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Kaupanger Stave Church

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Address: Kaupanger 6854, Norway
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A fine example of a stave church.

Did not go into the building as you have to pay to go in and it gets expensive to keep paying to go in these churches, but took some photos from outside.

Reviewed September 3, 2016
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

A wee gem set in some of the finest scenery i have ever seen . Nice quick ferry trip across . Quite a steep walk up too the church but well worth it. I didnt manage inside as it was winter but loved it just the same.

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London
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

This is the biggest stave church in Sogn and has been in continuous use as a parish church for more than 850 years. The body of the church is supported by 22 wooden staves, the largest number found in any stave church.

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1 Thank happygirlLondon
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 9, 16 and 19 year old chlidren. We took a guided tour given by a student that works there during his holidays and he was very knowledgeable and interesting

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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

Did not go into the building as you have to pay to go in and it gets expensive to keep paying to go in these churches, but took some photos from outside.

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1 Thank jetsaver
plymouth
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Small wooden church. You have to pay to enter. Buy entrance tickets across the road in cultural centre. We took photos from the churchyard.

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1 Thank narzie
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

There are several of these churches in the area, but the others are quite touristy. This one is not visited as much, but it's just as beautiful. Take your time strolling around and viewing it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

My friends and I stopped at the Kaupanger stave church on our journey down Sognefjorden. The Church is beautiful and our guide spent a great deal of time chatting with us and telling us stories. The topics ranged not only the Kaupanger stave church but Stave Churches in general, and some local History about Kaupanger and the surrounding area. I... More 

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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We arrived a bit after 10. The entrance fee is announced at the church and you have to go 150m to get the tickets. The guide explained very well the history and new a lot about Norvegian and European history. A very disappointed thing happened when 2 wheel chair users wanted to access the church. No wooden slope available. "... More 

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Christoffer K, Daglig leder at Kaupanger Stave Church, responded to this review

We are thankfull for your comments regarding access for disabled people. We do have equipment so disabled people can enter the church (however, the guide was not informed about this, which we truly are sorry for!) Best wishes Christoffer Knagenhjelm More 

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Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice church, very old but maintained by the people who live there. There is a guide that will explain some things about the church. What it doesn't say anywhere, is that it costs you 90 NOK per adult to be allowed to enter the premises. It's a 20 minute uphill walk, but it's a nice view and we... More 

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Christoffer K, Manager at Kaupanger Stave Church, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, but it think this is about Urnes stave church and not Kaupanger. At Kaupanger you dont pay for visiting the premises (however, it cost 70,- NOK for adult to enter the stave church/180,- NOK for family ticket). There are also parking at Knaken café, close to the church. Se also https://no.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g190507-d321273-Reviews-Urnes_Stave_Church-Sogn_og_Fjordane_Western_Norway.html More 

Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

I am sooo biased... I love those stavkirker so it is difficult not to advise anyone to take a few minutes to have a look at it. The surroundings were as beautiful as expected as well :)

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