The idea behind Nordvegen was to travel to four rural places in western Norway to create not just a concert, but an experience. “We did more than just perform; there were debates and talks, family activities, trips to historical places, and lectures,” explains Selvik, who is best known as the founder of music group Wardruna and for his participation in the hit TV series Vikings. “We wanted to create an experience that starts with the place, both its history and traditions, looking as far back as to when people first settled there. In some of these places, this part of the history wasn’t uncovered at all, so our hope was that even locals would leave the event with a new view of their hometown,” he adds.

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