The annual Hardanger Music Festival
For epic settings which complement dramatic and stirring classical music performances to full effect, the annual Hardanger Music Festival takes some beating.
Norway’s revered classical composer and national icon, Edvard Grieg, drew huge inspiration from the soaring geography and geology of Hardanger and its surrounding sweeps of magnificent fjordland scenery.
The perfect place for music
This topography of fells, fjords, waterfalls and mountains speaks to the listener and concert-goer through Grieg’s music.
And every year, normally around Whitsun, Hardanger celebrates the composer’s legacy with its captivating festival of chamber music and traditional Norwegian folk sounds.
Hardanger Music Festival concerts are staged at a different fjord every year, to add to the magic and drama of the event.
Apart from the unforgettable live music, visitors to Hardanger should also include a visit to its fascinating nature centre on the list of must-sees.