Lom Stave church

Lom Stave church

Lom Stave church
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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The Lom stave church was timber dated to 1158. The church is still in use as the main church in Lom. Inside the church you will find a large collection of paintings from the 1700s and a lot of beautiful acanthus carvings. Over time the church has been rebuilt and enlarged several times, something one can see clear traces of. When the church was restored first in the 70'ies, there was an opportunity for extensive excavations. It was made ​​several interesting findings of pilgrimage brand, rune staves, parchment documents and the largest total of coins found in Norway of 2,245 coins.
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,443 contributions
Nice church
Mar 2020
Nice church.
Did not pay to go inn, but is very nice to see from the outside.

Probably would consider to go inn if you have time.
Written 23 February 2021
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Lucia
Oslo, Norway51 contributions
Very interesting local gem
Jul 2020
Stave church is a church only made of wood structural elements. There are few left because they can easily burn. This one is very well kept and accessible. They also have a brochure for it that comes with the entrance ticket, which is very helpful.
Written 24 September 2020
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Neil03091947
Alesund, Norway664 contributions
Perfect example of a Norwegian Stave Church.
Aug 2020
One of the few Stave Churches left again in Norway.
We had a great experience visiting this " Stave " church, and was well worth the entrance fee.
Written 28 August 2020
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Laura
Enschede, The Netherlands96 contributions
Cute church, but overpriced entrance fee
Aug 2020 • Couples
A really interesting (small) church. Inside there is not much to see. We got a small brochure with information about the church. It was so small, if you did not read the booklet right there, you'd be done looking around in 5-10 minutes. For a €9,- entrance fee per person, I would just recommend checking out the outside of the church.
Written 3 August 2020
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Juliana
Western Norway, Norway6 contributions
It's definitely worth a visit.
Jul 2020
Lom is such a charming place. This church is beautiful inside and outside. Its history comes from 1100's and has had a few additions and adaptations. It's open from April until September.
Written 29 July 2020
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway531 contributions
fantastic stave church
Jun 2020
This is a beautiful stave church. I just looked from the outside. I have seen most of the stave churches in Norway and this is really nice. Located just in the centre of Lom, if you drive by - you can`t miss it
Written 6 July 2020
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Peter B
Innbygda, Norway91 contributions
One example of many typical Norwegian churches
Jun 2020
An old church, typical Norwegian 'stavkirke' in a good shape. Beautiful from outside; we could not inspect inside because the place was closed. The building is all made of would, except basement which is in rocks and stones.
Ages old graveyard is present!
If you pass Lom on your way to the Jotunheimen, just stop for a quarter of an hour/half hour. You will not regret it.
Written 4 June 2020
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Mark Jordan
Barcelona, Spain1,117 contributions
Very cool wooden church
Apr 2019
Very cool, old wooden Stave church combining both Christian and Pagan themes as evidenced by the dragon heads, which resemble those made famous by Viking longboats.

The church is nice but the rest of the town isn't worth spending too much time on so we went for a couple of beers at the end of the street leading to the church, so we were about 300m away and still had a good view!
Written 22 March 2020
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axels
Lillehammer, Norway2,070 contributions
Not excellent, but a very good place to get married :)
Apr 2019
It's a must for tourists to go to Lom and this very beautiful, old Stave church! The church was built some time after 1150, with 350 seat it's one of the biggest stav church in Norway. Lom is situated in a sub valley to the valley Gudbrandsdal in Oppland County, some 60 kilometers (37 mi) west of Otta and north west of Lillehammer, 168 km. Why only "very good"? - well, many years ago in a end of april, I was married there, and still married with the same girl :) It normally still winter time in Lom at this time! On our wedding day there was no other service this day and the church wasn't warmed up, and we all 4 of us ( no guests) froze a lot during the ceremony! In our wedding hotel at the same time there was also a seminar with about 60 participants, and everyone wanted to join the church and wedding with us, but no one dared to ask us, they told us later - it was a pity! We invited the hole bunch after dinner for coffee and cakes :) ( many, many years ago :) )
Written 9 November 2019
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irawine
Benicia, CA505 contributions
Visit!
Jul 2019
My wife and I recently visited the Lom Stave Church and really enjoyed the views both inside and outside. Lom appears to see a fair amount of road traffic and it was not easy to find parking to get in the church. It is located at the back of a large parking lot, which looked like it was for church parking as well as parking for the stores and restaurants that were nearby. Unfortunately, it was raining when we went and so the outside views were diminished somewhat. Nevertheless, you did get a good sense of the outside even in the rain. The inside was pretty remarkable and well worth going through. I would go back.
Written 26 September 2019
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