Go to content Go to navigation
Trondheim

St Olav Festival

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

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.

28th of July - 3rd of August 2013.

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

Facilities

  • Classification

    • eco-lighthouse

Hours

7/28/2013 - 8/3/2013
Mon - Sun
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

St Olav Festival - Photo: Olavsfestdagene

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

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.

Shopping in Trondheim

Trondheim has a small and intimate city centre with designer shops and large department stores.

Attractions in Trondheim

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

TripAdvisor forum on Trondheim

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter