Storytelling was once an important way to teach, entertain, and to connect people with the past. The traditional role of storytelling disappeared in most parts of the world with the advent of modern civilization, but has recently seen a revival as an art form used to entertain.

Fortellercompagniet is a group of diverse storytellers, each with their own style and repertoire, and who perform both individually and in groups. The members met at the Oslo University College, and formed Fortellercompagniet in 2007.

Stories include classical fairytales, legends, and self made stories. The primary language is Norwegian, but some members can also tell stories in other languages such as English.