Religious, Spiritual sights in Bergen & The Western Fjords
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Kinn has a beautifully restored 12th-century church, believed to have been built by British Celts sheltering from religious persecution. On the second or third weekend in June, it's the site of the Kinnespelet pageant, which celebrates the history of the church on the island. Climbers and hikers will savour the dramatic landscapes, particularly the Kinnaklova cleft.
The road running south along the fjord, bordered by apple orchards and farmsteads, sees little motor traffic. Beside it, the 1897 Church of St Olav was constructed in the style of a traditional stave church at the instigation of English expat Margaret Green, who married a local hotel-owner. Should you find it closed, the owner of Midtnes Hotel has the key.