Iron Age Farm
Iron Age Farm
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Farmstead from the Migration Periode (350-550 AD)on the very top of Ullandhaug. The farm is reconstructed on the original archaeological site. Dressed in the style of the time, the mistress and men on the farm demonstrate and describe day-to-day life. Ypu are vely welcoem at Iron Age Farm where you can do several family activities. Children can try their hand at making fire with a fire-steel and flint or at spinning wooll on a spindle. And if you are lucky, you can taste The Lady of the House's freshly baked Iron Age bread.
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nilslyseng
Oslo, Norway137 contributions
If you want a unique experience and go back in time.

This is a destination for the ones who want to go back in time and see how people where looking. The only place in Norway, where they have built homes like in the iron-age. Where you see the fire-place, how they made butter and bread. You can really see how they lived.

The guide is explaining and there is two open houses. One which is newly rebuilt with light and shows all the parts of the house. The old one is from the 1970s and is in a different state. So, you can see how scholars are considering people used to live. Which is a refreshing.

We can recommend to spend time here. The cafe also have good food, even a traditional soup to a good price. The museum has a big shop and also a modern house to give more knowledge to houses.

If you have bought tickets to the Arkeologiske museum in central. Then this was free and it is lasting for 48 hours. So, you can go one day in the one in central and travel to Iron Age farm the next day. Something we did.
Written August 23, 2020
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Karla J
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I really enjoyed this outdoor museum. Lovely place to visit on a sunny day, and the goats and sheep were chill. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and it was interesting to see how farming Vikings survived. Wish the gift shop was online as I would have liked to have bought some of their beautiful beads, which were representative of the Viking era and high quality, but our group was pressed for time so I had to go.
Written June 3, 2022
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Georg R
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The visit to the Iron Age Farm was fantastic! The staff there are super helpful and very friendly. The farm itself is beautifully made and transports you right back in time. You feel safe and at peace here. A must-see!
Written November 12, 2020
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Mariannemoen
30 contributions
Family
Nice place and interesting enough, but there’s much more that could be done here to make it both more educational and interactive. Our six year old loved it, but a few more activities would have been welcome . Excellent museum shop though, and too marks to friendly staff!
Written July 24, 2021
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Bruce W
The Villages, FL100 contributions
Couples
We decided to take a coach tour of 3+ hours to see the Stavanger area, which is a very pretty and historical.

During the tour, we stopped at the Viking King, Harald Fairhair's Iron Age Farm, It was quite revealing how difficult a life people must have had living in these type of thatched wooden structures.

Further along we saw the Hafrsfjord and the three sword monument. We also stopped at the Ullandhaug viewpoint and the Stavanger Cathedral.

At the very end of the tour we walked the cobblestone streets of Old Stavanger and continued our walk through the more modern parts of Stavanger.

This is certainly a tour that you should consider..
Written July 6, 2014
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LilMissMolly
Dublin, OH155 contributions
Family
My daughter and I took a Viking Tour of Stavanger and the Iron Age Farm was included. I was amazed that we were shown inside and sat down inside a Long House that was over 1,000 years old. Best of all was the customer service we received after we left. My daughter accidentally left her cell phone inside the Long House. The manager of the Iron Age Farm found it and mailed it back to us in the U.S. She did this free of charge and refused my offer of reimbursement. I highly recommend the Viking Tour and Iron Age Farm.
Written March 14, 2018
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Hi, We are so glad to see you enjoyed your tour at the Iron Age farm. We take pride in our customer service, and our staff members. We are glad to see you got your phone back. Hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Margrethe
Written April 4, 2018
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Marinatama
Moscow, Russia43 contributions
Friends
It is traditional Norwegian farm from Iron Age. From the road side it looks just like an ordinary hill with sheep, but when you are there you see stone made buildings with roof covered by grass. You can come inside buildings only when museum is opened. But even if you can't go inside building, it s enough just to walk around and feel a magic of history. The best time to visit is Sunday, when there are some entertainment program and tourist guides. at summer time(j19une -19august) it is opened every day 11-16
Written March 16, 2017
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Hi, We are glad to see you enjoyed our pre-history as much as we do. We just opened a new visitor centre as well, and hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Margrethe
Written February 27, 2018
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Sally L
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom35 contributions
Couples
We went on a cold windy day, but still enjoyed this trip. Set on a hillside, amongst loads of native sheep, you get a good feel for the Viking lifestyle and protection. I learned that the doors are so small to enter the huts, so ancient visitors would have to stoop, and if they were an enemy of the household, this enabled the homeowner to decapitate the small doors is nothing to do with keeping the heat in! Would recommend, but on a warmer day
Written October 17, 2017
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Hi Sally, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to the Iron Age Farm, even though the weather was a bit chilly.. Hope to see you again someday. And on cold days you now can enjoy a warming cup of cofee in our brand new visitor centre, open every sunday the whole year, and every day during the summer months Sincerely, Margrethe
Written February 27, 2018
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Jan S
Rogaland, Norway57 contributions
Local guides from the Archeological Museum of Stavanger informs lively about the way of life from about 400 to 650 AD. Stones forming the houses and fences (!) are the original stones, replicas of tools are demonstrated how to use, very interesting stories are told about everyday life and specialities. Like how to spin, weave, color wool, light a fire, harvesting, hunting, trade travels etc etc. Also about the powerful "Lady of the farm"!
Written January 4, 2017
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Hi Jan, We are glad you came to visit us at the Iron Age Farm, and enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again! Sincerely, Margrethe
Written February 27, 2018
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CruiseGirl_10
Greensboro, NC106 contributions
Couples
While cruising in Norway we signed up for the Iron Age Farm tour, not having a clue what it was all about. This tour turned out to be incredible with history taking place back in the Viking age. The homes were well preserved and our narrator was well informed of the history. Very nice tour and would highly recommend.
Written June 17, 2014
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