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Heddal Stave Church

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It is quite crowded

There are quite a lot of people in this place almost every time of the year. It is a good place to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Falun, Sweden
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Fascinating and Beautiful!

This is a must see! The architecture is amazing, the history is very interesting and it was nice to... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Elk River, Minnesota
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Heddalsvegen 412, Notodden 3676, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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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

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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

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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 Mari H
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

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

We don't have churches like this back home, Australia, and since arriving in Norway we've been stunned by the beauty and intricacy of these churches. This stave church in particular was one of the most beautiful and stunning. The grounds and surrounds make for a...More

1  Thank Nomeian
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We decided to go visit this church on our way to stay the night in Oslo - it's just off of the main road coming in from the West Coast of Norway. Heddal stave church is Norway's largest stave church and probably one of the...More

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Response from Andrew L | 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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