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Grip Stave Church, Kristiansund

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Grip Stave Church is a historic stave church in the fishing village of Grip in Kristiansund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the small island of Grip about northwest of the city of Kristiansund in the Norwegian Sea. The church is part of the Kristiansund parish in the Ytre Nordmøre deanery in the Diocese of Møre.With only one nave that is long, wide, and high, it is one of Norway's smallest churches. The priest no longer lived in the parish after the year 1635, but regularly visited the island. Grip has been an annex to Kristiansund parish since 1967.Located in a now deserted fishing village, the church is only used in the summer season, when both summer residents and tourists attend services every third Sunday, led by a priest from Kristiansund.HistoryThe church was built in about 1470 at the island's highest point, about above sea level. The church is of the Møre type, being structurally similar to the larger Kvernes and Rødven stave churches. Because of the barren nature of the island, there is no cemetery on the church grounds, and bodies had to be buried elsewhere, in the cemetery of Bremsnes Church, over away over open sea.
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  • Grip is ok. Small but interesting. A 1.5 hr stop is a bit too long, but if you're here you should see the church; one of the oldest in Norway with interesting drawings on the walls.  more »
  • Take the trip with Gripskyss. The trip takes about 4-5 hours to/with landligge. Buy tickets at the pier in the middle of Kristiansund and take the boat from the same place.
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  • Great boat ride out to Grab, an exciting wooden houses out in the ocean and not the least Grip stave church that appears to be a piece of jewelry far out into the sea
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  • Must see when in Kristiansund. Get there by boat every summer.
  • Very interesting history and simple but beautiful interior
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