Verdal municipality is widely known for its culture and history.
The famous battle of Stiklestad in 1030 is one of the history’s most significant battles, with farreaching consequences right up to modern Norwegian society. Stiklestad National Culture Centre has a varied cultural programme all year round.
More than 300 square kilometres of Verdal are located within the boundaries of the Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park. There are ample opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors, including hunting and fishing in many parts of the municipality. Verdal River is one of the region’s best salmon rivers.
Kværner Verdal is a cornerstone in the industrial history of Verdal and one of the biggest employers in the area. The current establishment of a wind power components business in the Ørin industrial park is creating a lot of excitement.
On the other side of the river lies Verdal, whose intimate and pleasant town centre is an ideal shopping and meeting place.
“Olsokdagene” – The Saint Olav Festival at Stiklestad at the end of July each year, has become one of Norway’s largest cultural festivals. In 2010 the Vømmøl festival at the end of May attracted around 10,000 visitors. The festival fills Verdal with crowds in a party mood who attend events and concerts playing music by Hans Rotmo. The fair Verdals Martnan in June leaves its mark on the town.