Hemsingfestivalen – experience great music in a magical winter Norway.
9th – 11th of February
Experience intimate meetings with great music, local food and culture during the Hemsing Festival.
2 nights at the mountain village hotel Scandic Valdres, 3 concerts with world-class artists, museum visits with exciting exhibitions, a home concert with Ragnhild Hemsing and delicious local food.
Welcome to a unique weekend in one of Norway’s leading cultural community!
- Home concert with Ragnhild Hemsing
- Visit to Valdres Folkemuseum with guided tour and lunch
- Accommodation at Scandic Valdres x 2
- Breakfast at hotel x 2
- Three-course dinner x 1
- 3 concerts with world-class artists
- Dinner after concert on Saturday
- Museum visit and lunch
- Internal transport
Date & Price
9.2.2024 – 11.2.2024
Per person in Double room:
The journey begins with a pleasant trip from Oslo with the Valdresekspressen. (Bus ticket not included) On arrival, you check in at Scandic Valdres, which is located right next to the shuttle station.
Chamber concert in Aurdal Church
5 pm. Departure hotel
6 pm. Chamber concert in Aurdal Church
Linda Buckley: “Thar Farraige”.
Brighde Chaimbeul, Maxwell Quartet and Linda Buckley (live electronics)
Ingeborg Gillebo, Håvard Gimse
Elements of FRIKAR X and FRAMR classic.
7.30 pm. Return Scandic Valdres
3-course dinner at Scandic Valdres
8 pm. 3-course dinner at the hotel
Day 2, Part 1:
This is a day filled with unique experiences and local food and culture. The day starts with a good breakfast at the hotel followed by:
Intimate concert – At home with Hemsing
10:00 am. Departure Scandic Valdres
11:00 am. Intimate concert “Home at Hemsing”
Dvorak: Piano Trio “Dumky”
Ragnhild Hemsing, Benedict Kloeckner, Mario Häring
Folk music feature at Sivert Holmen
Suk: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 1.
Stephen Waarts, Nils Mönkemeyer, Benedict Kloeckner, Tamar Beraia
Lunch of local produce with two exhibitions at Valdres Folkemuseum
12:30 pm departure for Valdre’s folk museum
1:00 pm Lunch with guided tour and exhibitions at the museum
Tour of the exhibitions Princesses in Bunad and Colorful Communities
Lunch based on local ingredients at Munkekroen – the museum’s popular resturant.
Day 2, part 2:
Dream concert with local food buffet
6:30 pm. Departure Frikarsmia in Aurdal
7:00 pm. Dream concert with local food buffet
“Here, you as the audience can help decide what the musicians will play at the concert! Do you want to hear the piece you got married to? A piece that gives you good memories or that means something extra to you? Or do you want to give a piece as a gift to is there anyone you are bringing with you to the concert? You can send us your dream piece wish, to [email protected]
There will be a hall of food and drinks. You will be served baked goods from the local bakery, beverages from the local brewery, and a variety of hot delicacies.
9:15 pm. Return to Scandic hotel Fagernes
It’s time to leave after a weekend we hope you bring many nice memories with you back home.
Alternatively, you can choose a later departure and experience an extra concert in Aurdal church:
Service with folk music.
Let us know when booking and we will help you.
Below you will find more detailed information about the offer. Is there something you are wondering about? Call us (Tel. +47 91 11 11 30), or send us an email – we’ll help you.
If you would like to include bus ticket Oslo-Fagernes / Fagernes-Oslo, its an extra cost of
You can take the Hemsing buses from Oslo, Gardermoen, Bergen, Lillehammer and Gjøvik (then the price vary)
You can also get on the Hemsing buses at other places than the places mentioned above. Please let us know when booking with us.
We arrange internal transport during the festival weekend between concerts, museum and hotel.
Info about the festival
Intimate meetings with great music! It is a pleasure to be able to offer a package tour to a unique experience such as the Hemsing Festival. Here you get close to great musicians in a magical winter Valdres. Read more about the Hemsing Festival here:
Sleep and eat well at Scandic Valdres. This is where you will stay throughout the weekend. It is located in the culture town of Fagernes across the street from Fagernes Bus station, where all departures and arrivals by bus are.
Read more about Scandic Valdres here: https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/norway/fagernes/scandic-valdres
The musical experiences are spiced up with a tour of two great exhibitions at Valdres Folkemuseum. Here you will also enjoy a delicious lunch based on local ingredients in the museum’s own museum café. They are known for good food!
Read more about Valdres Folkemuseum here: https://valdresmusea.no/
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