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Vågan Church is a parish church in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Kabelvåg on the island of Austvågøya. The church is part of the Vågan parish in the Lofoten deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. Seating about 1200 people, this church is the largest wooden building in Northern Norway .Make Kabelvag Church a part of your Kabelvag vacation plans using our Kabelvag trip itinerary planner.
This has been a church site since the 12th century. Lofoten's first church was built there during the time of King Øystein Magnusson. Five or six different churches have been built on the same area of today's church over the last 900 years. One former church was moved to Værøy in 1799 (see Old Værøy Church). The present church (nicknamed Lofoten Cathedral) was built in 1898 to be large enough to accommodate all the fishermen who came to Kabelvåg each season. The church was designed by Carl J. Bergstrøm in the Gothic revival style. When the Lofoten cathedral was completed, the "old church" was still located just across the road, and that church was demolished in the summer of 1900.
Kabelvag Church Reviews
We were in the area (Hurtigruta stop) and saw this church on the horizon. Turned out to by a nice walk from the harbor and an interesting wooden church constructed at the turn of the century. Worth a.... more »
While the outside is impressive to see, it is not worth going in. You have to pay 4€ to see a very sober interior which you might aswell check on photos as it does not awe you. more »
We were trying to visit the church. Unfortunately it was closed on constitutional day. Even though we tried again on next day and it was also closed. So I can't say much about the inside but the surrounding was quite peaceful apart from the traffic on the main road. Ensure the opening time before you go to the church.
An interesting church, without too much fast, but beautiful. Worth a visit.
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