Explore Telemark

English

Norsk

Skåtøy Church

Type:Church

Skåtøyveien 91, 3780, Skåtøy

Add Skåtøy Church to your Itinerary

The road of the island passes close to the Skåtøy Church.
  • The road of the island passes close to the Skåtøy Church.
  • The Cathedral of the Skerries.
  • The organ of this church is an ancient, venerable and well-preserved Hollenbach organ from 1888.

Book Tickets Online

About

Skåtøy Church (or Skåtøy kirke in Norwegian) is a church on Skåtøy, an island in the skerries outside the town of Kragerø. It is also known as the Cathedral of the Skerries.
Skåtøy Church was built in 1862. It is one of the largest churches in Norway built of wood, with seats for 800 people. It was the most important church in the region until 1960.

The road of the island passes close to the Skåtøy Church. The distance to the church from the ferry port «Skåtøyroa» is 3km. You can find the ferry timetable here
The Skåtøy Café is located next to the Skåtøy Church. This historical site is reachable by private boat or taxi boat (the pier Kirkebrygga or Åsvikbrygga)  and recalls Kragerø's "golden days". The surrounding 495 islands were the home of farmers, fishermen, lumberjacks and sailors from the 17th century.

The architects were Schirmer and von Hanno.
The altarpiece is painted by Julie Gjessing. The motif is from the Gospel of Mark 1.35 ("Early the next morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, went out and went to a deserted place, and prayed there") and portrayed Jesus in prayer.

The organ of this church is an ancient, venerable and well-preserved Hollenbach organ from 1888.

Some nice pictures of the Skåtøy Church you can see here. 

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35 98 63 64

What's Nearby

  1. Gallery Bak Fasaden

    Gallery on the island Skåtøy with exciting exhibitions of Art, Sculptures & Crafts. 

    241 m away
  2. Krikken Coastal Fort - Skåtøy

    Krikken Coastal Fort, a German construction from World War 2 is well worth visiting. The…

    1.83 km away
  3. Skåtøy

    Skåtøy is the largest of Kragerø’s islands and has a flourishing Cultural life year-round…

    2.19 km away
  1. Strømtangen lighthouse

    Strømtangen fyr is one of three lighthouses in Kragerø and lies between Rapen and…

    2.55 km away
  2. Viewpoint Veten - Øya

    Veten is Øyas magnificent viewpoint. From here you have the opportunity to experience…

    3.32 km away
  3. Brusfabrikken

    Brusfabrikken (The soda factory) is a summer gallery for contemporary art located on Øya.

    3.56 km away
  4. The Art City Kragerø

    Kragerø is referred to as "The gem among coastal cities" of Edvard Munch, Norway's most…

    3.62 km away
  5. Gea Norvegica Geopark

    Gea Norvegica Geo Park is Scandinavia's first UNESCO certified geopark.
    The geopark is…

    3.62 km away
  6. With's Boder

    With's boder is the red building located next to Jernbanetorvet. It was built in the…

    3.64 km away
  7. Gallery Heuch

    Welcome to the Gallery Heuch. High-quality visual art, ceramics and glass art

    3.67 km away
  8. Gunnarsholmen Fortress / Bathing spot

    Gunnarsholmen is located a just short walk from the town center and was originally an old…

    3.67 km away
  9. Fernanda Nissen

    The bust of the feminist woman Fernanda Nissen (1862-1920), who was born in Sannidal and…

    3.66 km away
  10. Gallery Fineart

    Welcome to the Gallery Fineart

    3.66 km away
  11. Gallery Nicolines House

    Gallery Nicolines house is a year-round gallery in Kragerø. The gallery has from the…

    3.68 km away
  12. Kragerø Church

    Kragerø church was consecrated in 1870 and is a Gothic Revival church designed by Georg…

    3.69 km away
  13. The Kragerø Permanent Art Gallery

    The Kragerø Permanent Art Gallery aims to raise money for the purchase of art associated…

    3.70 km away
Previous Next