Holiday in Levanger – a Norwegian market town with an extensive history

Levanger is a charming little town with a fantastic selection shops to enjoy.

A weekend trip to Levanger will allow you to learn more about Norway’s rich history and there are excellent hiking opportunities for those wanting to leave the town behind. True to tradition, the town has several markets, including the European Food Market, which is held in the square for one week each September.

Levanger has been inhabited for thousands of years and traces of different settlements through the centuries can be found in several locations. It has played a key role as a hub in Trøndelag thanks to its central location. The place name comes from the Norse word lifangr, combining lif, which means river, and angr, which means fjord or cove.

If you enjoy shopping, visit the Magneten shopping centre, where there is a great range of shops on offer. The famous Marsimartnan cultural festival takes place every year in February and boasts a selection of concerts, a torchlight procession and many other activities. If you want to see more of the area around Levanger, a hike to Bukkhaugen with its panoramic views of the town and the fjord is recommended. Don’t forget to visit the Falstad Centre and see the incredible wartime exhibition.

A visit to Levanger allows you to experience the charming atmosphere of the town with its many wooden houses. If the weather is good, you should also visit Sjøparken. Why not finish the day at Oscars pub, which boasts one of the largest selections of beer in the country?

Trondheim Airport is situated about 31 miles south of Levanger. If you decide to dive from Oslo to Levanger, the journey may take up to seven hours. From Bodø, the drive is nearly nine hours. You can also travel to Levanger by bus or train.

Levanger is centrally located in Norway and offers many cultural experiences. Levanger’s history dates back many centuries, but the more recent wartime history is also inspiring. Try to visit during one of the popular markets for an even more unforgettable holiday in Levanger.

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