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Address: Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
Phone Number: +47 5767 8840
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The Holy Grail of Norwegian Landmarks

Even though we had booked a fjord cruise on the other side of Norway, there was no way I was going to Norway and not seeing the Borgund Stave Church. So I tacked extra days onto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Even though we had booked a fjord cruise on the other side of Norway, there was no way I was going to Norway and not seeing the Borgund Stave Church. So I tacked extra days onto our trip and had us flying into Oslo and taking the Norway in a Nutshell tour to Bergen with an overnight stop in Flam... More 

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Agde, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This church is probably the most striking of all the extant stave churches in Norway, with its multiple dragon adornments on the gables. Inside it is less impressive than Urnes church, but still fascinating to observe the construction. Across the road, and part of the same entrance fee, is a visitor centre with a really interesting exhibition about the stave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Official visitor hours can be somewhat limited, but get there early before it technically opens to avoid other tourists and capture the perfect picture of this iconic stave church.

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York, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Borgund Stave Church is fascinating to see! The contrast between the old and the new is striking and the hiking trails behind the church are gorgeous and a lovely place to walk. The "museum" is also a fascinating and must see before going out to see the Stave Church as it explains and shows how and why the Stave churches... More 

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Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Pictures don't really do it justice. This church was spectacular and one of the highlights of my stay in Norway. I didn't get to go outside but touching the outside and getting a great view was plenty. It's spectacularly preserved and a magnificent sight to see in person. If you can I highly, highly suggest checking this out.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful church with a beautiful story followed by the stunning surroundings . Hire a guide and you will have much more knowledge about this particular building . There is of course a "gift shop" in the extension. But a nice new experience to see something that is really special. The guide tour lasts no longer than 30 minutes, but you... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We drove here in a rental car from Flam. It was an easy drive although I think we should have taken the snow road. The church is in a pretty setting next to another church and a cemetery along a country road. Inside is very well preserved. Admission is charged to visit the stave church. There is museum across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I spent three months living in Norway whilst working and during that time visited this beautiful historic norweigan church ... Very well preserved beautifully maintained breathtaking xxx

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really enjoyed seeing this stave church and the adjacent stave church museum. Borgund is small inside with only 1 window. You are not allowed to use a flash for photos, but the helpful guide used his flashlight so I could take photos of the altar painting. The guide also showed us some medieval graffiti. I became fascinated with the... More 

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Frillesas, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Borgund Stave Church is one of the oldest and has been carefully renovated to its former "glory". Since there are only 28 of these churches left in Norway, it is well worth a visit. Fascinating building technique. Be sure to look up and see the dragons. Old Viking symbols on a Christian church! There is an entrance fee that you... More 

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Address: Address: Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
Phone Number: +47 5767 8840
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Laerdal Municipality

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