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What a pity...

Beautiful wooden church. But the visit was possible only from outside. It was supposed to be open... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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Stunning view, beautiful church. Must visit.

While we know that every Stave Church is different in its own way, this stave church is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Highway E16 | Lærdal, Laerdalsoyri 6886, Norway
+47 57 67 88 40
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All reviews stave church worth a visit visitor center gift shop small museum the main road entrance fee thousand years buy a ticket across the street wooden structure stunning surroundings pay admission two hours guide book snow road architectural gem
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful wooden church. But the visit was possible only from outside. It was supposed to be open at 10 am, but it was closed...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 195emanuelar
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

While we know that every Stave Church is different in its own way, this stave church is absolutely brilliant, so beautiful, no matter you view from which angle. Especially when you taking photos of it together with the surrounding landscape. Definitely a must visit. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Forevermui
Reviewed 28 September 2018

You need to enter through the museum then walk across the road to the church. If you can time it to avoid a tour bus load of people, there is plenty of space and time to walk around inside ( these stave churches are small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lonelobster
Reviewed 25 September 2018

If you are in Laerdal, you must visit Borgund Stave Church. It is beautiful, and you can almost feel the presence of the ancient church-crowd.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 77bjornS
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

For a place as fascinating as this, it's extremely hard to find any good info on how to get there. The cheapest option, bus, is not well written and limits your flexibility. What I find instead is a borgund and snow road tour on "Flam...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank iamapizza
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is not easy to get to, but if you can go see this. I was on a cruise ship and took the ship's tour to see this stave church. The drive to and from was fantastic, and the church itself is wonderful. The sense...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kimmersrenee
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is the 2nd stave church i saw (the first was Urnes) and Borgund is bigger and more impressive (albeit - not as old as Urnes) - the museum is also very informative about stave churches , the way you build them and data about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shahar L
Reviewed 10 September 2018

If you want to see a stave church and this is your only chance, it may be worth doing but there is not really a lot to see inside. I found the tombstones more interesting than the church; stave churches are very dark inside it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary Ellen B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Beautiful, perfectly preserved, it looks like it looked a millenium ago. The way Norway people take care of their patrimony is an exemple for everyone. It's not show off, the visitor center is great, unobstructive and interesting, you don't feel like you go in Disneyland....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BennyMunro
164Tanna, Manager at Borgund Stave Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. Tanna

Reviewed 30 August 2018

This 1100's stave church is quite a sight.Built when vikings were changing to Christianity but still wanted to cover their bases by putting some pagan symbols on the church.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scitchie
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23 March 2016|
Response from Engang | Reviewed this property |
You can contact the manager at borgund@fortidsminneforeningen.no and ask if possible.
Cisca S
16 September 2015|
Response from Julio J |
we are open from 1may-10june from 10-17h 11june-20august 8-20h 21august-30september 10-17h
15 July 2015|
Response from 164Tanna | Property representative |
Dear sir, sorry for the late reply. Carrental at Flåm is Flåm bilutleige. mail; post@flambilutleie.no. Welcome to Borgund