Go to content Go to navigation
What's close to you?
Visit Norway tells you what's happening near by, where you are.
Trondheim

St Olav Festival

St Olav Festival Photo: Tonje Strugstad St Olav Festival Photo: Cathrine Ruud St Olav Festival Photo: OFD St Olav Festival Photo: Hilde Wormdahl St Olav Festival Photo: Olavsfestdagene
St Olav Festival Photo: Tonje Strugstad
St Olav Festival Photo: Cathrine Ruud
St Olav Festival Photo: OFD
St Olav Festival Photo: Hilde Wormdahl
St Olav Festival Photo: Olavsfestdagene

Contact information

Description

St. Olav Festival is one of Norways largest church- and culture festivals. The program offers a wide range of concerts, historical market, activities for children and services.  
Olav Haraldsson fell in the battle of Stiklestad in 1030 while attempting to unite and christianize Norway. The body was saved from the battlefield and buried by Nidelva.

Olav's Church was built on the riverbank where Olav was buried in 1030. Shortly after miracles were experienced by Olav's remnants. He became worshipped as a saint and pilgrims from all over Europe came to the Olav's Mass in the Nidaros Cathedral.

St. Olav Festival continues a tradition which in recent years was reintroduced in 1962. The Nidaros Cathedral has a full program during these days and pilgrims from all over come to visit one of Northern Europe's few international pilgrim destinations.

Green travel

St Olav Festival has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:

Eco-lighthouse Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism Green travel

Categories

  • Festivals Festivals

Event details

Where:Olavsfestdagene
7/28/2015 - 8/2/2015
Tue - Sun

Facilities

  • Classification

    • eco-lighthouse
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

St Olav Festival - Photo: Tonje Strugstad

St Olav Festival

St. Olav Festival is one of Norways largest church- and culture festivals. The program offers a wide range of concerts, historical market, activities...

St Olav Festival

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Guide service

Get to know the historical and cultural heritage of Trondheim and visit some of the less known attractions Trondheim has to offer. Join a guided tour.

What to do in Trondheim

Experience the outdoor and historical theatre St. Olav Drama at Stiklestad to learn about Norwegian history.

Getting to Trondheim and around

Trondheim is situated in Trøndelag and is easily accessible from all parts of the country.

The wharfs in Trondheim

Along the mouth of the river Nidelven in Trondheim you will find the traditional fishermen wharfs with storage space, quays and docking facilities.

Tourist information in Trondheim

The tourist information office in central Trondheim is easy to find in the main shopping street, Nordre gate. Here you will also find a souvenir shop.

Dining in Trondheim

There are many restaurants, pubs and bars in Trondheim. Most are located in the city centre, at Bakklandet or at Solsiden.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter