The Oktoberfest events in Scandinavia are very popular, and not only among local beer lovers! A Scandinavian Octoberfest is a great way to celebrate the annual beer event in the dwindling mild weather in September and October.
Let’s find out where these German-style Octoberfests in Scandinavia take place. You’ll be surprised how popular they are here…
Oktoberfest in Norway:
Despite the name “Oktoberfest”, most Oktoberfest events start in September. The Oktoberfests in Norway are no exception, and there are several Norwegian locations for the annual “beer mania”, e. g. Oslo and Lillestrom.
Oktoberfest in Sweden:
The last two weekends in September are when Oktoberfest-Fans visit Stockholm, Sweden. Officially named the Beer & Whisky Festival (but known as the Stockholm Oktoberfest), this Oktoberfest-event can definitely hold its own amongst the international Oktoberfests! Takes place in the Congress Center in Stockholm.
Oktoberfest in Denmark:
There are two! Each mid-September, the old Carlsberg site at Valby in Copenhagen will be the venue for Europe’s largest beer festival, appropriately named the “European Beer Festival”!
A different kind of Oktoberfest, the Copenhagen Beer Days (Københavnske Øldage) are Denmark’s biggest beer festival. Unfortunately, this annual event is the only one that takes place in spring. But don’t despair, a good alternative is the Christmas brew. The Copenhagen Beer Days are renowned to have more different beers available for tasting than any other beer festival.
Enjoy Oktoberfest in Scandinavia!
The Bridge between Copenhagen and Oslo