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St Olav Festival 2015

St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: Tonje Strugstad St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: Cathrine Ruud St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: OFD St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: Hilde Wormdahl St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: Olavsfestdagene
St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: Tonje Strugstad
St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: Cathrine Ruud
St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: OFD
St Olav Festival 2015 Photo: Hilde Wormdahl
St Olav Festival 2015 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 2015 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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  • Festivals Festivals

Event details

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

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    • eco-lighthouse
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St Olav Festival 2015

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 2015

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