Cellolyd is Norway’s first cello festival: a small musical event that has attracted the likes of Sondre Lerche and Marit Larsen. Every August you can hear the warm, dark tones of what cellist and festival director Lisa Isabel Holstad calls the world’s most beautiful instrument. The cello goes hand in hand with Lofoten’s beautiful nature; a notion most aptly summarised by festival-goer Christina Oden: “Lofoten is music itself, wonderfully transported through the cello’s resonance. It slams and sighs, it darts and swoons, it bawls and whispers. Lofoten itself puts the strings in motion.”