– Ein del av Hardanger og Voss museum

– A part of Hardanger and Voss museum

National costumes and bridal costumes for hire

National costumes for women, men and confirmands

Hardanger Folk Museum in Utne hires out both women’s and men’s national costumes.

  • We have bridal costumes, broches etc. and crowns.
  • We have costumes with jackets and shirts, and suits with vests and belts for men.
  • We have national costumes for confirmands – for both boys and girls.
  • We adapt the costumes for those who are going to wear them. Contact us to try a national costume.


Hardanger has rich costume traditions. The bridal costume is different from the ordinary woman’s national costume. It has a red skirt, is richly decorated and has a black jacket, Two bodice pieces are attached to the jacket, which are beaded or have eyelets. The silver belt is worn first as a bride, as is a ‘Agnus Dei’ necklace around the neck. The beautiful bridal crowns are rooted in the worship of the Virgin Mary during the Middle Ages.