The Battle of Stiklestad in 1030
Norways most famous historic battle, where the Christian Viking King Olav Haraldsson fell. He later became known as St. Olav. This battle is considered the most important happening leading to the consolidation of Norways as a kingdom and Christianities definitive breakthrough in Norway.
The St. Olav Drama and Festival
The history experiences are numerous at Stiklestad today. Norways oldest and largest open air theatre "The St. Olav Drama" is the most famous, depicting the events before and after the battle.
The play is performed yearly during the "St. Olav Days at Stiklestad" at the end of July. During the festival days, it is heaving with life and you can experience concerts, plays, guided tours, lectures, excursions and activities for the whole family.
In addition, you can visit the medieval market, where you can experience medieval music, juggling and theatre. Good craftsmen from all over the country can be found in tents and stalls, wearing medieval clothes and demonstarting their skills.
During the summer season, "Stiklestad Summer", there are daily adventures for kids and adults. At the medieval farm Stiklastadir, take a step 1000 years back in time, and at the folk museum, experience life a 100 years ago, where the tableu theatre "Arvesølvet (the silver heirloom)" is featured. End your visit with temptations from the museum café in Molåna or visit the restaurant “Skalden” in the culture centre/hotel.
Stiklestad National Culture Centre and Hotel
The culture centre is open all year with exhibitions, museum shop, restaurant/café and meetings and conference facilities.
The hotel is located in the same building, with 52 large rooms and 4 suites.
In the area
Stiklestad Church from 1180, amfi theatre, catholic chapel and folk museum with 30 historic buildings from the 1600 -1800 hundreds.