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Borgund Stave Church
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a triple nave wooden church, one of the most beautiful and well preserved of the stave churches we saw on our trip. To see it, you park at the visitor center across the road and buy a ticket. They give you a little sticker to put on your jacket that lets you go inside the church, plus the ticket allows you see to see the exhibits about stave churches inside the visitor center. There are also a café and restrooms at the visitor center (no ticket needed). From the visitor center, you cross the road to see the church, which is surrounded by a surprisingly pretty graveyard. You don’t need to buy a ticket if you don’t want to go inside the church, but given its condition, if you only went inside one stave church in Norway, this should be the one.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Borgund Stave Church is purportedly the only Stave Church recreated with the original material that was used when it was first built. It was built after the waning of the Vikings and where they became Christians. Symbolism’s from the Viking era could still be found from the motifs (carving) of the church. Really worth a visit for a relic of the past.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Without a guide it is not so easy to contextualise and understand the expetional things about a stave church. The museum is good, and helps to compensate this. Here you can learn about this particular church as well as stave churches in general.

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164Tanna, Manager at Borgund Stave Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Many thanks for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed our museum. Kind regards

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

If you are driving from Oslo to Bergen, or in reverse, make it a point to figure in the time for this side trip. This is an incredible example of folklore, faith and art. This ancient wooden church is a marvel. Not making the side trip to admire it, especially in good spring/summer weather is a big miss! There is a great welcome center/café. You can use the toilets here. There is outdoor seating for enjoying a snack or a drink in good weather. The entrance fee of 100NOK allows you to access the inside of the church and walk through the small exhibit on the church, at the welcome center.

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164Tanna, Manager at Borgund Stave Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy you enjoyed Borgund stave church!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We stopped briefly here on our bus tour. It is a cool, old church. There is also a gift shop nearby. Take coins for the restroom if you don't buy a ticket to see the church from the outside. Quick stop and off we went.

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