Borgund Stave Church Cultural Heritage
World famous stave church in Lærdal
- Destination: Valdres
- Season: January-November
About Borgund Stave Church
In the small community of Borgund lays the stunning Borgund Stave Church. It’s one of the most distinctive and famous stave churches in all of Norway. Stave churches are characterized by the unique building style of their roofs, in which the galleries are stacked up upon each other. The church was built in 1180 by the apostle Andreas. Right beside the church is the visiting center, which contains exhibitions about the church’s religious influence in the middle ages. The exhibition “Unique Viking Discoveries” has artifacts from the Viking Age waiting for you to discover at the visitor center. Grab a coffee and a snack while enjoying the magnificent views of the church and the famous Vindhella road in the background.
The Borgund Stave Church and visitor center is the perfect starting point for hikes along many of the historic trails in the valley. The church is situated midway between the famous, well preserved Vindhella switchback road and Sverrestigen, both parts of Kongevegen (the Old King’s Road).
Adults: 90 NOK
Groups of minimum 15: 70 NOK
Family: 220 NOK
Student/child: 70 NOK
May 1st – June 10th, 10am – 5pm
June 11th – August 21st, 8am- 8pm
August 22nd – September 30th, 10am-5pm
Phone: +41 47 576 68 109
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