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Experience the exciting cultural history of Stiklestad through actors who re-enact typical scenes at Stiklestad National Cultural Center - Photo: Innherred Reiseliv
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Experience the exciting cultural history of Stiklestad through actors who re-enact typical scenes at Stiklestad National Cultural Center Photo: Innherred Reiseliv

What to Do in Innherred

Visit Innherred’s outdoor museums, historic places and art galleries or explore the area by going fishing, cycling or hiking.

Visit a museum

Stiklestad National Culture Centre (Verdal)
Here you will find an outdoor museum with exhibitions and guided tours during the summer. The play about St.Olav depicts the battle at Stiklestad where St. Olav enganged the king's army in 1030 AD. This is a key moment in Norwegian history and is considered to be the point at which Christianity first got a solid foothold in Norway. Explore all this and more at the Stiklestad National Culture Centre.

Egge Museum (Steinkjer)
Another open air museum, Egge Museum includes a distinctive 19th century farmyard with buildings originating from farms in the area. Egge Museum also covers newer history of agriculture and an old street from the city of Steinkjer.

Falstad Centre (Levanger)
An education centre as well as a memorial, The Falstad Centre seeks to educate and collect documentation on the history of prisoners from the Second World War in particular, and human rights in general.

Saemien Sijte (Snåsa)
A South Sámi museum and cultural centre that convey information about past and present Sámi culture and history, Saemien Sijte is also a venue for research and management, in addition to being a meeting venue offering activities and events.

Nils Aas Kunstverksted (Inderøy)
Sculptor Nils Aas (1933 - 2004) was born in in Straumen in Inderøy and is considered one of Norway's most important sculptors. The art workshop that bears his name, Nils Aas Kunstverksted, has a permanent sculpture collection, in addition to changing exhibitions of contemporary Norwegian art and a shop with souvenirs, prints and books. In the Muustrø Park close by, there are 10 sculptures by Nils Aas.

Enjoy the fresh air

Cycling and Hiking
With its scenery characterized by rolling landscape by the sea and vast mountain areas as well as the nearby Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park, Innherred offers nature experiences for all ages. Hiking, fishing, skiing or bike rides are all available.

Should you wish to ascend to loftier heights without going on a mountain hike, Innherred has a lot to offer. Popular spots include Oftenåsen hill in Steinkjer, Hårskallen in Levanger and Tittinghalla in Inderøy. If you need to rent a bike, or maybe a canoe, drop by the Innherred Tourist Office which rents out bikes and canoes. Your holiday can be tailor-made according to your wishes, and the tourist information office can help you book everything you want in advance.

Please contact the Innherred tourist information office for an informal chat or send them an email with your request. The tourist information office can also provide suggestions for bike trips and hiking routes.

Fishing
Innherred has a lot to offer when it comes to fishing, and there are many opportunities for both fresh- and saltwater fishing in the local lakes and fjords. Try the Verdal River for salmon fishing, for instance. The Hopla water system in Levanger and the 50 lakes in Steinkjer are also within easy reach and excellent for fishing.

The salmon has returned to the Steinkjer River after years of absence due to the population devasted by a salmon parasite. Fishing in the river should be available to the public with a fishing permit sometime during 2015.

Visitinherred can offer more tips and information on fishing on their website.

Many of the fishing spots also offer some form of accommodation, such as Skarnsundet Fjordsenter, Føllingstua CampingSteinkjer Kommuneskoger and Bearhunter Schultz.

Golfing
Stiklestad Golfklubb in Verdal has an 18-hole course with international standard, with both forest and parkland. The season lasts from April or May to October or November.

Steinkjer Golfklubb has a nine whole course situated next to the Ogna river.

Putball/Football Golf
Øyna can offer putball, a fun mix between golf and football. This is an activity suitable for children and adults of almost all ages.

Boasting one of North Trøndelag's finest viewpoints, Øyna in Inderøy is certified as a Norwegian Ecotourism Enterprise and serves food to the weary traveller. From spring 2015, Øyna can also offer motorhome parking.

Go-Karting
An outdoor go-kart venue where everyone can go go-karting, regardless of age, Steinkjer Racing Park offers driving for individuals or groups of all sizes.

Canoeing
There are many opportunities for canoeing in Innherred, including canoeing in Ogna. The Innherred Tourist Office in Steinkjer and Steinkjer Municipality Forests Ogndalbruket KF both rent out canoes.

Dogsledding
Join healthy and happy huskies on a trip through varied forest and mountain terrain. Sporbryter offers dogsleding trips, from day trips to eight-day trips, in and around Blåfjella - Skjækerfjella National Park.

Caving and Mining trips
Mokk Farm offers guided trips to lime stone caves and copper minesfrom the 1700s. Mokk Farm will provide all necessary equipment.

Bird Watching
Innherred and the surrounding area of the Trondheimfjord is a paradise for birdwatchers.

Tronestangen in Verdal in inner Trondheimfjord have built a network of bird towers and photohides. Bird towers are built in the vicinity of known bird habitats with high diversity. There are great opportunities to get closer to some of the 204 different bird species that have been observed here.

Learn about other places for bird watching areas in Innherred.

Have fun at a festival

The people of Innherred are proud of their history and have for over 60 years gathered to celebrate the Olsok days at Stiklestad and the stage play about St.Olav.

Other cultural events and festivals are:

  • Marsimartnan, a market fair in Levanger held in February.
  • The Viking Festival held at Egge Museum in Steinkjer in July, every second year.
  • Sodd-Jazz festival in Inderøy, held annually in April.
  • Snåsavatnet lake Fishing Festival in June.
  • The Steinkjer Festival is a rock music festival held in June.
  • Levanger Martnan, a market fair in August.
  • Steinkjer Martnan, a market fair in August.
  • The Hilmar Festival, a folk music festival in November.

Burial mounds and rock carvings

Traces of people who lived their lives in Innherred many centuries before our era can be seen in several places, through the many rock carvings and burial mounds.

Rock carvings
Surrounded by mystery, red markings in the rock can be experienced several places in the region: Bardal not far from Steinkjer, Bøla 18 miles east of Steinker and Holtås rock carvings in Levanger to name a few. 

Burial mounds
Another type of prehistoric monument that can be found in several places in the region are ancient burial mounds, and at Skeifeltet in Sparbu, south of Steinkjer, Helgefeltet at Byafossen east of Steinkjer and Hegstadmarka and Hallemmarka in Verdal, several graves are gathered in larger burial grounds.

At Toldnes by Beitstadfjorden, a guided tour of the cultural monuments at "The Isle of the Dead" is available. The over 3000 year-old traces of human life and death is a source of knowledge and experience which is gladly shared with anyone interested.

Read more about the burial mounds and rock carvings.

Medieval churches

The relatively large concentration of medieval churches bears testimony to the great prosperity that existed in Innherred in the 1100s. Why not embark on a day trip where you visit all these: The tour goes from Alstadhaug in the south via Stiklestad, Mære, Hustad and Sakshaug in the north. For more infomation about the medieval churches.

The wood town of Levanger

Experience the charming, old wooden buildings in Levanger. The town houses were built after the last town fire in 1897 and have been well preserved up to the present day. You will see different styles of building, including Swiss, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau.

Read more about the wooden house town of Levanger.

Snåsa's summer mountain farms

In early June the first of the summer mountain farms in Snåsa open their doors to the public and stay open through the summer. The last ones close in late August. Throughout the summer, it is possible to experience the mountain farm life and taste authentic mountain farm products at the more than 15 mountain farms in Snåsa.

More information about the mountain farms in Snåsa.

Ytterøy: The pearl of the Trondheimsfjord

Experience the animal life and undulating cultural landscape of Ytterøy from the seat of your bike. Cycles may be hired at the tourist information office. You can also visit Ytterøy by car.

Read more about Ytterøy.

The Golden Route - culinary memories

Do you like farm food, art and nature-based experiences? If, so you should head to The Golden Route, where you will find providers offering local food, art and cultural experiences, combining tradition and innovation. Experience The Golden Route with good friends; book a guided tour at the tourist information office.

Norges Midtpunkt

Norges Midtpunkt is a collaboration of seven businesses in Steinkjer that offer nature and culture-based products and experiences in and around the geographic centre of Norway. The companies are Hatlingsetra, Bjerkem Culture Farm, Mokk Farm, Nordheim Meeting and Conference venue, Yttervik, Steinkjer Kommuneskoger - Ogndalsbruket KF and Rølia. Products they offer include fishing, hiking, caving, canoeing, organic food, telling moments, dance experiences, teambuilding courses, folk and farm adventures. They also offer space for groups, events and meetings with dining and accommodation.

Contact Visit Innherred for a bespoke and exciting adventure package suited to your own wishes and needs.

Swimming pools

Dampsaga Bad and Gym
At Dampsaga in Steinkjer you will find a 137 feet long waterslide, a diving tower, 25 metre swimming pool, a heated pool, waterfall, whirlpool, saunas, pool play and more. In addition, there is a fitness center and a spa area.

Trønderhallen
This swimming-hall in Levanger has three different swimming pools: A 82 feet swimming pool, a diving pool and a training pool. Additionally, Trønderhallen has a whirlpool and a waterslide, and a sauna in every changing room.

Lykkeland

An indoor play centre and party venue of approximately 8611 square feet, Lykkeland is filled with physical challenges for children of all ages. This is the first and only one of its kind in Innherred and North-Trøndelag.

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Last updated:  2015-06-29
The Viking Festival at Egge Museum is a marketplace with participants from all over Europe - Photo: Innherred Reiseliv
The Viking Festival at Egge Museum is a marketplace with participants from all over Europe
Visit the famous reindeer rock carving at Bøla in Steinkjer - Photo: Bøla
Visit the famous reindeer rock carving at Bøla in Steinkjer
Football golf is an activity suitable for children and adults of all ages - Photo: M. Rua
Football golf is an activity suitable for children and adults of all ages
Take a day trip and visit all of Innherreds medieval churches - Photo: Visit Innherred
Take a day trip and visit all of Innherreds medieval churches
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Experience the exciting cultural history of Stiklestad through actors who re-enact typical scenes at Stiklestad National Cultural Center - Photo: Innherred Reiseliv

What to Do in Innherred

Visit Innherred’s outdoor museums, historic places and art galleries or explore the area by going fishing, cycling or hiking.

What to Do in Innherred

Source: Visitnorway

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