Welcome to «Summer at Stiklestad» – a thousand years of history for the entire family! Visit the medieval farm of Stiklastadir; the folk museum with its walking theatre piece, storytimes for children, a barn playhouse and Molåna Café; or join one of our talented guides for a tour of the many sights and stories of Stiklestad.
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.
- GUIDED TOUR
Join one of our guides who will give you an insight into the
history of Olav Haraldsson/St Olav and the many sights and stories of Stiklestad.
- STIKLESTAD CHURCH
Buildt between 1150 and 1180, the legend tells that the church was erected over the site where
Olav Haraldsson was killed in 1030. The church is still in use as a parish church.
- THE OLAV MONUMENT
Placed on the hill where the legends tell us that Olav’s body was hidden after the battle. The monument was erected in 1807, replacing and even older monument.
- THE EQUESTRIAN STATUE
Saint Olav sculpted by artist Dyre Vaa in 1973.
- ST. OLAV’S CHAPEL
A Catholic chapel erected in 1930 in connection
with the 900th anniversary of
the battle of Stiklestad.
- HOLY OLAV’S CHAPEL
A Russian Orthodox chapel, originally from
Folldal, opened in 2014 at Stiklestad.
- THE AMPHITHEATRE
The largest outdoor stage in Scandinavia. Each
year, at the end of July, the Saint Olav Drama is
played here. The amphitheatre has 5.500 seats.
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 25. June – 14. August.
A hilarious monologue about Bersvein, the son
of a Viking chieftain, and his meeting with a
new religion, new surroundings and a beautiful
woman. 25. June – 14. August. Suitable for 12 years and older.
- RIG-STURLA AND THE MYSTICAL MEDALLION
Storyteller time with the slave Rig-Sturla who
is getting ready for a sacrificial feast in the
banqueting hall. It’s looking bad for him when
the Black Elves trick him into trying on the
chieftain’s medallion. 25. June – 14. August.
Suitable for 5 years and older.
- «PLAY BATTLE» FOR KIDS
Stand with the peasant army or with the King’s
troops and fight like a Viking with sword and
shield! 24. June – 13. August.
- 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.
- THE LONGHOUSE
See how the Chieftain of Stiklestad may have lived 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.
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 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.
- 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 1898, 1942 and 1959.
- CAFÉ MOLÅNA ANNO 1898
Enjoy coffee and delicious cakes served by the hostess of Molåna House.