We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely old church with loads of character”
Review of Seljord Church

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Seljord Church
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The church was built in the romanesque style at some time in the 12th century. It is dedicated to St Olav. On the north-west corner of the church a face has been hewn. This, according to legend, represents the saint king. Another legend says that the church was built by a goblin. When the building was complete the goblin fell to his death. To this day no grass grows on the spot where he fell. The church has an altarpiece from 1588 and a font from the 17th century. Under the direction of the Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings an extensive restoration was carried out which was completed in 1972.
Reviewed 17 May 2014

If you want to go to church and experience something different this is the one. A beautiful old church. The denomination is the Norwegian state church, Lutheran with bells and whistles that go with that, I often attend this service when in Norway. The setting is superb with beautifully kept graves - gravestones surround the church wall to wall.
Huge chunky stone steps arranged for the entrance, and 2 rooms make up the church (with an upstairs gallery) the congregation in one and the priest straight ahead in the other through a narrow archway - a church that I am always wanting to take the chainsaw to, to see what the priest is actually doing (unless you sit on the inside of the pew.)

Thank lous594
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (6)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

4 - 6 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Google Translation

Thank Vigdis A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 October 2012
Google Translation

Thank mcturist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Seljord Church also viewed

Flatdal, Seljord Municipality
Seljord Municipality, Telemark
 
Seljord Municipality, Telemark
Seljord Municipality, Telemark
 

Been to Seljord Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing