Traditions

  • Ole Bull (1810-1880) from Hordaland (Osteroy), a real adventurer and musician promoting Norwegian folk music.
  • The very scream expressing fear or anxiety.
  • Thor Hushovd (1978-) biker from Grimstad, world champion 2010 and two times winner of green suit in Tour de France.
  • Marit Bjørgen (1980-) has won everything in cross country skiing, still lacking the gold of Tour de Ski.
  • Ole Einar Bjørndalen (1974-) is the world most winning biathlon competitor, still racing. Fusa also have a great tradition of biathlon, hosting Liv Grethe Skjelbreid and RaphaeL Poiree also World Champions and World cup winners
  • Magnus Carlsen (1990-) is the youngest «great master of chess » the world has ever met (at then age of 19), and he is still ranked top in the world!
  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) from Hordaland (Bergen), our most famous composer very much inspired by folk music.
  • The temporary quartet “Kvarts» presents traditional folk music in modern ways http://www.kvarts.no/
  • Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), playwright doing «The doll house»
  • Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) was a Nobel prize winner in literature for her marvellous novels from the Nordic middle age, She converted from Protestantism to Catholicism
  • Theodor Kittelsen (1857-1914) gave us paintings to fulfil our national romantic dreams in the mid 1800’s illustrating the fairy tales gathered and published in the late 1800’s.
  • Kittelsen’s «The nøkken»: Our water troll can put spell on you or draw you into the pond, so: Take care!
  • Fritjof Nansen (1861-1930), both polar traveller and humanist, being the first High commissionaire for refugees, given Nobel peace prize in 1922.
  • Edward Munch (1863-1944), expressionistic painter from Oslo, doing the Madonna and the Scream