Grip Stave Church
Grip Stave Church
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In the middle of the island, protected by houses and on the island's highest point, you will find the little red stave church, standing as it has stood since appr year 1300. It has ever since been a meeting point in happy times and also in sad times. The altarpiece was donated by the Netherlands princess Elisabeth in gratitude for her rescue at sea by Norwegian sailors during a violent storm in 1515. The wall paintings date back to appr 1620.
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VBC
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
The island's stave church, restored, dates from the late 15th century. Beautiful to take pictures and very peaceful.
Written August 15, 2016
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Pål H
Northern Norway, Norway184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015
Probably the most interesting small island in Norway. No one live there any more, but use the place as week end residences. The church is situated between all the houses vecause they needed to protect it from heavy wather. Accessible by boat fro Kristiansund.
Written October 8, 2015
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Yngve F
Melsomvik, Norway45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This is a 'have to do' if you are in Kristiansund. Take a ferry to the Island of Grip and just enjoy. It is a previous small fishing community where there are still some people living. But mostly summerhouses now. A very small and very nice stave church and a small cafe that serves a few small things. Full of` history! Full of charm!
Written July 19, 2019
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Robbert67
The Hague, The Netherlands68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Grip is ok. Small but interesting. A 1.5 hr stop is a bit too long, but if you're here you should see the church; one of the oldest in Norway with interesting drawings on the walls.
Written July 12, 2017
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799kjo
Kristiansund, Norway34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Since we went here by private boat, we could visit the church without other guests. Impressive history of this small, but very important church.
Written April 11, 2017
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Ann_CatherineNorway
Oslo, Norway355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Went for a trip to Grip with my husband and 3 children aged 11, 12 and 15. The boat takes about an hour. Grip is a fascinating piece of Norwegian history, showing what life was like in the old days. A must to visit. The church is beautiful. Unrestored inside it is a unique experience.
Written July 24, 2016
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Einar B
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
This small, medieval, wooden stave church is found on the island of Grip, a half hour's boat trip due west of Kristiansund in Western Norway. It was built on the highest point on the main island, six meters above sea level. It was to be a place of worship as well as of refuge when the winter storms hit this once thriving fishing community. And the latter was needed; the entire community of wooden houses was washed away twice by monster waves and was also wiped out once by fire. Grip used to be the smallest municipality in Norway, with a population of less than 300. In the 20th century, however, residents moved to Kristiansund and Grip became part of that town (current population 25,000). Most of the families have kept their Grip residences as vacation homes and they are keeping them in good condition. They are painted in all the colors of the rainbow, and the little island is a very pretty sight when you arrive by boat. The ocean is still full of fish here, and if you bring some fishing equipment, you might well catch a few pollock, saithe or cod. Grip is a little out of the way, but it is well worth seeing and the daily boat service from the island of Innlandet in Kristiansund is efficient and comfortable.
Written October 26, 2014
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Thomas W
Holmestrand, Norway321 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The stave church at the Grip island is one of Norways 28 (or 29?) stave churches, and quite possible the smallest...

Written August 12, 2019
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mograg
Rindal Municipality, Norway5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Beautiful old stave church on Grip. Get the guided tour, so that you learn some of the islands history
Written July 18, 2018
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David M
East Lothian, UK272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We had a beautiful day for the trip from Kristiansund to the fascinating Grip Island. The captain took us on a tour of the island which was highly informative and really well delivered. It was so interesting to hear about the lives of people who has inhabited the island for over 1,000 years. In today's world of technology and high expectations it was humbling to hear about how tough the lives were of those who lived on the island.
Written August 23, 2016
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