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The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250). The church is set in scenic surroundings and boasts several treasures and a beautiful interior. Guided tours by appointment available year-round.
We reached this using the number 12 bus which seems to go every hour. Check that the church is open before you go if you want to see inside, though the outside is really interesting and there is a graveyard with various types of markers...More
Despite much of Harstad being already closed for the tourist season we were delighted to find the church open. The depth of the walls, the wonkyness and age of the building impressed particularly as most of the rest of the area was either a slave...More
This lovely stone church dates from the 11th century. It is the northernmost medieval church in the world. The altar is particularly of interest as even through the reformation it maintained the original altar and so the carvings of Mary and the saints are still...More
I saw it at first Glance: Most of the well shaped wooden figures on the Altar were Female (Maria etc). This is just one interesting aspect of this tiny medieval Church in northern Norway. Situated right outside of Harstad it is well worth a visit....More
Visited with Hurtigruten group we had a small service which was good.and enjoyed.
((The only regret we were note told about this before visiting. and some people get offended.)) Who are in one of the most northerly churches this old in Norway.
Great location well...More
A nice mix of catholic and protestant beliefs set in striking surroundings on the waterfront. This is a place of worship for more than a thousand years and you really feel the weight of history just by sitting outside church watching and taking in the...More
We visited this church as part of our Vesteralen trip with Hurtigruten. It is beautiful inside but we had to sit through a psalm reading, singing and hymns which is fine if you believe we are aethesists so had we know would not of gone...More
In this part of the world, a lot of things are referred to as the northernmost this or that. From a distance, it is a plain white building in a picturesque location. From the door knocker for sanctuary seekers to the stunning altarpieces, its lengthy...More