Ringsaker church, built around 1150, is one of Norway's lagers and most authentic medieval churches. It also boasts a position among the only 5 remaining basilica-churches in the country. The precursor of Ringsaker church was most likely raised during king Olav Haraldsson's (The Holy Olaf) stay in "Opplandene" in 1021. We know very little about this older church, but historians believe it was constructed as a stave church.
Ringsaker church as we know it today was raised in three phases. The oldest part which consists of the basilica including the nave, aisles and a choir smaller than the current one, is estimated to date back to 1150. The transepts and expansion of the choir war carried out nearing the end of the 12th century.
The church is open for visitors during the summer with guides available every day.
- Opening hours in 2020: Starting June 23rd until August 10th, Ringsaker church is open from 8am to 3pm.
Guided tours are available to groups all year around. Please contact us to schedule your visit: firstname.lastname@example.org