The 6 Best Things to Do in Steinkjer, Central Norway
Steinkjer is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Innherad region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Steinkjer which is located on the inner part of the Trondheim Fjord. The town is also the administrative centre for the county. Other populated areas in Steinkjer include the villages of Ogndal, Hyllbrua, Gaulstad, Beitstad, Bartnes, Vellamelen, Stod, Binde, Sunnan, Byafossen, Følling, Kvam, Lerkehaug, Mære, Sparbu, Vassaunet and Vekre.
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Kystriksveien is the Coastal Road of Northern Norway, a 650 km long road from Steinkjer to Bodø. Travel slow along Kystriksveien and make sure to include a visit to the many islands. Cycling, biking and kayaking are popular activities that you might want to explore. Visit our Kystriksveien Info-Center in Steinkjer. We know this road and can provide you with the right maps, brochures and books.
Reviewed By Woodgates - YorkshireYorkshire
If you are travelling along most of the route, there are quite a number of ferries. Make sure you have a copy of the timetables so that you can plan to enjoy the route rather than chasing the traffic racing to the next one. There are some really spectacul
2. Innherred Tourist Office
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European Highway E6 takes you to the capital of Nord-Trondelag County, Steinkjer, from where you can continue along the Coastal Highway (Kystriksveien) to Bodo. The Steinkjer and Egge region was once an important seat of power in Norway and the municipality has many interesting heritage sites and other historical attractions. Perhaps the best known of these are the impressive rock carvings near Bola, including the 6,000-year-old Bola reindeer. If you're looking for adventure and activity, Steinkjer can offer deep underground caverns, a wilderness camp, and good walking and cycling tours. There are also 60 freshwater fishing lakes from which to choose.
Reviewed By joanadventure - Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Enjoy the beautiful and scenic view from the top and it's the Innherred tourist office that can offered quite a few stuff. Thank you for your nice review of Mnt. Oftenåsen and the tourist information office. Hope you had a nice trip to the top and a great
3. Egge Museum
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Traces of lives lived People have lived their lifes at Egge for thousands of years, and on the Egge Museum premises we can see numerous traces of these lives. Burial mounds and rock formations from various eras are prominent in the landscape, and in their own way these features silently tell the story of those that came before us. When you visit Egge museum, the stories come alive, and you are taken back to the Iron Age, to the Egge chieftain residence, to the cotter’s home, to the Steinkjer city of old, or whatever point in history you could imagine. Here you can also rest your back against an old log wall, have a cup of coffee, and take a journey through your own history. Whatever your motivation: Welcome! We will take good care of you! The chieftains’ seat at Egge Atop Eggevammen, with a view of the fjord, lies Eggetunet – where some of the most powerful chieftains of the Viking Era resided. Trond Haka, Olve and Kalv Arnesson are familiar names from the Viking sagas, and Kalv was among those leading the peasant army facing Olav Haraldsson at the Battle of Stikestad in 1030. Many will also be familiar with Sigrid. As the wife of Olve, and later Kalv Arnesson, she spent many years as the mistress of the house at Egge. The Egge Viking Festival It is in this very historic site at Eggetunet that the Viking Festival at Egge takes place every second year, the second weekend of July. This is a colourful festival with experiences and events for the entire family. Events include a historical marked, battle scenes, jugglers, music, an evening feast, a play and activity area for children called Leikarvollen, and the family theatre Silkeskjegg, Silk Beard. The next Egge Viking Festival is held 7.-9. of July 2017. Open- air museum In the courtyard at the open- air museum, you’ll meet the maid or the farm hand. They can tell you many stories of the houses here, and life on a Trønder farm towards the end of 19th century. Children and adults alike can hear the story of why there are small chips of wood inserted in the walls of the pillared store house, and afterwards you can go over and pet the sheep or some of the other animals on the museum grounds. After jumping in the hay for a while, maybe you’ll fancy some freshly- made waffels? Agricultural Museum Egge Museum has the largest collection of agricultural artefacts north of Dovre, and in the exhibition hall you can see agricultural machinery from several stages in history. Here, you can also take a look at the Vivinius, one of the first cars to arrive in our region. This car once belonged to Otto Schultz of Egge Estate. The old bus is also parked here, and sometimes takes passengers on a tour of the premises. Steinkjer – portraits of a city In the exhibition hall of the open-air museum, you’ll find the exhibition “Steinkjer – portraits of a City”. Here you can see pictures and artefacts from the Steinkjer of days gone by, and walk down a shopping street as it may have appeared in Steinkjer in the time between World Wars I and II. The shop maiden has sweet candy for sale at the grocer’s, and she knows all sorts of things about the people around town. For example, if you are curious about the outcome of Apothecary Nannestad’s project to build an apartment for his chickens, she is the person to ask! At the Little General Store the children are in charge. Here, you’ll find large paper money and shelves filled with old tins and boxes, and a small wood- burning stove to prepare coffee for thirsty customers. Put on an apron and let the trading begin! Living history at Egge! At the outdoor museum, among old houses from the 19th century, horses, pigs and sheep are waiting to be cuddled with. Every Sunday, there is a living museum with traditional activities. Great recreational area, in the Woods and among ancient graves and at Egge Farm. Opening hours 2017: 18. juny-13. august 10-16 every day. Admission: Aults 70,- Children free. (Special arrangements have other prices)
Reviewed By Elias C - Athens, GreeceAthens, Greece
Nice view in a country surrounding
This is supposed to be a typical 19 century Norwegian farm setting, but really there was not too much to see. I visited the place in late afternoon with a business group and had a tour by a lady with a tradditional dress, who turned out to be an eager to
4. Den Gyldne Omvei
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Reviewed By Hege Merete H - NesoddtangenNesoddtangen
Beautiful scenery and lovely shopping
We drove parts of the Gyldne Omvei and stoped at "Gulburet" to buy bread and "Gangstad Gård" to taste the home made ice cream and to buy cheece and sossage. We had to lovely stops with good food. The sea view from the road with the hills, sea and farms ar
5. Dampsaga bad
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Reviewed By elRolfo - Bergen, NorwayBergen, Norway
Probably one of the best indoor waterparks in Norway
This waterpark has something to offer for everyone: Several pools with different depths and water temperatures, dive boards, stream pool, wave pool, body slides and a tyre slide. Clean and pleasant all around, inlcuding the wardrobes. It's not very big, s
6. Sporbryter - Day Tours
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Reviewed By EisiL - Trondheim, NorwayTrondheim, Norway
We went for dog sledding close to Steinkjer today and it was a wonderful experience! Vegar and his wife were so lovely and welcomed us super friendly even if we were late because we did not find the place first. (It is actually 25 km away from Steinkjer). The dogs were super well behaved, energetic and pretty! Vegar and his wife had an intense and kind relationship to very single one of them. We did a tour of about 3 hours and had a cosy campfire after half the way. We grilled some sausages and drank tea, the dogs all got a snack and then we went back. The landscape is soooo beautiful and even if the sun was not out today, it was an unforgettable experience and we highly recommend Sporbryter!