Urnes Stave Church, Ornes

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  • This is a must visit if you are staying in Solvorn. It is a short (and lovely) ferry from the tiny pier by historic Walaker Hotel. The church stands on the hill overlooking Fjord, an amazing view...  more »
  • Urnes is possibly the oldest and most outstanding representative of the stave churches. The church expresses in wood how structures of Romanesque architecture were designed. By the use of...  more »
  • We were staying in Solvorn so took the ferry across the fjord. Well worth a visit - we did the brief tour and then hiked up a bit past the church for a great view of the fjord. Very informational...  more »
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  • Oldest stave church in Norway. A historic site in UNESCO list. Good walking ground to explore. Nice little gift shop at the end of the road offers some reading materials and souvenirs about the church. It is historic, more about when it was built and how it was maintained throughout the years. Wonderful piece of Norway history. A must see if you happen to be in the area. The ride to the church is very nice as well with the view of the fiorjd...
  • Such a peaceful and relaxing place at the top of the hill... Reach history and beautiful view over the fjord. Really nice place to visit.
  • Would love to contribute to UNESCO place as Urnes Stave church is but 20EUR entrance? That is insane even on the end of the word place. Just in my mind how do you have to earn to be able to support such a thing? Anyway not seen the interior :-(.
  • Wow, you really get a sense of history when visiting this church! And the craftsmanship of people using only hand tools is astonishing. The church is only 1km from the ferry landing, but it is a steep uphill climb. The site is well worth the effort though.
  • Beautiful church in a very scenic location. It is really amazing to be standing in a building this old. The church had wonderful architecture and admission includes a guided tour that offers a little extra info but is mainly useful if you don't like reading the leaflet. Admission price is a little steep though.
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