'Fastelaven' at the Iron Age Farm

The Visitor Centre of the Iron Age Farm with a café and shop is open in the weekends, and there are guided tours in Norwegian and English in the longhouse. Open Saturdays 11-15, and Sundays 11-16. Make 'fastelavensris' both days.

Step back in time a whole 1,500 years and learn about the local life of the people in the Iron Age. From the Visitor Centre's café you get an inside fireplace with an historic view up to the longhouses, sometimes sheep wonder around the longhouses as well. 

Guided tours

There are guided tours in English at 13, every Saturday (Norwegian at 12), and Sunday (Norwegian at 12 and 14) in Spring 2020.


This Saturday and Sunday we will make 'fastelavenris', which is a bouquet of birch twigs decorated with feathers. The tradition is based on old pagan rites tied to fertilty, today it is more of a decorative activity. We also have 'fastelavensbolle' on Sunday 23rd in the museumscafe.

Café Ask and Embla

Bit hungry? Try a typical Norwegian 'lapp', a small thick, pancake with jam, or our 'kludderbrød' a roll with brown cheese. There is a warm dish of the day soup or stew), sandwiches and cakes. A variation of cold sodas and tea and coffee.

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Activity Stavanger Iron Age farm fastelavensris

Make your own 'fastelavensris' this weekend