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Hardanger Music Festival

Hardanger Music Festival is an annual Norwegian event of classical, and modern music, mainly chamber music, and including some folk music.  It is based at Ullensvang, with its wonderful hotel, at Loftus on Sørfjord, in the Hardanger region of west Norway. Edvard Grieg used to stay and work here - inspired by the amazing views.
With concerts held all around the area to fully appreciate the wonderful natural environment, including Vøringfoss waterfall, Kinsarvik, Eidfjord and Odda.

looking down Sorfjord from Ullensvang
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Hotel Ullensvang and Hardangerhallen in Loftus Hardanger is famous in Norway and across the world for the amazing views around the fjords, for the fruit orchards, and for the music - especially with fiddle, or violin, with instruments being made here.
The Hardanger Musikkfest is held in late May or early June each year, when the blossom is falling, and the temperatures are rising.

When:Wednesday 1 - sunday 5 June 2011
Where: Ullensvang, Loftus, and around Sørfjord and Eidfjord in the Hardangerfjord region of Norway.
Website: (norsk)

Distance from Stavanger: 200 km
Distance from Bergen: 130 km

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part of Odda - at the south end of Sorfjord
the church in Kinsarvik The venues are varied - from the Hardangerhallen and garden of Ullensvang Hotel, to the church in Kinsarvik, and the (hydro electric) turbine hall at Tyssedal. Waterfalls, boat trips, and journeys through beautiful countryside between concerts.
See also:
Hotels in the Hardanger area
Trips out in the Hardanger area
Weekends and short breaks in Hardanger
the view west from Kinsarvik
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