Stiklestad National Cultural Center

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Stiklestad National Cultural Center
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Stiklestad National Cultural Center

The battle of Stiklestad in 1030 is the most famous battle in the history of Norway. Viking and Christian King Olav Haraldsson fell during the battle against local chieftains and was later declared Saint Olav. Thus this battle had a major impact on the establishment of Norway and the introduction of Christianity.

Today Stiklestad is a great place to go to see history, the most famous event probably being "The Saint Olav Drama", but you'll also find a cultural museum open all year round, featuring exhibitions, a museum shop, café and restaurant. Don't miss Stiklestad Church from 1180, the amphitheater, the Catholic chapel or the folk museum.

"The Saint Olav Drama" has fascinated spectators for fifty years at Stiklestad. The play is featured at the largest and oldest open-air theater in Scandinavia each July in the beautiful Stiklestad. During the Saint Olav Festival at Stiklestad celebrated by the end of July each year, people will flock to the Stiklestad area. Concerts, plays, lectures and activities abound, and you'll find a medieval fair with demonstrations of handicrafts, traditional foods, clothes and plays from this era.

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