«Summer at Stiklestad»

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.

ATTRACTIONS 

  • 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.

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 25. June – 14. August.

  • BERSVEIN
    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.