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List of famous guitar players from Norway, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Norway has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Norwegian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Norway and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Norway then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Marion Raven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Marion Raven age 33 - Marion Elise Ravn, known as Marion Raven, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She was one-half of the now-defunct pop duo M2M, along with Marit Larsen. Raven was later signed as a solo artist by ...more

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Lillebjørn Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Lillebjørn Nilsen age 67 - Bjørn "Lillebjørn" Falk Nilsen is a prominent Norwegian singer-songwriter and folk musician. He is also considered somewhat the leading "voice of Oslo" thanks ...more

Rune Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Rune Eriksen age 42 - Rune Eriksen is a Norwegian Spellemann-award winning musician and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Blasphemer, which he took ...more

Åse Kleveland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Åse Kleveland age 68 - Åse Maria Kleveland is a Norwegian singer and politician. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture in Norway from 1990 to 1996, ...more

Christoffer Andersen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Christoffer Andersen age 37 - Christoffer "Kid" Andersen is a Norwegian blues guitarist. Andersen moved to the United States as a 21 year old in 2001, and became a figure on the West Coast blues scene. He played in ...more

Ted Skjellum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Ted Skjellum age 45 - Ted Skjellum, also known by the stage names Nocturno Culto, Nocturno or Kveldulv, is a Norwegian musician best known as the vocalist, lead guitarist, and partial bassist of the influential black ...more

Destructhor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Destructhor age 39 - Thor Anders Myhren, better known as Destructhor, is a Norwegian musician and composer, who is guitarist for metal bands Myrkskog, Zyklon, and Morbid Angel. Along with being a guitarist, he is ...more

John Norum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
John Norum age 53 - John Terry Norum is a rock music guitarist and founder of the Swedish rock band Europe. Concurrent to his role with Europe, he also maintains a side solo project.

Jørn Christensen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Jørn Christensen age 58 - Jørn Christensen is a Norwegian artist, actor, and record producer. He is known as a prominent and original guitarist of many leading Norwegian bands. Some of the more important projects ...more

Roger Tiegs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Roger Tiegs age 45 - Roger Tiegs, better known by his stage name, Infernus, is a Norwegian black metal musician and Satanist. He is the sole founding member and chief ideologist of the Norwegian black metal band ...more

Amund Svensson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Amund Svensson age 39 - Amund Svensson is a Norwegian musician and composer. He is the co-founder and the main composer of the band The Kovenant, for which he plays guitars and keyboards as well as write ...more

Tore Østby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Tore Østby age 45 - Tore Østby was a founder, guitarist, producer and songwriter for Norwegian progressive metal band Conception from 1989 to 1998. After the band stopped playing on a permanent basis he, ...more

Carl-Michael Eide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Carl-Michael Eide age 43 - Carl-Michael Eide is a Norwegian black metal musician, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is also known under stage names Aggressor, Czral and Exhurtum. He has played in various black metal ...more

Asgeir Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Asgeir Mickelson age 48 - Asgeir Mickelson is a Norwegian musician, artist, photographer and music reviewer. Although primarily a drummer, Mickelson has stated that he considers himself a musician above a drummer, and is ...more

Terje Winterstø Røthing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Terje Winterstø Røthing age 40 - Terje Winterstø Røthing is a Norwegian musician, playing guitar in two rock bands. Røthing joined a band named Kaizers Orchestra soon after the band started in 2000. He had ...more

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Ole Moe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Ole Moe age 43 - Apollyon is a black metal/thrash metal multi-instrumentalist, formerly associated with Dødheimsgard and Cadaver, now playing in Aura Noir and also Immortal after its reforming in 2006. He ...more

Øystein Brun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Øystein Brun age 42 - Øystein Garnes Brun is the guitarist and founder of the Norwegian black metal supergroup Borknagar. He has been the only permanent member of the group and has written almost all of their ...more

Øystein Greni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Øystein Greni age 43 - Øystein Greni is the singer and lead guitar player of the Norwegian rock and roll band BigBang.

Carl August Tidemann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Carl August Tidemann Carl August Tidemann is a highly technical Norwegian Neo-classical metal guitarist and composer, best known for his work in progressive bands like Arcturus and Winds.

Euronymous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Euronymous Died at 25 (1968-1993) - Øystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. He was also founder and owner of the extreme ...more

Ihsahn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Ihsahn age 42 - Ihsahn is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Emperor. He has appeared in Thou Shalt Suffer, played in ...more

I.C.S. Vortex is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
I.C.S. Vortex age 43 - Simen Hestnæs, also known as I.C.S. Vortex, or just simply Vortex, is a Norwegian musician, best known as the current vocalist of the similar named band ICS Vortex, the avant-garde metal ...more

Sanrabb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Sanrabb Sanrabb is a Norwegian black metal musician and one of the founding members of black/death metal band Gehenna.

Erlend Ottem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Erlend Ottem age 49

Ronni Le Tekro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Ronni Le Tekro age 54 - Ronni Le Tekrø is a Norwegian guitarist best known for playing with the Norwegian hard rock band TNT and as a solo guitarist cooperating with guitarists Terje Rypdal and Mads Eriksen as ...more

Shagrath is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Shagrath age 41 - Shagrath is a Norwegian musician best known as the vocalist of Dimmu Borgir.

Terje Rypdal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Terje Rypdal age 70 - Terje Rypdal is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. Most of his music has been released on albums of the German record label ECM. Rypdal has collaborated both as a guitarist and as a composer ...more

Sondre Lerche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Sondre Lerche age 35 - Sondre Lerche is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has released seven studio albums total.

Janove Ottesen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Janove Ottesen age 42 - Janove Ottesen is a Norwegian musician, born at Bryne, Rogaland, Norway. He specializes in vocals, guitar and barrels, and is a leading member of the Norwegian band Kaizers Orchestra.

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Olve Eikemo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Olve Eikemo age 44 - Olve Eikemo, better known by his stage name Abbath Doom Occulta, is a Norwegian musician best known as a founding member of the black metal band Immortal. Before founding Immortal, Abbath ...more

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy age 56 - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is a Norwegian musician and songwriter. He is best known for his work as the main songwriter and guitarist in the Norwegian pop band A-ha. He has written or co-written most ...more

Magne Furuholmen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Magne Furuholmen age 55 - Magne Furuholmen is a world renowned Norwegian musician and visual artist. Furuholmen, better known to music fans by his stage name Mags, is the keyboardist of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, and ...more

Geir Zahl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Geir Zahl age 42 - Geir Zahl is a Norwegian musician. He is known for playing guitar in the Norwegian rock group Kaizers Orchestra. The band was founded by Geir Zahl and Janove Ottesen who had both played together ...more

Sigurd Wongraven is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Sigurd Wongraven age 42 - Satyr is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. He was a founding member of Satyricon and have so far released eight ...more

Silenoz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Silenoz age 40 - Silenoz, is a Norwegian guitarist who is a founding member, along with Shagrath and Tjodalv, of the Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir which he is the primary songwriter. He is ...more

Ivar Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Ivar Bjørnson age 40 - Ivar Bjørnson is a Norwegian composer/guitarist for the progressive black/viking metal band Enslaved. He is, along with Grutle Kjellson, one of only two founding members left in the ...more

Cornelius Jakhelln is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Cornelius Jakhelln age 40 - Cornelius Jakhelln, also known as Cornelius von Jackhelln, is a Norwegian vocalist, guitarist, musician, writer and poet.

Marit Larsen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Marit Larsen age 34 - Marit Elisabeth Larsen is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She began playing violins at age of 5, and played it until the age of 8. She gained international fame during her teenage years as a ...more

Halvdan Sivertsen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Halvdan Sivertsen age 67 - Halvdan Sivertsen is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Tromsø, but raised and lives in Bodø. He has won Spellemannprisen awards five times, twice with his ...more

Jan Eggum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Jan Eggum age 66 - Jan Eggum is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who has been active since 1975. He is often characterised as a "face for the melancholy", and the themes in his songs are often broken ...more

Morten Veland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Morten Veland age 40 - Morten Veland is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, and producer. He is one of the founding members of the Norwegian gothic metal band Tristania, and the founding member of ...more

Thomas Dybdahl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Thomas Dybdahl age 38 - Thomas Dybdahl is a Norwegian Singer/Songwriter.

Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen age 43 - Samoth is a musician and multi-instrumentalist in the Norwegian black metal scene. He was well known for his distinct guitar work and drumming in the band Emperor, as well as his formation of ...more

Tormentor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Norway
Tormentor age 45 - Tormentor is a black metal musician who is best known for his work as guitarist with the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth.