic Mountain Film Festival and Jotunheimen Fjellfestival.
Norwegians are a music-loving people, and all over the country artists, promoters, venues and enthusiasts come together to provide a rich offering of concerts – from massive stadium rock shows down to tiny and intimate performances.
By: Peer Gynt
In the Gudbrandsdalen valley, one hour north of Lillehammer, Henrik Ibsen’s drama “Peer Gynt” is celebrated in one of Norway’s leading cultural festivals. Norwegian drama, music and nature comes together in the middle of Peer Gynt’s kingdom. The festival is a celebration of Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt” and the historical person Per Gynt, who lived in the Gudbrandsdalen valley in the 17th century. The tales about Per have been told through generations, and these, together with the nature and culture in the valley, is what inspired Henrik Ibsen to write the dramatic poem. The festival will give its guests a good insight into the Norwegian spirit; through nature, culture and traditions. Picture: peergynt.noRead more
The Norwegian Rakfisk Festival aims to focus on Norwegian food traditions, especially «rakfisk», which is semi-fermented trout. The festival draws more than 25.000 people to Fagernes every year and is, by far, the largest festival in the region and one of the largest food festivals in Norway. Local rakfisk producers as well as producers of many other local products and handicrafts turn the streets into one big marketplace with more than 100 small outlets where you can sample and buy their products. In the evening there are concerts and dancing until the late hours. Source: Valdres.com Picture: Cathrine DokkenRead more
Under Jotunheimen Mountaineering Camp you get the opportunity to go different summit with your tour mates, including experienced mountain guides. Our professional mountain guides will adapted the tours to the right levels . We set up the tours with enough guides so that you have the freedom to exploit the day the best possible way you wish. It therefore ensures that you will have as much pleasure with the trips it does not matter if you are an experienced mountaineers or simply are completely new and unfamiliar with hike and the Randonnée concept. Picture: jotunheimenskifestivalRead more