The Saint Olav Festival

Hildegunn Eggen som Grima i Spelet om Heilag Olav 2013

Frivillig i Spelet om Heilag Olav

SPELET OM HEILAG OLAV Spilles i 2016 på følgende datoer: 27. 29. 30. og 31. juli

“Olsokdagene” – The Saint Olav Festival at Stiklestad is a festival based on the Saint Olav Drama “Spelet om Heilag Olav”.

The four performances every year form the basis, spiced with a medieval marked, art exhibition, many different concerts, theatre performances, seminars and much more.


This is the mother of all plays in Norway. The Saint Olav Drama is performed every year at the end of July at Scandinavia’s largest open-air stage. The Saint Olav Drama is a dramatisation of the events that occurred just prior to the Battle of Stiklestad. Despite the age of the drama (it has been performed for more than fifty years now) it still captivates its audience. The drama is re-interpreted by a different playwright every year to reinvigorate the play and attract more visitors. The drama was written by Olav Gullvåg; Paul Okkenhaug composed the music.
Director of the 2015 version: Marit Moum Aune.


The medieval marked during the Saint Olav Festival is an experience for all generations. The areas around the Long House and Stiklastadir Farm are magically converted into a large medieval Viking village with Merchants from home and abroad. The village presents -demonstrations, arts/crafts products and real Viking food. Put on a Viking costume and test your swordfighting or bow-and-arrow skills, or try your hand at axe throwing! It also includes theatre, storytellings, archery and other activities for children. You can see different handicrafts, the “nålebinding” stiching technique from Viking times, sewing of shoes and skin rugs, forging metal and woodcarving.

24. – 31.July

The Saint Olav Drama:
July 27th, 19:00
July 29th, 19.00
July 30th, 19:00
July 31th, 19.00

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