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Norway Travel Guide
"Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a country and constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe that occupies the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is bordered by Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The distance between the northern and southern parts of Norway is considerable compared to east-west distances. The country's extensive coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean is home to its famous fjords.

The Kingdom of Norway also includes the Arctic island territories of Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard is based upon the Svalbard Treaty, but that treaty does not apply to Jan Mayen. Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land in Antarctica are external dependencies, but those three entities do not form part of the kingdom."
Festivals Place to Visit Fast Facts
The Bergen Art Festival in Bergen
"The Bergen Art Festival (short ""BergArt"") is a large annual fall event in the Norwegian town of Bergen.
Each year in mid-October, BergArt offers visitors lots of contemporary art and entertainment and the program includes live music of several genres, film showings, and different dance and theater performances.
The Bergen Art Festival in Norway consists of several parts: the music festival with great concerts, a literature festival for authors and publishers, and FLAZZ, a jazz-themed festival with star performers. Then, there is also BIFF (short for Bergen International Film Festival) in which visitors can watch films from all over the world."

"The Saint Olav Drama" and "The Saint Olav Festival" at Stiklestad.
"The Saint Olav Drama is the largest open air play in the Nordic countries.
The year of 2004 marks the play`s 50 th anniversary. The drama unfolds in the last 24 hours before the battle itself (1030), and reveals the transition between paganism and Christianity. Each summer at the end of July about 20 000 spectators visit the magnificent amphitheatre. The Saint Olav Drama is theatre, drama, music, dance and storytelling at the same time.

"The Saint Olav Festival" is a ten days long festival based on the St. Olav Play ""Spelet om Heilag Olav"". The four performances every year form the basis, spiced with a medival marked, art exhibition, concerts, theatre and much more.

The medival marked during the St. Olav Festvial is an experience for all generations. It includes theatre, musical games, archery and activities for children. You can see dyeing of textiles with plant colours, the ""nlebinding"" stiching technique from Viking times, sewing of shoes and skin rugs, forging metal and woodcarving. In 2003, a total of 50 000 people visited The Saint Olav Festival at Stiklestad."

Amandus Film Festival
"Amandus is a national film festival and competition for young filmmakers under 20 years of age. The festival runs every year in the city of Lillehammer the week before easter.
The festival includes short films made by young filmmakers in competition and screenplays in competition. The festival also includes programmes with professional film, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and the award show Amandusprisen"