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Heddal Stave Church

Type:Building/cultural environment

Heddalsvegen 412, 3676, Notodden

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Norway's largest stave church built in the 1200s and still in use. Rose paintings from 1600's, "bishop's chair" and incence vessels from mediavel times. Guided tours in English, exhibition in the vicarage barn, open prallel with the guided tours. Cafeteria serving hot and cold meals. Church servises and "quiet room".

Heddal stave church, a masterwork of wood, is the largest of the 28 stave churches in Norway today. The church lies along the E-134 west of Notodden, on the way to Seljord-Haugesund. It was built in the early 13th century and is still in use.

Around the year 1250 the expanded with a larger apse as we see it today. Ore-pine from the woods in Heddal, beautiful carved portals and inventory indicates of a blossoming age in Heddal at the time. The church is used for ordinary events in the summer.  Next to the church lies a vicarage barn with a summer and church exhibition. Cafe Olea is stationed in the first floor and has the same opening hours as the stave church. Here you are able to dine after a spectacular day in Heddal. 

The church could be closed on saturdays and sundays due to weddings. Please contact us in advance for any group orders.

Heddal stave church doesn't just look like it comes from a fairytale. It is a fairytale.

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Recent Reviews:

  • albaknowles
    Barcelona, Spain
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Must go!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st September 2019
    It is worth it to go and see it. It costs 90NOK (adults) and 50NOK if you're an student. The church is beautiful and so are the surroundings! Read full review
  • StockholmBean
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Nice
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 31st July 2020
    Soon 800 years, and still standing!!!. This is the Keith Richards of churches. Do not miss. Guide was good, man guarding the door wearing medieval looking clothes....was on his screen.....probably... Read full review
  • SolP_12
    Sandefjord, Norway
    History alive
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th September 2020
    Go for the guided tour if available. We had the fortune of having a very knowledgeable guide who explained to us the ins and outs of the church in English! He explained the history behind the... Read full review

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultNOK80.00 per person
Groups min 15. persNOK70.00 per person
StudentNOK50.00 per person

Children below 16 years of age have free entrance when accompanied by their parents. The ticket grants free entrance to Heddal bygdetun. Tickets are sold in Cafe Olea.

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: +47 92 20 44 35

Opening Times

Season (22 June 2020 - 20 Sept 2020)

* The church can be closed in short intervals on saturdays due to weddings. Please contact us for guiding outside of our opening hours.

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