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

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Viking art meets Christianity

A magical church, reflects the transition from Viking culture to Chistianity. Note the ancient wood carvings and inscriptions. Inside it's small, quite dark and full of mystery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A magical church, reflects the transition from Viking culture to Chistianity. Note the ancient wood carvings and inscriptions. Inside it's small, quite dark and full of mystery. The church was tarred recently and the special scent enhanced our experience. There is also an old stave bell tower - the only one left of its kind. The church is very small... More 

1 Thank Arielle L
Almere, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice church to visit. About 800 years old and one of the nicest Stave Kirke of the 26 remaining (use to be 1000). Tickets to be bought at the info centre.

Thank ikwilweg2015
Plouhinec, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Borgund Stave church challenges every 'Western' idea of religious architecture; it looks like a surreal wooden mountain, conventional church-building elements are barely visible in its compact and raw shape. The inside hides some of the most beautiful wooden carvings ever. And the landscape is of an overwhelming beauty. The church is much smaller inside than it looks on the... More 

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Jena, Tyskland
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Norway has only few of historical highlights (leave the vikings aside), but the stave churches belong to it. Signs of the early christianisation of norway they combine excellent wood processing skills along with history. ie. how they managed to combine christian signs along with early nature-religionious signs - just to get the people to join. It is a quiet place... More 

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Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stop @ the Borgund Save Church. One of the very few original constructions of This kind of Church. Full Access allowed, Nice visitor centre... Very Good.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking to see a Stave Church this one is a must see as they keep restoring it to its original beauty. 11th century church

Thank Doug M
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited about 5 Stave churches on our visit to Norway. We found this one to be our favorite. The condition of the church is excellent and the unique wood construction is something we have never seen before. The artistry and woodworking are wonderful. The construction methods and history are truly fascinating.

Thank Andy M
Stockholm, Sweden
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove there, parked our car near the office, and spent about 30 minutes to 1 hour there. Without going inside the church, you don't have to pay for anything. It was very nice already to walk around the church. If you want some hike, you can drive a bit further to the starting point of the trail.

Thank Danupon
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited the church today and here is some tips. You can park you car for free by the tourist information center. It's about 100-150 meters from the church. Then walk to the Church and take as many pictures as you want. It's completely free to get as close as 5 meters to it. However if you wish to... More 

Thank 180vadymm
Hoor, Sweden
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is situated approx five minute drive off the main E16 road. It is situated in the middle of a churchyard. It is surprisingly small but worth any minute of the stop. If it does for you to see it from the outside you may make some shots from behind the stone fence of the churchyard. The entry to... More 

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