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Trondenes Church

Trondenesveien 128, Harstad 9400, Norway
+47 77 01 89 89
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The northernmost medieval stone church in Europe

A nice mix of catholic and protestant beliefs set in striking surroundings on the waterfront. This... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Harstad, Norway
via mobile
Stone church

We visited this church as part of our Vesteralen trip with Hurtigruten. It is beautiful inside but... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
cambridge, United Kingdom
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The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250). The church is set in scenic surroundings and boasts several treasures and a beautiful interior. Guided tours by appointment available year-round.
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Trondenesveien 128, Harstad 9400, Norway
+47 77 01 89 89
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

A nice mix of catholic and protestant beliefs set in striking surroundings on the waterfront. This is a place of worship for more than a thousand years and you really feel the weight of history just by sitting outside church watching and taking in the...More

Thank tommykristoffersen
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We visited this church as part of our Vesteralen trip with Hurtigruten. It is beautiful inside but we had to sit through a psalm reading, singing and hymns which is fine if you believe we are aethesists so had we know would not of gone...More

Thank FloandStan
Reviewed 29 October 2017

In this part of the world, a lot of things are referred to as the northernmost this or that. From a distance, it is a plain white building in a picturesque location. From the door knocker for sanctuary seekers to the stunning altarpieces, its lengthy...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Trondenes district has a rich and important history. This was one of the significant Viking seats in the north, like it was on the nearby Bjarkøy, Sand on Tjeldøy and Borg in Lofoten. This church is likely the third that was built on this...More

1  Thank seadragon99
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It will take you a little time, money and effort to travel to the northern Norway but you will remember your trip for the rest of your life. The past, present and future is captured here. Trondenes Church is 10 minutes out of Harstad, but...More

Thank celticgypsy
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Visiting this medieval church made me understand how long time people have been living in this area. The church itself is well worth a visit. Making it even more worth the effort is the history and remains of the Russian POW camp just next to...More

Thank hansvens
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

It is said to be the most important church site in the Middle Age in Northern Norway. The construction of the church started as early as at the end of the 1100s. The sagas recount that King Øystein build a wooden church at Trondenes in...More

3  Thank springbank
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is best visited with a guide to hear about the history of the place. This is also a great location for concerts. Be sure to walk in the grounds and follow the Stien langs sjøen or Coastal pathway. This will take you first north...More

Thank lim13
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a must see church for all beauty lovers. The altar has a large number of colorful wood figures of religious persons. In the main altar they separate from most churches I have seen. All three main figures are females, but they are holding...More

Thank JohnnyHagen
Reviewed 21 March 2017

To get photos in the church, you have to listen to a short service. Not much of a hardship. The fjord is on is stunning. There is also a museum nearby, which tells you about the Russian pows put to work by the Nazis during...More

Thank D38lawn
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