The Last King – The Birkebeiner Movie (SBS On Demand)

Norway has made a movie of the Birkebeiner Story which was released in February 2016. The language is Norwegian but has English subtitles. It runs for 135 minutes.

It’s available for free via SBS On Demand through its internet streaming service.




Click this link <>. Once on the Page you will need to sign up to the SBS On Demand service (its free) to be able to watch it unless of course you are already signed up.

Before watching read a brief history — I strongly suggest you read the three page brief history of the Birkebeiner Story prior to viewing the movie so you will better understand the story. Click [HERE] to read.

BackgroundIn the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country’s history.

The skiing scenes are stunning.


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