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Address: Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
Phone Number: +47 5767 8840
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Beautiful, old, fascinating

Such a beautiful piece of history and architecture. It was quite an experience to see something this old and yet so well kept. The museum next to it is also worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Natanya S
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful piece of history and architecture. It was quite an experience to see something this old and yet so well kept. The museum next to it is also worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting architecture on our side and all sorts of gems hidden inside. Worth doing with tour guide but if not be sir to have flashlight to see inside.

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New Jersey
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really cool. amazing how this was built so many years ago and is still there...All the constructions and material is made of trees! It's still standing! Take your time

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Because we visited the church outside of the tourists season, we had to arrange for a special tour. Our guide was the church grave digger, carpenter, bell ringer, protector, had been working there 35 years, and was the last to have a child baptized there. Really was a special treat. Very interesting, amazing, and unique place to visit. Can't believe... More 

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Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

excellent tourist facilities, easy to find. The scenery on the way is great (it's Norway right?!) Don't forget to grab a bite to eat and use the restroom before you leave. A great stop. The church itself is what you vision a stave church to be.

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Ardalstangen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

First of all, you must absolutely stop at this place, dont drive past it. There will be signs at the main road (E 16) when you are getting near it. And then turn your mind back 800 years befor you enter. All the constructions and material is made of trees groving at that time, not from dead stones like cathedrals... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Fantastic location in Lærdal and one of the most fascinating stave churches in Norway. The ground feels holy!

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Tough to wrap your head around the fact that this church has stood for 800 years. And it's all made of wood...wow. It is impossible to capture the experience in words. If you have an opportunity to visit, you would be remiss to pass it up.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Borgund Stave Church was built in the 12th century and can be seen from a distance as it is so different from the other buildings. It has tiered, overhanging roofs and four dragon heads on the corners. Inside it is quite dark bit peaceful and beautiful. It is really worth a visit.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This church has stood her for more than 800 years. It is made of about 2000 pieces of wood When one looks up in the church it resembles the inside frame of a ship. it is truly amazing that the wood has not rotted. It is truly a beautiful structure that withstood the test of time.

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