Undredal Stavkyrkje, Aurland Municipality

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Undredal Stave Church is a stave church in Aurland Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Undredal, on the shore of the Aurlandsfjorden. The church is part of the Undredal parish in the Indre Sogn deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin.The church is only 12by and has only 40 seats, making it the smallest stave church still in use in all of Scandinavia. The parish only includes one small, rather isolated valley, with only 116 parishioners, making it the second smallest parish in the Diocese of Bjørgvin.HistoryUndredal Stave Church was built in the middle of the 12th century, probably the year 1147. The church has been moved from different locations and reconstructed a few times. Around 1850, the building was extended to the west with the addition of a clock tower and porch. In 1913, there were plans to dismantle the church and move it to a museum in the village of Kaupanger (in Sogndal), but this never happened. Instead it was reconstructed in 1984 and underwent extensive maintenance work. Inside the church, the ceiling is decorated with biblical figures and angels.Media gallery
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  • This tiny gem is from the 1147 and can hold just 40 persons. White painted, it didn't look quite like many of the others, however it counts among the oldest, and I loved to stand in the tiny room insi...  more »
  • We did not come in even though we had ordered the opening and we were quite disappointed. We wandered around in the area instead.
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  • It is not as spectacular as some other stave churches, but it is worth to see if one is in the area when it is old. The trip to Undredal is in itself worth the visit. Great great place.
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  • Wonderful cheese, and distinctive stave church
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  • One of the smaller stave churches.
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  • Very quaint and super quiet
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