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Hopperstad Stave Church

Vik, 6893, Norway
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Absolutely fascinating!

This is another great and fascinating examples of the Stave Churches in Norway. It is located in an... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GiuseppeDiPinto
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Barcelona, Spain
Fascinating!

The Stave Church in Vik is a fine example of the stave churches in Norway constructed in the early... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Chambesy
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another great and fascinating examples of the Stave Churches in Norway. It is located in an amazing scenario and it is 'a must' to be visited in the area. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The Stave Church in Vik is a fine example of the stave churches in Norway constructed in the early 11th century. We hesitated about visiting churches farther away from Bergen that are more famous but found that the Vik church was the right choice. There...More

1  Thank Chambesy
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Seeing a stave church in its original setting (rather than just the open air museum with reconstruction in Oslo) is a must for anyone's visit to Norway. This stave church in Vik is so serene and majestic, worth a visit! We stayed in Stalheim and...More

3  Thank Jamie K
Reviewed September 3, 2016

There is a fee to go in this church, but it was worth it. We got a guided tour from a young man who was very good at answering all our questions. It is amazing that this building has been around so long and thankfully...More

1  Thank jetsaver
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We hopped on an early morning ferry from Balestrand (left at 7:50 am). 15 minutes later we were in Vik. After an easy 20 minute walk that took us though a pleasant town and some farmland, we came to the Hopperstad Stave Church. The church...More

3  Thank personofleisure
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised that the Stave Church opened at 9am, rather than 10am during the summer. Note that you must buy tickets to get inside the Church, which we found well worth the money since the attendant pointed out the features. We enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Roadrunner5527
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

While in Norway I wanted to see a real Stave church in its original surrounding - so while in Balestrand we took the time. After a short jet across the Fjord on the very busy Bergen ferry, we and three others all walked off. It...More

2  Thank Jeff K
Reviewed July 6, 2016

We were staying over in Balestrand and took the early morning (~8am) Norled express ferry over to Vik. Some of the other reviewers have claimed that there isn't much to do in Vik that early in the morning and their reviews weren't too far from...More

3  Thank AmandaZona
Reviewed May 27, 2016

It was my first, and for this trip, only stave church. After reading about the construction of 1000 of these across Scandinavia with only 28 surviving, I had invested a lot of faith in the fact that this would be a beautiful visit. It was!...More

3  Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed September 2, 2015

With its dark, almost blackened facade, this historic church stands out in the Vik valley. The top gracefully sharpens into a point like a spear. The inside feels medieval, and there are gravestones just outside it.

1  Thank chris_explorer
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