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Amazing Stave Church

Norway has done an incredible job of preserving history. This beautiful old Stave church sitting... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
7ContinentsExplored
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Visited with my adult daughters. Beautiful Stave church from the 12th century. Small admission... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Jzjsolo
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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The Lom stave church was timber dated to 1158. The church is still in use as the main church in Lom. Inside the church you will find a large collection of paintings from the 1700s and a lot of beautiful acanthus carvings. Over time the church has been rebuilt and enlarged several times, something one can see clear traces of. When the church was restored first in the 70'ies, there was an opportunity for extensive excavations. It was made ​​several interesting findings of pilgrimage brand, rune staves, parchment documents and the largest total of coins found in Norway of 2,245 coins.
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Jotunheimen, Lom 2686, Norway
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Norway has done an incredible job of preserving history. This beautiful old Stave church sitting in the valley is a fine example of the job they have done. History matters in Norway and it is amazing to me that you can visit a church that...More

Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited with my adult daughters. Beautiful Stave church from the 12th century. Small admission charge very worth it. The colours inside are so beautiful- blues, green, gold, reds - very Scandinavian colours. Very beautiful. There is a pamphlet available in your own language which helps...More

Thank Jzjsolo
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

You must stop and visit this magnificent old church. The small admission charge is worth it. The interior is as well preserved as the exterior. The old beams and painting and pews are a joy to look at. It is a visit I will remember...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Wow! What an amazing old 12th Century Church. You can go inside and get a pamphlet in your language and learn about this church. Very interesting walking around the gravestones too.

Thank Rhonda E
Reviewed 19 August 2017

There are only a handful of stave churches left in Norway and this is one of the best. A beautiful building that has been well maintained.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great explanation in own language, small but church in very good condition for the age. Good to have the explanation. Outside is great too, ask for the Colorado differences North and South side;-). Price is why it is not five stars

Thank fam H
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We passed through Lom and we liked the village, it's located in intersection, has a beautiful old church that is surrounded by a lovely river and there was an activity on the river my husband tried it and enjoyed it We eat vege pizza from...More

Thank Tahani A
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a must for any visitor to LOM, Norway. Make sure you pay to go inside. (Can not believe so many people just walked around it and did not go in.) The guide was full of information and spoke several languages. All you have...More

3  Thank HappyNorwegians
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This stave church is kind of unique. The surrounding area is pretty. The church has character and is nice inside. Recommended!

1  Thank Thor B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

As our tour group made a 1-hour stopover here, we came by this lovely wooden church for a visit built around the 12th century. The Stave Church is one of the few stave churches around the area. What made this church unique and special was...More

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bdorsey011
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It is a five minutes walk from the bus station - about 400 meters.
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