Birkebeinerspelet

Arena/Place: Mesna farm
Category: Culture
Date: Friday 14 feb 2020 - Saturday 22 Feb 2020

From 340 NOK

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.

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.

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.

Date/Time

Date Time Arena/Place
14 Feb
Friday 14 feb 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Mesna farm
15 Feb
Saturday 15 feb 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Mesna farm
20 Feb
Thursday 20 feb 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Mesna farm
21 Feb
Friday 21 feb 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Mesna farm

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