Borgund Stave Church, Laerdal Municipality

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Sogn og Fjordane
Built around 1180, Borgund Stave Church serves as Norway's best-preserved example of a medieval stave church. The name of this type of church originates from the its distinct architecture made up of vertical wooden boards, called staves. Notice the mix between Viking influence and early Christian symbolism, like the dragon carvings on the roof and the cross above the entrance. Keep an eye out for ancient runes written along the walls. Enter the church to view the ornate wooden carvings within, and then head to the visitor center to see exhibits related to the history of stave churches in Norway. You'll pay a small fee to see outside exhibits. Put Borgund Stave Church into our Laerdal Municipality trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Good overall balance in Norway starvechurch, from the roof to the HEA of golstvechurch surely growing Dragon decorations can be open-air museum in Oslo and built than the apparent interest pretty staff. Japan-language brochure provides a detailed commentary is interesting. On the other hand only altar paintings about interior decorating. I think, here should come in the the purpose seems to be the Vikings look to enjoy the amazing decorations inside what is starvechurch other.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Totally awesome in every way possible. I am a historian and stave churches are my favorite things. Middle age in itself is of great interest to me. Borgund is a huge and wonderful to see and experience. Creeds to fortidsminneforeningen ❤ ️
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  • August 15, 2017
    Quietly nestled in the wilderness of presence of a church. Was I would be feeling. Visitor Center in fact, abounds in many vehicles, and tourists in the parking lot. I feel that wooden church is impressive from the outside, so personally while away too good?.
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  • May 28, 2017
    A must stop if you are in the area! Not worth paying to go inside though, but make sure to walk through the museum in the reception center. Also a great cafe there that's perfect for a quick stop. Clean restrooms and small gift shop.
  • May 30, 2017
    From outside very beautiful and unique! To go inside you have to pay.
  • April 16, 2017
    Beautiful northern church with a couple of nice walking routes surrounding it. Hard to reach if not using a car.
  • May 26, 2017
    Pure beauty.
  • April 21, 2017
    Beautiful church.. Amazing experience

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