Birkebeiner outdoor theater performance
Norway is ravaged by civil war, and the King’s illegitimate son is guarded in deep secret. Half the kingdom is out to kill the boy, and two men have to protect him with their lives. Birkebeinerspelet is the story of the narrow escape that changed the history of Norway.
This 60 minute live action experience tells this true story in real Viking style. The play takes place outside in a spectacular winter landscape, and features well-known Norwegian actors, live fighting, fire, snow and lots of Icelandic horses. Seated in an amphitheatre made of snow, this is a not-to-be-missed event for any visitor enjoying Norway in winter.
Mesna is situated a short 30 minute drive from the Olympic town of Lillehammer and 40 minutes drive from Hafjell.
Tickets are now on sale for Birkebeinerspelet 2019. The historical outdoor play at Mesna is now in its third season!
See the story of the flight across the mountains brought to life in this unforgettable winter spectacle. Performance dates: 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Februar 2019. Early Bird offer until 18th November.
There is a market held every night both before and after the play. Here you can purchase traditional food, enjoy various refreshments and obtain souvenirs and locally produced crafts.
Photos taken by Ian Brodie
For more information about Birkebeinerspelet