Innherred has a lot to offer and with short distances in between - here you can experience Vikings, engaging history and excellent food and drink. The Golden Road is a very popular diversion from the E6 highway, and it is only one and a half hours drive north of Trondheim. Here you’ll find local foods in a beautiful cultural landscape.
The first stop would be the town of Levanger at the brink of the Trondheim Fjord. Here you’ll find the monastery of Munkeby Mariakloster, where the award-winning ‘monk cheese’ Munkebyosten is made. Along The Golden Road in Inderøy you will find Øyna, situated at the top of a hill and with panoramic views. You can also visit the farm at Berg Gård, where they grow they own caraway and distil the famous Inderøy aquavit. You can visit the bakery Gulburet and the award-winning dairy farm Gangstad Gårdsysteri.
In Steinkjer we recommend visiting the farm Kulturgården Bjerkem, where you can have a meal at the gourmet restaurant Experience. While travelling through the stories of food and culture you can visit the historic places of Stiklestad, Egge and Falstad. Stiklestad is where the most important battle in Norwegian history took place in the year of 1030, where the Viking king Olav Haraldsson was defeated and later made a saint. You can visit their restaurant and have a meal made with local and traditional ingredients, and you can spend the evening in Langhuset and Gjesteloftet.
Further north, in Snåsa, you can visit one of the many small dairy farms that form the co-op of Seterlaget, where they have preserved long-time traditions and make their own cheese, cream and butter, and serve what we would call some real hearty dairy farm food!