Experience Norway’s Arts Culture, Virtually
In these unprecedented times we will do our best to help you explore the wonders of Norwegian art and culture from the comfort of your own home! Here we have Fjord Tours’ top list for things to watch right now.
For a true Norwegian cultural experience this film made by Daniel Grindeland, Norway by Dance, will soon have you up on your feet. Using stunning Norwegian nature with the back-drop of mountains, fjords and waterfalls setting a beautiful art scene to showcase Norwegian folk-dance. You will recognize the iconic mountains and landscape from Fjord Tours including Pulpit Rock, Geirangerfjord, Trolltunga, and Lofoten. Read more about the iconic mountains on Fjord Tours here.
Bergen International Festival
The opening concert will be held on May 20. 20:30 Norwegian time. See traditional Norwegian music culture at its best, with fiddle plays, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edvard Grieg's choir, and the Naval Defense Music Corps. Both Her Majesty Queen Sonja, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon are to give speeches along with Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Mayor Marte Mjøs Persen. Now there is a Norwegian party night not to be missed! May 20 at 8:30 pm. Link to the event here. And link to the full program here.
The Oslo Opera House
Designed by Internationally renowned Snøhetta Design, the building is a picture in itself but also offers impressive views of the surrounding finance district and Oslo Fjord hosting some of the biggest opera, ballet and theatre performances in Norway. In these corona times they have put out some of their most famous plays online. Check them all out below:
Aurora Live in Concert
Here is an absolutely breathtaking performance by Norwegian star Aurora Aksnes. This one-hour long concert with the beautiful voice of Aurora is from a concert in Nidarosdomen. Nidarosdomen is Norway's most central church because it is home to the grave of St. Olav. It is today a Lutheran cathedral and parish church and is considered the national sanctuary of Norway.
Music has become a great tool to lift spirits during this pandemic with people singing from balconies in various countries, and even starting impromptu jam sessions! We have compiled a playlist of music from Norway with influences from pop, indie and rock that we feel can motivate and uplift even the darkest of days during lockdown. Check it out here.