The culture of Norway is closely linked to the country’s history and geography. Traditional folk costumes (called Bunad) may be worn in folk dancing, like Springar dances from the Valdres, a traditional district in central, southern Norway. The women working in open-air museums showcasing traditional buildings, like in Lillehammer, also will showcase traditional costumes.
There is a great tradition of sculpture and statues can be seen in most towns. Most impressive is the Vigeland Park in Oslo, a sculpture park with more than 200 nude sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) in bronze, granite and cast iron. Statues of a different kind are those of trolls, mythical beings in Scandinavian folklore, including Norse mythology.
The Sami, the indigenous people of the northern parts of Norway, have a rich culture, with their colourful “gákti” traditional clothing and handicrafts made of reindeer skin. They also have a unique form of vocal music, called “joik” (yolk).