Borgund Stave Church, Laerdalsoyri

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#1 of 21 in Historic Sites in Sogn og Fjordane
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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. Arrange your visit to Borgund Stave Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Laerdalsoyri using our Laerdalsoyri trip itinerary tool.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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