Borgund Stave Church

Borgund Stave Church, Laerdalsoyri

Borgund Stave Church
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JKristian
Oslo, Norway329 contributions
A must see when in the Lærdal valley
May 2021 • Couples
Borgund Stave Church was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name "stave church." This is the best kept example of a stave church anywhere, and a "must see" when visiting the Lærdal valley.
Written 16 May 2021
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
Very commercial
Aug. 2020
It is a fantastic stave church- We have been here before so this time we just wanted to stop for a cup of coffee, to use the restroom and view the church from the outside. To use the restroom and to get into the cafe we had to pay admission. That was very dissapointing so we bought our coffee somewhere else. If you haven`t seen the church before, it is amazing
Written 27 August 2020
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rtplf
Bergen, Norway33 contributions
Fantastic
Aug. 2020 • Couples
An original stave church that is one of its kind. Nearby there is also a visitor senter with light refreshments. Do not drive past this church.
Written 24 August 2020
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baymontsvp
West Bend, WI275 contributions
Picturesque Old Church
Oct. 2019
This church is NOT a typical European Cathedral! Built in 1180 during the time of the Black Death, this was a wooden church built by a seafaring people. Inspite of its imposing exterior size it is incredibly small on the inside. Well worth the visit and stop at the museum too.
Written 20 January 2020
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cindyp_nola
New Orleans, LA516 contributions
Borgund Stave Church is so cool
Sep. 2019
Visiting the Borgund Stave Church was like stepping back 800 years in time. So well preserved and interesting to see. The church guides are a wealth of knowledge and speak excellent English.
Written 16 October 2019
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Yael E
1 contribution
An extraordinary ancient church
Nov. 2018
An extraordinary ancient church, made all from wood, and the walk along the kings road to it is well worth it.
Written 12 October 2019
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TangoGrenoble
Grenoble19 contributions
Dangerous products sold by the visitor center
Aug. 2019
This notice concerns the shop of the visitor center.
Apart from the fact, already unpleasant, that you must have bought the entrance ticket to the church to be able to access the shop, the products that were sold to me were of poor quality, even dangerous. These were two mugs decorated with black stylized reindeer on a white background and proudly marked "designed in Norway". From the first use with hot water one of the mugs cracked on its full height and the handle of the other unglued from the cup. Products very disappointing for a visitor center and poor image of "Norwegian" products.
Written 12 October 2019
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Pahov
Rotterdam, The Netherlands26 contributions
Heritage worth a visit
Aug. 2019 • Family
The Heritage centre of Borgund consist of the stave church itself which can be seen from the road. If you buy tickets you're allowed the entrance of the church. The church itself is very small, but being inside of this building, realizing how old it is, is an experience. No information though is shown on the site itself, so all info needed ti fully appreciate the visit is derived from the shop across the road where you can buy the tickets. Have been here many times, but disappointing was to have to buy tickets upon entrance of the shop/small exhibition. If you want to go to visit the church itself, you pay for being able to go to the shop (!), the small restaurant (!), toilet (!) and the small exhibition. In my humble opinion not worth the entrance fee if you just want to visit the church itself, hence my low rating.
Written 9 October 2019
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Cindy P
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada109 contributions
Amazing Viking Church
Sep. 2019
They did know how to build them 800 years ago. This is the last original stave church that has not burned down and it was amazing to see. They are very plain but people went there to worship not be fanciful. The woodwork is intricate and its hard to believe it was all done by hand.
We loved it
Written 22 September 2019
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bbuffington
Chicago, IL187 contributions
Loved this visit
Aug. 2019
Definitely a must when in Norway! This church has so much history and character. It is amazing walking around it and seeing the names of parishioners carved into the door of the church. We had a guided tour, which I appreciated very much and also saw the "new" church next to it. Beautiful.
Written 30 August 2019
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