Verdal is a picturesque corner of Norway dotted with small towns and villages. Learn about the local narrative at the Stiklestad National Cultural Centre and enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine in the main town of Verdalsøra. Scenic walking trails and tumbling waterfalls showcase the natural beauty of Verdal.
The small town of Verdalsøra is an excellent base for exploring the Verdal region. Staying in Verdalsøra offers the opportunity to sample local cuisine, with most restaurants serving Trøndelag county specialties such as scallops, mussels and white crabs. Wash down your meal with a glass of “aquavit” spiced Norwegian liquor.
As you explore Verdal, you’ll come across a series of charming villages, including Lysthaugen, Trones, Vinne and Stiklestad. Small rural roads connect the villages and showcase the verdant Norwegian countryside.
The Stiklestad National Cultural Centre charts the rich history and heritage of the Verdal region. Peer into more than 30 historical buildings, including traditional farmhouses, artisan workshops and a church. Don’t miss the special exhibit on the bloody Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. Actors in period costumes bring the experience to life.
The walk up Bergylen hill rewards hikers with sweeping views over the Verdal countryside. Along the way, you’ll pass by wild cranberry and blueberry bushes. Further inland is a tumbling waterfall known as Svartfossgrotta. In winter, it freezes over and turns into an ice cascade.
Verdal is located in Trøndelag county, a 1.5-hour drive from Trondheim. Verdal Station in Verdalsøra offers connections to nearby towns and cities. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Verdal and Trøndelag county at your own pace.