Music in Bodø

Nordland Music Festival

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…
Sports in Langøya

Arctic Sea Kayak Race

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…
Music in Træna


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.
Performing Arts in Harstad

Arctic Arts Festival

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.
Food & Drink in Henningsvær


This marvellously named festival celebrates Henningsvær's fishy heritage, with three days of cooking, fishing and sea shanties. Visiting musicians liven things up considerably.
Music in Narvik


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.
Art in Melbu

Sommer-Melbu Festival

The Sommer-Melbu festival is one of northern Norway's liveliest cultural festivals with seminars, lectures, music of all genres, theatre and art exhibitions.
Music in Bodø

Parken Festival

An action-packed, twin-staged fiesta of rock, R&B and pop over a weekend in late August. Franz Ferdinand headlined in 2017.
Music in Sortland

Sortland Jazz

Sortland Jazz takes place over a couple of weeks and is a worthy member of Norway's fine jazz-festival circuit.
Cultural in Svolvær

World Cod Fishing Championship

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.