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Address: Jotunheimen, Lom 2686, Norway
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+47 61 21 73 38
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The Lom stave church was timber dated to 1158. The church is still in use...

The Lom stave church was timber dated to 1158. The church is still in use as the main church in Lom. Inside the church you will find a large collection of paintings from the 1700s and a lot of beautiful acanthus carvings. Over time the church has been rebuilt and enlarged several times, something one can see clear traces of. When the church was restored first in the 70'ies, there was an opportunity for extensive excavations. It was made ​​several interesting findings of pilgrimage brand, rune staves, parchment documents and the largest total of coins found in Norway of 2,245 coins.

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Stave churches are common in Norway but differ in quality and beauty. For a tourist, you should see at least one of the good ones outside and inside. Lom's stave church was a... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

Stave churches are common in Norway but differ in quality and beauty. For a tourist, you should see at least one of the good ones outside and inside. Lom's stave church was a good example. Beautiful and impressive, well preserved, with info-sheets in several languages (including Hebrew !)

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

We admired the external and internal wooden architecture, the altar and decor inside, walked around the well maintained graveyard and enjoyed the views of the town and river from the church ground. We appreciated the historical significance of the church built in 1160. Large car park available but can be busy. Lom is also a lovely place to visit with... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had our lunch in front of this church, while enjoying the view. We only walked around the church, and didn't go inside. It's worth stopping here.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The church has to be visited because it is well preserved and very rich decorated. It is a strange mix of Catholic wealth and protestant stiffness.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Passed and stopped early in the morning so no interior but exterior and bronze statues outside looked great.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Don't miss seeing this iconic Viking era wooden church. Not many of them left in Norway. The village of Lom is also a treat.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Stopped here on our tour of Norway. This is an original stave church dating back hundreds of years, not a reproduction like so many are in Norway. Absolutely beautiful construction. A guide gives you a 10 minute talk about the history of Stave churches. The village is next door and offers a grocery, restaurants. A river runs past the church... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

beautiful, unique church. Looks like taken from fairytale. Paperguides are available in many languages - also in ours, Hebrew- great advantage.

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Demanovska Dolina, Slovakia
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

beautiful wooden church in nice nature, very nice example of old nordic wooden architecture with soul ;)

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful church in the center of Lom. They provide information of the church in Dutch. Must see!

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