Strilaringen – Norwegian Traditional Folk Dance


The Nordic House invites you to an evening of Norwegian folk dance and music with Strilaringen on the 30th of May at 19:00.

The entrance is free and open for all!

The Norwegian folk dance group Strilaringen comes from the Western part of Norway, some miles North of Bergen, the traditional district of Nordhordland. They have already been touring in Europe and abroad for a long time, and finally their dream to perform in Iceland has come true.

During the performance on the 30th of May, Strilaringen will show some of the Norwegian traditional folk dances, both song dances and dances accompanied by their fiddlers. The 3 fiddlers Strilaringen is bringing to Iceland will play hardingfele, Norway’s national instrument, and talk about it briefly. The audience will also be introduced to the different songs and their meanings.

Strilaringen wears Norway’s national costume, the bunad, for their performances in Norway and abroad. At the Nordic House, they will also give a short description of the national costume.

Towards the end of the evening, there will be a chance to learn some Norwegian folk dances for those willing to do that. Strilaringen promises that the dances are very easy to learn and great fun to dance!

Wednesday evenings at the Nordic House are a treat for culture- and food-lovers! Read more about the current exhibitions, events and the restaurant AALTO Bistro here.

Strilaringen was established in 1976 in Nordhordland with the goal of preserving the Norwegian tradition of folk dance, music and song. Since then, Strilaringen has participated in festivals in Sweden, Germany, Finland, Scotland, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Holland, Latvia, Austria, Lithuania, Belgium, Russia, Portugal, USA, Ireland, and Denmark. Strilaringen has also hosted eight international folk dance festivals in Nordhordland with guests from many countries.