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Sakshaug old church - Medieval Church in Inderøy

  • Sakshaugvegen 29, Inderøy
  • +47 74401716
  •  /  km From You
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Sakshaug Old Church is a large church in relation to the other medieval churches in the county. The ship is 21 m long and 12.5 m wide. The choir is 8 m long and 9 m wide. The ship is the oldest part of the church, built in Romanesque style around the mid 1100s.

Stone cutter marks show that artisans from Nidaros Cathedral has helped to build the church. One of Scandinavia's oldest Gothic arches can be found here. The interior is from the 1600s. Both the northern and southern portal is richly decorated with masks and heads.

The church went out of use in 1871, when a new church was erected nearby. Two years later all the wood was removed from the building, turning the church into an impressive ruin. The parish gave this to Fortidsminneforeningen that same year.
A great collective effort by the members of Fortidsminneforeningen and intensive fund raising led to the complete restoration of the church which was consecrated again in 1958.

For more inforamtion or to arrange a guided tour of the church, please contact:
Aud Karin Holmern, tlf: +47 922 96 950

Member of the Golden Road.


  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Innherred Reiseliv

General

Accessibility
  • Adapted for disabled
Effort level
  • Easy
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Coastal area
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • All year
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Forest hiking
  • Guided trips
  • Hiking
  • Historical walk
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Nature trail
  • River fishing
  • Sea fishing
Biking
  • Bike rental
  • Bike route/tour
  • Biking
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
Cross-country skiing
  • Marked cross-country ski trails
Fishing
  • Fishing license required
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • River fishing
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Green Travel
The Sakshaug old church - Medieval Church in Inderøy has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Inderøy, Norway
The latitude and longitude
63° 52' 30" N / 11° 16' 5" E
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