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Beautifully restored Stave Church with original carved details

Hopperstad Stave Church is nestled in a valley, surrounded by forests and agricultural land with... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Tullamoretraveller
,
Midlands
Fascinating!

Unique wooden Stave church built around 1100 AD beautifully restored. Well worth it to have tour... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Jzjsolo
,
Saskatchewan, Canada
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Vik, 6893, Norway
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Hopperstad Stave Church is nestled in a valley, surrounded by forests and agricultural land with some beautiful vistas. Restored with various additions during the centuries, the church is architecturally dramatic upon approach. Original church from the 12th century and it still contains some of the...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Unique wooden Stave church built around 1100 AD beautifully restored. Well worth it to have tour guide to explain history and detailed explanation of church and architecture. Features I thought were interesting were a) the small holes where people could stand and be able to...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of 28 remaining wooden churches that has been beautifully restored. The entrance fee may seem high but is worth the price you pay. There was a scientific crew when we visited who were scanning a piece inside the church to determine its...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this church primarily because there was an employee inside to answer questions (in English) & explain what we were looking at--very valuable! I don't know if they always have someone inside providing that service, though.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Dated from 11.40, built of wood and set in very attractive surroundings. There are many interesting features including its Catholic origins, a canopy with a Madonna or saint figure, paintings depicting the Nativity, small peep holes for use by pregnant women who were not allowed...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We arrived at Vik via the morning ferry from Balestrand. It took us 20-25 mins walk across emerald green countryside and a "troll" bridge to get to this unique church. It is made entirely of wood, which sits on a foundation of stones and thus...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Nice tour of a Medieval Church. Very interesting both inside and out. It is a beautiful church and well-worth stopping.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This medieval wooden church is a rare gem. There's another one very close to this one. Must see!!!! Historic stave church. Few remain.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The carpentry work of this church is amazing. Definitely worth a side trip to go see while you are in Norway. We didn't know that much about the history of these churches and the fact that so few are remaining- all but two in Norway.

Thank Staci S
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We arrived just as a tour bus pulled up. So we walked up a beautiful foot path to the stone church built on 1170, Hove Steinkyrkje. The season had not yet started so the church wasn't open, but the views were amazing and the church...More

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