Ten days of classical music, jazz and opera in the first half of August. Ask at the tourist office for its 'Musical Views' app, a cool tool whereby you can listen to specially chosen music at some of the city's best…
The annual Arctic Sea Kayak Race, held over six days in July, is one of the ultimate challenges in competitive sea kayaking. Normal beings can opt for less-intensive kayak touring or an introductory course in sea ka…
Every year Træna hosts what must be one of Europe's more remote music festivals. That notwithstanding, Norwegian and international acts turn up and the festival is a wonderful way to spend four days.
Harstad's Arctic Arts Festival, formerly the Festival of North Norway and approaching its 50th incarnation, is a full week of music, theatre and dance in the second half of June.
This marvellously named festival celebrates Henningsvær's fishy heritage, with three days of cooking, fishing and sea shanties. Visiting musicians liven things up considerably.
Each year during March, Narvik holds its Vinterfestuka, an action-packed winter week of events, partly in commemoration of the navvies who built the railway.
The Sommer-Melbu festival is one of northern Norway's liveliest cultural festivals with seminars, lectures, music of all genres, theatre and art exhibitions.
An action-packed, twin-staged fiesta of rock, R&B and pop over a weekend in late August. Franz Ferdinand headlined in 2017.
Sortland Jazz takes place over a couple of weeks and is a worthy member of Norway's fine jazz-festival circuit.
The town's annual World Cod Fishing Championship, a celebration of all things piscatorial, takes place over the last weekend of March with hundreds of participants.