«Summer at Stiklestad»

Welcome to «Summer at Stiklestad» – with something of interest for the whole family!
Come and visit Stiklastadir – a farm from the Middle Ages; the Folk Museum with the Theatre «The family silver», Molåna Café and The Barn Playhouse – see the wooden animals in the barn; or join a tour with one of our skilled guides.

"Rosen og liljen" av Alf Rolfsen i kirkens kor

THE CULTURE CENTRE
This is where you can buy tickets for all of our events and find information about everything that is happening at Stiklestad. The Culture Centre is also an arena for exhibitions, concerts, seminars and lectures.

  • STIKLESTAD 1030
    A permanent exhibition which you enter from the courtyard. The exhibition covers the transition from pre-Christian time to the period after the battle of Stiklestad, when Christianity had become solidly established in Norway.
  • THE LEIDANG GALLERY
    In collaboration with Nils Aas Workshops we display 4 – 5 art exhibitions during the course of a year. Håkon Bleken has created the fixed decoration in the hotel, which is a 216 meter long frieze.
  • GUIDED TOUR
    Join one of our guides who will give you an insight into the history of the saint-king Olav and show you around the area where the battle took place.

ATTRACTIONS 

  • STIKLESTAD CHURCH
    The church that stands here today is a medieval stone church erected between 1150 and 1180. It has been and still is a well-known and cherished place of pilgrimage. History tells us that the church was erected over the site where Olav Haraldsson was killed in 1030. 11:00 – 18:00 (10. June – 12. August)
  • THE OLAV MONUMENT
    Norway’s oldest memorial monument, which is a memorial to St. Olav.
  • THE EQUESTRIAN STATUE
    Saint Olav, sculpted by artist Dyre Vaa in 1973
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  • THE AMPHITHEATRE
    The largest outdoor stage in Scandinavia. Each year, at the end of July, the Saint Olav Drama is played here and it is also an excellent arena for other theatre performances and concerts. The amphitheatre has 5.500 seats.
  • ST. OLAV’S CHAPEL
    A Catholic chapel set up in 1930 in connection with celebrations for the 900th anniversary of the battle of Stiklestad.
  • HOLY OLAV’S CHAPEL
    A Russian Orthodox chapel, originally from Folldal. Rededicated and opened in 2014 at Stiklestad.

STIKLASTADIR
At Stiklastadir farm from the middle ages you can enjoy many activities with crafts, farm work and children’s games. Learn how to light a fire with flint and steel, shoot with bow and arrow and sew your own skin purse. Or maybe you’d like to try being an archaeologist? Listen to exciting stories in the longhouse and play in the courtyard! Stiklastadir is open 23. June – 12. August.

  • THE LONGHOUSE
    See how the Chieftain of Stiklestad may have livedn during the Viking Age. Listen to stories from the time prior to the battle.
  • THE GUEST LOFT
    An elegant loft based on the architectural traditions of the Middle Ages is now open. Join us in the Guest Loft and listen to stories about the changes given rise to by the Battle of Stiklestad. The building houses an impressive assembly hall and beds for overnight stays.
  • DRESS LIKE A VIKING
    Borrow Viking clothing, a helmet, a sword and a shield. Have your photograph taken and play freely in the castle and Viking ship.
  • «PLAY BATTLE» FOR KIDS
    Stand with the peasant army or with the King’s troops and fight like a Viking with sword and shield!
  • PEREGRINO
    In the 13th century large crowds migrate to different pilgrims, including Nidaros. Peregrino pilgrim will tell you this exciting story in the Guest loft at Stiklastadir.
    Scripture: Marte Hallem. From 12 years

THE FOLK MUSEUM 
The Folk Museum at Stiklestad consists of over thirty buildings, most of which are from the 1700s and 1800s. Among other things, the collection consists of a bakery, roadman’s house, crofter’s cottage, mill, joinery shop and shore-dweller’s cottage (for a fisherman who owns no land). The Museum area is a good meeting place and a great recreation area. At Molåntunet, a typical Trøndelag farmyard, you can relax with a cup of coffee in the sun, served by hostesses from the Molåna café from the year 1898. In the Tenthouse (a regimental arsenal building) you will find a war exhibition and an exhibition about the history of our roads.

  • THE FAMILY SILVER
    At the folk museum there is a new summer offering for the whole family. Three enclosed areas will be brought to life replicating the years 1893, 1942 and 1959. Here, lively and exciting stories will be told with fun and laughter.
  • CAFÉ MOLÅNA ANNO 1898
    Enjoy coffee and delicious cakes served by the hostess of Molåna House.
  • THE BARN PLAYHOUSE
    Vegvoktertunet is a favourite location for the smallest children. Here you can find wooden animals waiting to be looked after, fed and played with. In The Play Barn there is a cow, a horse, sheep, hens and a small family of pigs. A fine calf was born to our cow in the spring and a family of mice has moved in. You will also have the opportunity to try walking on stilts and skipping with a rope.