Hopperstad Stave Church

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Hopperstad Stave Church information

Sognefjorden , Norway
adult/child Nkr60/50
Opening hours
10am-5pm late-May–late-Sep
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On the southern outskirts of the village of Vik is this splendid stave church, about 1km from the centre. Built in 1130 and Norway’s second oldest, it escaped demolition by a whisker in the late 19th century. Inside, the original canopy paintings of the elaborately carved baldequin have preserved their freshness of colour. A combined ticket for the Hove stone church, 1km to the south, is Nkr80/70.