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Trondenes Church

Trondenesveien 128, Harstad 9400, Norway
+47 77 01 89 89
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A north Norwegian gem

The Trondenes district has a rich and important history. This was one of the significant Viking... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Harstad, Norway
Capture history, culture, magnificent scenery and peaceful power here!

It will take you a little time, money and effort to travel to the northern Norway but you will... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Edmonds, Washington
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The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250). The church is set in scenic surroundings and boasts several treasures and a beautiful interior. Guided tours by appointment available year-round.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Trondenesveien 128, Harstad 9400, Norway
+47 77 01 89 89
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Trondenes district has a rich and important history. This was one of the significant Viking seats in the north, like it was on the nearby Bjarkøy, Sand on Tjeldøy and Borg in Lofoten. This church is likely the third that was built on this...More

1  Thank seadragon99
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It will take you a little time, money and effort to travel to the northern Norway but you will remember your trip for the rest of your life. The past, present and future is captured here. Trondenes Church is 10 minutes out of Harstad, but...More

Thank celticgypsy
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Visiting this medieval church made me understand how long time people have been living in this area. The church itself is well worth a visit. Making it even more worth the effort is the history and remains of the Russian POW camp just next to...More

Thank hansvens
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

It is said to be the most important church site in the Middle Age in Northern Norway. The construction of the church started as early as at the end of the 1100s. The sagas recount that King Øystein build a wooden church at Trondenes in...More

3  Thank springbank
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is best visited with a guide to hear about the history of the place. This is also a great location for concerts. Be sure to walk in the grounds and follow the Stien langs sjøen or Coastal pathway. This will take you first north...More

Thank lim13
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a must see church for all beauty lovers. The altar has a large number of colorful wood figures of religious persons. In the main altar they separate from most churches I have seen. All three main figures are females, but they are holding...More

Thank JohnnyHagen
Reviewed 21 March 2017

To get photos in the church, you have to listen to a short service. Not much of a hardship. The fjord is on is stunning. There is also a museum nearby, which tells you about the Russian pows put to work by the Nazis during...More

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Nice on the inside, but for me the outside does it. Bring your camera, this place has lots of photo ops in all seasons of the year. I would also suggest a good pair of shoes, and take a short hick around the Church.

Thank Mattis78
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful stone church from 1440! Lots of history and artwork inside and out. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a pleasant visit, a nice church and lovely reception. Very picturesque for photos in the snow.

Thank KLS2602
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