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Address: Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
Phone Number: +47 5767 8840
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Stunning building

Great stop not far from Flam/Aurlund, well worth a visit. Very unusual building. Great visitor centre with good information about the Stave Churches.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great stop not far from Flam/Aurlund, well worth a visit. Very unusual building. Great visitor centre with good information about the Stave Churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not that far from Flam, especially now there is the road tunnel, and we stopped off on route Oslo-Flam. A very easy and short detour off the main highway. An outstanding green valley and farm land setting among soaring hills and mountains. Parking is free at the information centre but access to the church needs payment of ticket to be... More 

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Hartford, Ar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in this area of Norway you should make a effort to visit. We had to drive about 60 miles out of your way but it was so worth it. The church is just amazing to see. We did not have a guide to give us the history, but the do hand out a guide and there is... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A beatuiful place to visit, especially when the wetaher is nice, as it is on fresh air. You can see it from ouside from some distance, but I think it's worth to pay for the ticket - then you can enter the church and walk around as long as you want, search for interesting details, make photos, contemplate... Also the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

At first sight, the architecture and the dragon roof carvings immediately catch your attention and they are very impressive. Interior of the church is very dark, but if you close the doors, light will come through the small windows at the top of the walls, your eyes will adjust and you can see the structure and some of the detailed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

You have no doubt read it all by now, but it is worth repeating: this is by most measures the best-preserved example of a 12th-century wooden church that exists upon this planet; at the very least, it ranks right up there. We can all be fortunate that the builders, whether by chance or design, built it upon stone; that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Awesomely well preserved, good information and museum next to the church, nice landscape around the church. I saw more than 10 of the remaining stave churches and this one is easily one of my favorites. Any trip to Southern Norway should include this magical place.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This stave church was very beautiful and old. The interior and decor is very dark, but still beautiful. The visiting centre has a very interesting exhibition which everybody should go see. All in all it was a spectacular visit.

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Griffith, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is supposed to be one of the largest and best preserved stavekirkes in Norway. It is beautiful and in a beautiful setting. There is a small museum there as well which is pretty interesting. There are hiking trails nearby as well. You can take a hike to Vindhella to see one of the most scenic sections of the KIngs... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stave churches are beautiful, but this one is particularly well decorated. Amazing church. Don't miss the visit !!

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