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Nice Setting

This is a wonderful little stave church. It is in great condition and sits in a lovely setting. For... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
Nice to look at

I’m glad we visited this Stave Church. We were off season and it closes at the end of August, so we... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Kaupanger 6854, Norway
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

This is a wonderful little stave church. It is in great condition and sits in a lovely setting. For 70 NOK a local student will give a tour of the interior. It is a well preserved example of 12 th century Norwegian history

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I’m glad we visited this Stave Church. We were off season and it closes at the end of August, so we couldn’t go inside but interesting to see from the outside. Amazing how old these structures are! Plenty of parking - can’t comment on inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The administrators were rude and unhelpful. Parking was terrible. Seems all they care about here is the tour busses. Never go to this church visit the others.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Stave churches are a fascinating part of Norwegian history and culture. This church is a beautiful example. What is surprising is how small the interior of the church is. When viewing the stave church make sure to also look at the modern church which was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

There may be more spectacular stave churches seen from the outside, but Kaupanger has one of the most complete packages: the interior is mostly intact from 1140, the various stages of its centuries of active use are clearly discernible and tell an interesting story about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This is not to be missed. A wonderful church from the early 1100's in exceptional condition. There are guided tours led by knowledgeable local students, giving fascinating information about the construction of the church and the history of it's place in the local community

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We decided to visit the church on our tour of the area.. Kaupanger Stave Church is the largest stave church in the region. For a small fee, you can get a short tour with a guide of the inside which was very interesting. The church...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We made a brief stop here to see just the outside of this stave church. It’s plainer and simpler than the Borgund Stave Church, but it’s in a very pretty setting, and still in use as a parish church; in fact we arrived here just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We ferried across from Solvorn, which was a short and lovely ride. It's a good 20 min walk up to the church, uphill all the way. Steady gradient. The Church itself is stunning, and going inside was quite moving - something bout it being so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TGB777
Reviewed May 24, 2018

The Norwegians were slow to realise what treasures these ancient churches are. As communities developed they extended and modernised many churches or abandoned them and built new ones. I think there are only 18 Stave churches left in the whole country. They are not all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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