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Heddal Stave Church

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Incredibly beautiful! But remember there church is closed if you visit off season

Amazing architecture, amazing landscape, very beautiful! But you need to know that you can only see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
Amazing architecture

Very nice stopover. Church was just amazing. So sad about the attempted burning of it. restoration... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Barbara M
Stover, Missouri
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible0%
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“the main road”(4 reviews)
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Heddalsvegen 412, Notodden 3676, Norway
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Heddal is an impressive and the largest stave church of the 28 remaing in Norway. It has dragons heads as gargoyles and most of the outside walls and roofs reminds a dragon's scale. Its interior also combines traditional Viking and Christians symbols, with carvings and...More

6  Thank diogopcampos
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Heddal stave church (stavkyrke) is a beautiful old wooden church. The most beautiful I've ever seen that has a fairytale-feel. It's the largest among the remaining 28 stave churches in Norway and is said to be built sometime in the 1200's. The church kinda loooks...More

2  Thank joclaves
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All reviews stave church the main road an hour paintings on the walls covered walkway amazing architecture road trip well worth a visit buy the tickets entrance fee oslo cafe wood viking interior nok restoration
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing architecture, amazing landscape, very beautiful! But you need to know that you can only see the outside of the church if you visit the place off season.

Thank SSMH
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very nice stopover. Church was just amazing. So sad about the attempted burning of it. restoration has been done and looks excellent.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

There are quite a lot of people in this place almost every time of the year. It is a good place to visit though but be prepared of all the people. To be able to enter into the church you must buy a ticket. When...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see! The architecture is amazing, the history is very interesting and it was nice to have people in period costume to ask questions of. My ancestors attended here so it was a very special visit!

Thank 223maggie
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Definitely worthwhile driving here. The atmosphere, the smell, the architecture are all very special. For us, and we are no church goers, a real spiritual experience. A pity that the bar/ restaurant (where you buy the tickets to visit the church) do not allow dogs...More

Thank sosthen
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Iconic stave church, not the prettiest but definitely worth a visit. Ample parking and easy to find.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This church is just a masterpiece. Over 800 years old with all its pride and glory. Tickets can be bought for about 80 NOK i believe.

Thank enurweb
Reviewed June 9, 2018

This wooden church is situated on the road between Notodden and Rjukan, where most campers and hikers pass by. Also, it is easily accessible by bus. The landscape is eye-catching and this iconic church just spies it up. I recommend a short visit and enjoying...More

Thank Medelin_13
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We came on a sunday and the church was closed. We walked around outside and enjoyed the amazing building. It is a pretty interesting church to see and it is in a good condition.

Thank MariH823
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

This church is the oldest preserved wodden in Norway. This is the place you go if ur interested in culture of Norway.the actual church is soaked in tar and is ancient with wodden viking runes. Dont smoke around here if you cant handle open fire,...More

1  Thank kemmax
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Anna S
May 1, 2018|
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Response from WorldVoyager | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe you can make reservations - it's never so crowded that you won't be able to get in. When I was there, there were only a handful of people and no tour buses at all. It's small enough that even a big group... More
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