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Borgund Stave church

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  • Restaurant

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Description

Built around 1180 and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches in Norway. Some of the finest features are the lavishly carved portals and the roof carvings of dragons's heads. The stavchurches are Norway's most important contribution to world architecture and Norway's oldest preserved timber buildings.
"UNIQUE VIKING FINDS" - new permanent exhibition opening 15th of May. Presenting Viking Finds.

VISITORS CENTRE - The Center offers exhibitions about the history of stave churches in Norway and their role in the Middle Ages. Restaurant, souvenir shop and quiet rom.

Borgund Stavechurch is situated at Historic Route. Combine a walk on Vindhellavegen with Sverrestigen for a splendid rounddtrip !(1.5 hour .
It is easy to reach Borgund stavechurch and Historic Route by public transport (bus) from Lærdal. You can also rent a bike in Lærdal and bike to the church (25 km).

Green travel

Borgund Stave church has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:

Eco-lighthouse Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism Green travel

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • food/refreshments
    • restaurant
    • toilet
    • other times open by arrangement
  • Classification

    • Ancient monument
    • eco-lighthouse

Categories

  • Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments
  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries

Hours

5/1/2013 - 6/10/2013
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6/11/2013 - 8/21/2013
Mon - Sun
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8/22/2013 - 9/30/2013
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Borgund Stave church

Built around 1180 and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave...

Borgund Stave church

Source: Visitnorway

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