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The Olav-church ruin

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The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland
The Olav-church ruin Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland

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The Olav church ruin (Skeidi church) are the ruins of a stone church built before 1150 in Bamble.

The church was probably about four feet longer than the ruins suggests, and was Telemark's largest stone church in earlier times.
It had a number of unusual building features, including lektorium and a separate room for worldly goods, which today is called "the Maria Chapel".

Probably the church was the main church in Grenland, a kind of "county church", and had probably the highest status of all churches in the area.

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The Olav-church ruin - Photo: Marit Kleppe / VisitGrenland

The Olav-church ruin

The Olav church ruin (Skeidi church) are the ruins of a stone church built before 1150 in Bamble. The church was probably about four feet longer tha...

The Olav-church ruin

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Tourist information for Grenland

The tourist information office in Skien will help you plan your trip and book accommodation and activities in the Grenland area.

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Grenland offers a wide range of restaurants serving everything from international food to traditional Norwegian farmhouse cooking.

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Where to stay in Grenland

Grenland offers a wealth of accommodation options: hotels, bed and breakfasts, private apartments, cabins and even a lighthouse.

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Grenland has several waterparks and an indoor play centre. Take a trip on the Telemark Canal, join a fjord cruise or cycle along the coast.

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