Welcome to Jørn Hilme-stemnet!

Welcome to Norway's oldest traditional music festival – Jørn Hilme-stemnet. Each summer in July, you can participate in the unique and interesting part of Norwegian music and dance tradition.

Among old wooden houses and beautiful nature scenery, you will feel the heat of the music, dance, costumes and myths that are still alive.

We invite you in to experience an exciting and unique world, that will take you back to times long past - through concerts, stories, competitions for folk musicians, singers and dancers, as well as courses and shows.

Please contact us by mail post@hilme.no or phone 0047 61 36 46 71.

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When does all the fun begin?

Jørn Hilme-stemnet 2020 starts at July 5th, and lasts until July 12th.

Where is the festival?

Fagernes lies approximately 3 hours north west of Oslo, and is an important destination for tourism in Norway, due to good communications and the nature in the surrounding Valdres valley, and mountain areas such as Jotunheimen. To go by bus search for tickets here. 

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets for the different courses and concerts, as well as tickets for the entire festival, can be bought in www.ticketco.no, by pressing the various concerts in the program at www.hilme.no or in the Ticket-office in Valdres Folkemuseum during the festival. The tickets will be released in advance of the festival.

I'm interested in doing a story on the festival, how do I proceed?

Journalists are very welcome to the festival. If you are considering to visit Jørn Hilme-stemnet, e-mail us at: post@hilme.no, and you'll get more information.

Where can I sleep?

For further details, visit www.valdres.com. We also recommend this accommodations:

The festival hotel Scandic Valdres | 61 35 80 00 

Fagernes camping | 61 36 05 10

Festival camp | 1 000 NOK/camping wagon and 600 NOK/tent for the whole week. Order here: https://hilme.ticketco.events/no/nb/e/festivalcamp_2020

Who was Jørn Hilme?

The fiddler Jørn Hilme (1778–1854) was born in Ulnes in Valdres, as the son of  Nils Jørnsson Ringsåkeiga and Ingebjørg Olsdotter Ulnes. Hilme is concidered to be one of the most influential folk musicians in the Norwegian fiddler tradition.