Peer Gynt at Gålå

Enjoy your visit to the Peer Gynt Festival with Venabu


1st August – 10th August 2024

How to book
  • Choose your package: one or two nights
  • This selection will take you into or online system
  • In the booking system select your dates
  • Choose your room type
  • Choose to include your ticket in the package or select the option where you already have your ticket

Our booking system will guide you throught the process and we are here to help.

Travel to Venabu

Venabu is easily accessible from Oslo and Trondheim. Visit our travel page for more information on travel options.

a unique cultural experience

The Peer Gynt Festival at Gålå is one of Norway’s premier outdoor cultural events. The performance is staged in an outdoor auditorium with Gålåvatnet, Gålå’s lake, as the backdrop. This theatre was specially built for staging Peer Gynt and it incorporates the drama of the natural surroundings and summer light. Much creativity goes into creating an original set and staging for each cycle of shows to give a truly unique theatrical experience. For international visitors the performance has interpretation in a number of languages so that you can follow all the action.

For 2024 there will be a new production. Erik Ulfsby returns to direct along with the creatice team responsible for the acclaimed 2014- 2016 production. Mads Ousdal also returns to the role of Peer Gynt.

Why choose Venabu’s Peer Gynt experience?


More than a hotel stay, Venabu’s Peer Gynt packages add something special

Immerse yourself in the world of Peer Gynt when you visit the festival with Venabu Fjellhotell. Our Peer Gynt offers give you a choice of two complete wrap-around packages. We take care of the details so that you can relax and enjoy the performance. Our Ibsen expert accompanies you and shares his knowledge and passion for Ibsen and Peer Gynt. Enjoy the excitement of the festival and gain unique insights into the world of Peer Gynt.

Package highlights
  • Simplicity and ease of travel: Venabu’s bus takes care of travel to and from the event. Avoid parking queues and have priority access.
  • Pre-theatre dinner and a post performance supper. All meals are included plus food for the show and a hot drink for a thermos flask. Find out more about dining at Venabu.
  • Enrich your experience with insights into the historical and literary Peer Gynt. Our guide accompanies you and shares his expertise.
  • Your choice of one or two nights’ accommodation.
  • Get yout performance tickets through Venabu and take advantage of guaranteed good seating, or join our package with your own tickets.

    Choose either a one or two night Peer Gynt package:

    Peer Gynt 2015 foto: Bård Gundersen 600

    2 night Peer Gynt package

    Arrive at Venabu on the day before the performance and enjoy a delicious three course dinner. Spend time in the mountains before a pre-theatre dinner and departing for the show.

    Example price: 4795 NOK per person including ticket

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    Mads Ousdal as Peer Gynt 2024 600

    1 night Peer Gynt package

    Arrive at Venabu in time for the pre-theatre dinner before departing for the performance. Departure after breakfast the following morning.

    Example price: 3270 NOK per person including ticket

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    Do you have questions about our Peer Gynt package?

    Would you like to extend your stay?

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    Enrich your experience with our Peer Gynt expert

    Sverre Mørkhagen

    Cand. philol. from the University of Oslo

    Sverre Mørkhagen - Venabus Peer Gynt-ekspert | Venabu Fjellhotell og Hytter

    Venabu’s Peer Gynt expert and your guide to the performance, Sverre Mørkhagen, is an authority on Ibsen. He has published several books on both Ibsen and Peer Gynt and will share his insights with you during your stay. Beside being an author, Sverre is also a publisher and journalist, so you can be sure of a rich and interesting cultural experience.

    “Peer Gynt is world-class literature…. We …  look forward to it every summer at Gålå!” ~ Sverre 

    Why not make the Peer Gynt experience part of an active holiday at Venabu?

    Discover Norway on Foot

    This week-long walking holiday combines hiking in the beautiful mountain area above Gudbrandsdalen with local cultural visits, including the Maihaugan living museum in Lillehammer. This a perfect way to extend your stay and discover the landscape of Peer Gynt.

    We have designed a Peer Gynt package that can be added to the week-long holiday.

    Yoga inngår i Aktiv på Venabygdsfjellet

    Horseriding holidays at Venabu

    Combine horseriding in the mountains with Peer Gynt at Gålå. Our stables, Venabustallen, arranges riding holidays and weekends, for experienced riders and beginners, that can be combined with the Peer Gynt experience package.

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