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Lærdal

Borgund Stave church

Borgund Stave Church is a unique example of impressive medieval architecture and is a distinctive landmark on the tourist route to Lærdal.

Most distinctive Stave Church in Norway

Borgund Stave Church in Lærdal was 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 stave churches are Norway's most important contribution to world architecture and Norway's oldest preserved timber buildings. "UNIQUE VIKING FINDS" - 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.

The King's Road across Filefjell

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

Last updated: 02/07/2024

Source: Visit Sognefjord AS

Borgund Stave church

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