World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Borgund Stave Church

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Trondelag, Norway.

Photo of Borgund Stave Church
Photo by flickr user niky81
Pin It

The best preserved of Norway's 28 stave churches, this medieval wooden church was built at the end of the 12th century.  Borgund may have perhaps been built on the sight of another church or an old pagan temple.  It is different from other stave churches of its time because it is mostly free from the post-Reformation era decorations, except for the pulpit and altarpiece.  A medieval square-shaped baptismal font made of soapstone has been a survivor of the many centuries.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Mini Europe

    Around the corner from the Atomium lays this gem of a park. 350 of Europe's best known (and not so well known) monuments and at…

  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal tour is not only about the seeing the mausoleum in white marble, but also its surroundings, especially the Taj Garden…

  • Eiffel Tower

    Originally built for the 1889 World Fair, this structure was designed to incorporate the advancement of metallurgy in construct…

Nearby Experiences

  • Vegaøyan -- The Vega Archipelago

    A cluster of dozens of islands centred on Vega, just south of the Arctic Circle, forms a cultural landscape of 103,710 ha, of w…

  • Frøya

    Outermost island off the coast of Trøndelag, boasting over 5000 islets and skerries, populated by seals and sea eagles. Ideal f…

  • Lovund

    Puffins are Lovund's most famous residents.  They reside on the island's rocky northern slope where they have a nice view scoop…

Related links

Contribute to this page