Eliteserien | Norway - an overview
The Eliteserien (elite league) is the top level of professional football in the Norwegian professional league for association football clubs.
There are 16 clubs playing for the right to be at the top of Norway’s football association. Seasons run a little different due to weather conditions, so a typical season is between March to November.
One of the teams (Tromsø) holds the title as the northernmost top-level football club in the world.
There is no promotion from the Eliteserien, but the top team qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, with the runner up entering the 2nd stage qualifying round. Third and fourth qualify for the Europa League. One further Europa League place is determined by domestic cup competition.
Bodø/Glimt, FK Haugesund, Kristiansund BK, Lillestrøm SK, Mjøndalen IF, Molde FK, Odds Ballklubb, Ranheim IL, Rosenborg BK, SK Brann, Sarpsborg 08, Stabæk IF, Strømsgodset IF, Tromsø IL, Viking FK, Vålerenga IF
Aker Stadion - Molde FK, Alfheim Stadion - Tromsø IL, Aspmyra Stadion - Bodø/Glimt, Brann Stadion - SK Brann, EXTRA Arena - Ranheim IL, Haugesund Stadion - FK Haugesund, Intility Arena - Vålerenga IF, Isachsen Stadion - Mjøndalen IF, Kristiansund stadion - Kristiansund BK, Lerkendal Stadion - Rosenborg BK, Marienlyst Stadion - Strømsgodset IF, Nadderud Stadion - Stabæk IF, SR-Bank Arena - Viking FK, Sarpsborg Stadion - Sarpsborg 08, Skagerak Arena - Odds Ballklubb, Åråsen Stadion - Lillestrøm SK