Church sights in Kinsarvik & Lofthus
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Lofthus has a stone church dating back to 1250 (the tower was added in the 1880s) with fine stained-glass windows and it’s surrounded by a cemetery with some graves from the Middle Ages.
Kinsarvik boasts one of Norway’s oldest stone churches. First built in around 1180, it was restored in the 1960s and the walls still bear traces of lime-and-chalk paintings that depict the weighing of souls by Michael the Archangel with the devil trying to weigh down the scales. According to local legend, the church was built by Scottish invaders on the site of an earlier stave church.