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Famous Guitar Players from Norway

Updated June 8, 2017 5.5k views44 items

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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of guitarists in it, like Magne Furuholmen and Terje Rypdal.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Norwegian guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from Norway?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Norway in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Norwegian guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
  • NationalityNorway

    BirthplaceLørenskog, Norway

    Marion Elise Ravn (born 25 May 1984), better known as Marion Raven, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. Raven formed the pop duo M2M with Marit Larsen, though they ceased performing together in...  more

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  • NationalityNorway

    Bjørn "Lillebjørn" Falk Nilsen is a prominent Norwegian singer-songwriter and folk musician. He is also considered somewhat the leading "voice of Oslo" thanks to numerous classic songs about the city...  more
  • Rune Eriksen

    Age: 44


    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 from...  more
  • NationalitySweden, Norway

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Åse Maria Kleveland (born 18 March 1949) is a Norwegian singer, guitarist, politician and activist. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture...  more
  • Christoffer Andersen

    Age: 39
    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 Charlie...  more
  • NationalityNorway

    Ted Skjellum (born March 4, 1972), 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 (shared...  more
  • Destructhor

    Age: 41


    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 the...  more
  • John Norum

    Age: 55

    NationalitySweden, Norway

    BirthplaceVardø, Norway

    John Terry Norum (born 23 February 1964 in Vardø, Norway) is a Norwegian/Swedish rock guitarist and one of the founders of the Swedish rock band Europe. As an infant, he moved with his parents to...  more
  • Jørn Christensen

    Age: 60


    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 have been...  more
  • Roger Tiegs

    Age: 47


    Roger Tiegs (born 18 June 1973 in Nordfjord), 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...  more
  • NationalityNorway

    Amund Svensson, born 21 April 1978, 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...  more
  • NationalityNorway

    Tore Østby (born 1972) is a founder, guitarist, producer and songwriter for Norwegian progressive metal band Conception. After the band stopped playing on a permanent basis (the band was active from...  more
  • Carl-Michael Eide

    Age: 45


    Carl-Michael Eide (born 24 July 1974) is a Norwegian black metal musician, multi-instrumentalist (mainly known as a drummer), and vocalist. He is also known under stage names Aggressor, Czral and...  more
  • NationalityNorway

    Asgeir Mickelson (born 30 September 1969) is a Norwegian musician, artist, photographer and music reviewer. Although primarily a drummer, Mickelson has stated that he considers himself a musician...  more
  • Terje Winterstø Røthing

    Age: 42


    Terje Winterstø Røthing (born Terje Vinterstø in 1977) is a Norwegian musician, playing guitar in the rock bands Kaizers Orchestra and Skambankt. Røthing joined the band Kaizers Orchestra soon after...  more
  • Ole Moe

    Age: 45


    Apollyon (born as Ole Jørgen Moe) is a black metal/thrash metal multi-instrumentalist, formerly associated with Dødheimsgard and Cadaver, now playing in Aura Noir and also Immortal after its...  more
  • NationalityNorway

    Øystein Garnes Brun (born 14 April 1975) 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...  more
  • Øystein Greni

    Age: 45


    Øystein Greni (born 15 June 1974 in Oslo) is the singer and lead guitar player of the Norwegian rock and roll band BigBang....  more
  • Carl August Tidemann

    Carl August Tidemann (born 7 June 1971) is a highly technical Norwegian Neo-classical metal guitarist and composer, best known for his work in progressive bands like Arcturus and Winds....  more
  • Euronymous

    Dec. at 25 (1968-1993)


    BirthplaceEgersund, Norway

    Øystein Aarseth (Norwegian: [ˈœʏstæɪn ˈɔʂət]; 22 March 1968 – 10 August 1993), better known by his stage name Euronymous, was a Norwegian musician. Euronymous was a founder of and central figure in...  more
  • Ihsahn

    Age: 44


    BirthplaceNotodden, Norway

    Ihsahn (; born Vegard Sverre Tveitan; 10 October 1975) is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Emperor. He has...  more
  • NationalityNorway

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    Simen Hestnæs (born March 4, 1974, in Oslo, Norway), better known by his stage name I.C.S. Vortex or simply Vortex, is a Norwegian musician. He is the vocalist of the similarly named band ICS...  more
  • Sanrabb

    Sanrabb is a Norwegian black metal musician and one of the founding members of black/death metal band Gehenna....  more
  • Erlend Ottem

    Age: 51


  • NationalityNorway

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo

    Ronni Le Tekrø (born Rolf Ågrim Tekrø, 5 October 1963) is a Norwegian guitarist best known for playing with the Norwegian hard rock band TNT and as a solo guitarist cooperating with guitarists Terje...  more