Festival Forecast: Norway

Midsummer Night
Throughout Norway : June 23
Bonfires and parties are found all over the country on the longest night of the year.

Holmenkollen Ski Festival
Oslo : mid-February or mid-March
Depending on whether you want to ski with your kids or just watch the professionals, check out the slopes for the ski festival as well as the FIS World Cup.

Inferno Metal Festival
Oslo : April
This is the center of all that is death metal. Pull on your leather pants and get ready for nothing short of mayhem. Visit the site and get ready for a hardcore good time.

Norway Cup
Oslo : First week of August
This is the football, a.k.a. soccer, event for 1,000 youth teams from all over the world. Book a bed early, folks. The official site has all the necessary info.

Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
Oslo : December 10
Not that you will necessarily be there, but accommodations fill up during this world-famous event. And, hey, you never know where you'll find next year's winner. Will he or she be in the bunk below yours? Visit the site and start dreaming.