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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

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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

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Event details

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

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The Pilgrims' Route to Trondheim

The old Pilgrims' Route between Oslo and Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim was reopened the summer of 1997.

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.

Attractions in Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral is the most important of the many historical attractions in Trondheim.

What to do in Trondheim

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

Key facts about Trondheim

Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway, with 176,000 inhabitants. It is a lively university city and Norway's capital of technology.

Getting to Trondheim and around

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