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Grip Stave Church

Grip, Kristiansund 6500, Norway
+47 71 58 54 54
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Best church in Grip!

Grip is ok. Small but interesting. A 1.5 hr stop is a bit too long, but if you're here you should... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Den Haag
via mobile
Spiritual experience.

Since we went here by private boat, we could visit the church without other guests. Impressive... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Kristiansund, Norway
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In the middle of the island, protected by houses and on the island's highest point, you will find the little red stave church, standing as it has stood since appr year 1300. It has ever since been a meeting point in happy times and also in sad times. The altarpiece was donated by the Netherlands princess Elisabeth in gratitude for her rescue at sea by Norwegian sailors during a violent storm in 1515. The wall paintings date back to appr 1620.
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“small island” (2 reviews)
“stave church” (3 reviews)
“boat trip” (2 reviews)
Grip, Kristiansund 6500, Norway
+47 71 58 54 54
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grip is ok. Small but interesting. A 1.5 hr stop is a bit too long, but if you're here you should see the church; one of the oldest in Norway with interesting drawings on the walls.

Thank Robbert67
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Since we went here by private boat, we could visit the church without other guests. Impressive history of this small, but very important church.

Thank 799kjo
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a beautiful day for the trip from Kristiansund to the fascinating Grip Island. The captain took us on a tour of the island which was highly informative and really well delivered. It was so interesting to hear about the lives of people who...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The island's stave church, restored, dates from the late 15th century. Beautiful to take pictures and very peaceful.

2  Thank Virginia B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

After an hour by boat from Kristiansund harbor, by "Gripruta", we arrived to Grip. Grip is a small old fishing harbor with a famous lighthouse. The church was built about 1400 AC. Inside there is remains of old wallpaintings and a special altarpiece.

Thank kjarns
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a trip to Grip with my husband and 3 children aged 11, 12 and 15. The boat takes about an hour. Grip is a fascinating piece of Norwegian history, showing what life was like in the old days. A must to visit. The...More

1  Thank Ann_CatherineNorway
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Probably the most interesting small island in Norway. No one live there any more, but use the place as week end residences. The church is situated between all the houses vecause they needed to protect it from heavy wather. Accessible by boat fro Kristiansund.

1  Thank Pål H
Reviewed 18 July 2015

It's amazing where 30 minutes in a boat can take you but Grip Stave Church was amazing especially the inside. Am so thankful that I had the opportunity to visit this so peaceful little island.

1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This small, medieval, wooden stave church is found on the island of Grip, a half hour's boat trip due west of Kristiansund in Western Norway. It was built on the highest point on the main island, six meters above sea level. It was to be...More

2  Thank Einar B
Reviewed 13 September 2014

From the outside, the church at Grip looks like a brown shed but inside it is wonderful. The church dates way back to the 1400s and the altarpiece to the 1500s... And while the church has been restored at various times, it has been done...More

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Sasha J
26 November 2016|
Response from kjarns | Reviewed this property |
Hi, WE booked the trip through "Gripruta.no" and bought the tickets.