Imagine a time many centuries ago: a fire burns in the fire pit; children run amongst the houses; and the adults are out hunting or milling grains into flour.
The Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug gives you a glimpse into prehistoric Rogaland and how the people lived their lives. You can explore the longhouses, discover how the people spent their time and listen to some exciting stories about life in the Iron Age.
It’s a strange feeling to sit down and know that a family sat around the same fire pit, just as you are now, but 1,500 years ago. You can learn how they lived and what they ate and sample some of the fresh “hellekaker” baked on the coals by one of the housewives.
The summer programme at the Iron Age Farm offers a wealth of information for visitors of all ages. For example, would you have survived the Iron Age? Come and take the Iron Age test by attempting to light a fire with a fire steel and flint. You can also discover how tiring it is to grind grain into flour. How long would it take to grind grain for an entire family?
The new visitors' centre has a unique café with historic views - from the large windows look directly out at the longhouses. It also contains two exhibitions, with objects found on the site, and explanation about the archaeological history of the Iron Age Farm, as well as an insight into the life in Norway 1600 years ago.
Season - Months Open
All year round
Opening Hours - Days and Times
Every Sunday all year: 11.00–16.00
Every day from mid-June to mid-August: 11.00–16.00