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Borgund Stave Church

Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
+47 5767 8840
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The Borgund Stave Church is nothing short of Magnificent! The architecture is amazing and the history. In the graveyard is the grave of a famous Norwegian resistance fighter from WW2. For fans of Disneys Frozen, the church inspired the castle of Anna and Elsa. The fact that something 800 plus years old is standing and in good shape is inspiring.... More

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Certainly worth a short detour. It is really different and they allow you to walk inside. There is a small admission fee.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This church was a marvel to visit. It is mind-boggling to think how this structure has stood the test of time--a testament to its solid construction and the dedicated preservation efforts of the Norwegian people. It is exciting to imagine the thousands of people that must have crossed its threshold over the centuries. One can see how Viking mythology (dragons... More

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not only the church itself, which is already a fine piece of History, but the whole road trip from Bergen was outstanding, as Norway is probably on the top 5 best landscape ever Borgund Stave Church is definitely worthy to see, and a young student will tell you the whole story about it

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you have a car, and is anywhere near the Lærdal area, GO TO THIS CHURCH!! This piece of architecture is nothing like I have ever seen before! The pictures do not justify what this building is like. The detail around the church is just amazing and as it sits alongside a quiet road and in between the valleys -... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had been to this place at the end of March 2013. The journey to this place was an awesome experience. This is an UNESCO Protected church. Once you go there you can see 2 churches the old and the new church. Masses and prayers happen in the new church and the old church is open to visitors only during... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Borgund Stave Church is unusual to say the least and is nothing like anything I have seen anywhere else in the world. It is situated in a pleasant picturesque valley off the main road and is certainly an interesting piece of architecture. It claims to be over 800 years old and one must ask how come it is still... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is one that make flying halfway around the world all worthwhile. 800 years old and still standing, while similar ones around Europe fell. Talk about extreme craftsmanship and ancient architecture wisdom! Not the most spectacular churches in Europe but certainly the most memorable one.

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went on a Norwegian cruise in June, and one of the main things we had wanted to see while in the country was the Borgund Stave Church. While our ship was in Flåm, we figured out the bus system and made the scenic trip to Borgund, which included a short stop in Lærdal, a picturesque and historic little village,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Borgund Stave Church is large and one of the best examples of churches of this kind. It is situated in a small river valley in an open field, which lends to it's impressive demeanor. the museum is very informative and has many good displays and information. The inside of the church is impressive in it symmetry and it's simple... More

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