One of the strangest passages in Snorres saga about the Norwegian kings, is the story about Snøfrid Svåsedatter; a Sámi woman who married Harald Hårfagre. The theater play "Snøfrid", written by Arne Berggren, has world premiere in January.

In one of the chapters of Harald Hårfagre’s saga, Snorre tells about Haralds relationship to the young Sami woman Snøfrid, who was the daughter of “The Sami King” Svåse.

The Norwegian King Harald I, later known as “Hårfagre” (“Fairhair”), was so obsessed in love with the beauty of Snøfrid, that he neglected his royal duty, married her and joined the Samis.

Dramatist Arne Berggren has made this story to a dramatic story of power struggle, intrigues and the magical power of love.   

Director: Haukur J. Gunnarsson

Choreographer: Elle Sofe Henriksen

North Sámi translation by: Britt-Inga Vars 

Set designers: Bård Lie Torbjørnsen/Maja Von Hanno  

Costume designer: Berit Marit Hætta

Lightning designer: Steinar Lohne 

Composer: Olav Johan Eira

Mask: Trude Sneve

Stuntcoordinater: Ingá Marjá Sarre

Actors: Ingá Márjá Sarre, Ánte Siri, Iŋgor Ántte Áilu Gaup, Mary Sarre, Egil Keskitalo, Anitta Suikkari, Anja Bongo Bjørnstad

 

World premiere in Guovdageaidnu 12th of January 2018.