Marsimartnan is a winter market built on traditions, quality, culture and good experiences.
Marsimartnan in Levanger has a long history and can be traced back to the Vikings. In late February / early March each year, the timber city is filled with traders and visitors from near and far. Here you can experience concerts, museums, the historical sjøgata street, fairground, exhibitors, local food and drink and much more.
Jämtene (Swedish farmers from Jämtland) will of course be in attendance. These farmers are a nice feature of the townscape and offer horese and carriage rides for big and small.
Dates in 2017: 2.-4. March
Fakkelnatta (a parade of people carrying torches) on Friday evening is definitely one of the highlights of the market. The entire city centre is taken back to the old times with live torches and hitorical tableaux in the street along the 2 km route of the parade. The city is set in a magical atmosphere.
Marsimartnan, tied to Mattis day (24th February), can be traced back to Viking times.
And around the year 1750 more than 1,500 Swedish farmers with horses attended the market place and traded with fishermen, fish farmers and other traders.
Levanger is in the heart of lovely Innherred, one hour from Trondheim or half an hour from Trondheim Airport Værnes. Levanger is a centre for trade and culture, tradition and history. You will see an architectonic jewel featuring beautiful wooden buildings and green parks, close to sea, quayside and the ferry to Ytterøy. Here you can fish salmon from the ferry port in the centre of the town.
Marsimartnan is Innherred's major cultural market fair with a focus on the "genuine" at all stages both in terms of trade, culture and folk festival.