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Stodle Church

Stodle | A key to the church can be checked out at the Fogel Fonix Hotel in Etne., 5590, Norway
+47 53 77 11 70
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An Ancient Church Surrounded by Ancient Viking Artifacts - Worth a short detour from Route 134

The first part of this church goes back to the first conversion of the Vikings to Christianity. The... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
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In Stodle, as at Grindheim, we are able to observe the connection between the church, cemetery and a pre-Christian burial ground. The long church was the Viking chieftain Erling Skakke's private chapel from about 1160. The stone section was built in Romanesque style, and the timbered nave was extended around 1650. An altarpiece and a crucifix from 1636 can also be found here. The baroque pulpit dates from about 1600 and the two church bells from the Middle Ages. In front of the church is a burial mound and stone monument. On the edge of the large Stodle terrace, with its magnificent view over Etne parish and the fjord, about 15 burial mounds remain today. These were erected for the people of Stodle farm, and excavated finds bear witness to continuous habitation from the Bronze Age to the Viking Age, a period lasting some 2000 years. Helgaberget (Holy Rock) at Stodle is covered with rock carvings. Information board. Ample parking. Open Sundays: 19.00-13.00. For guided tours, please contact Church office, tel. 53 77 11 70.
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5 Dec 2016
“An Ancient Church Surrounded by Ancient Viking Artifacts - Worth a short detour from Route 134”
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Stodle | A key to the church can be checked out at the Fogel Fonix Hotel in Etne., 5590, Norway
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The first part of this church goes back to the first conversion of the Vikings to Christianity. The Vikings have burial mounds and "pagan" monuments on this site so the Christians chose a sacred Viking site for their sacred Christian site. The church is kept...More

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