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Seljord church


Nyveg 3 A, 3840, Seljord

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The church was built in the romanesque style at some time in the 12th century. It is dedicated to St Olav. On the north-west corner of the church a face has been hewn. This, according to legend, represents the saint king. Another legend says that the church was built by a goblin. When the building was complete the goblin fell to his death. To this day no grass grows on the spot where he fell. The church has an altarpiece from 1588 and a font from the 17th century. Under the direction of the Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings an extensive restoration was carried out which was completed in 1972. Guiding during july. Please contact the touristoffice.


General facilities

  • built - 1100
  • reconstructed - 1972



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    Recent Reviews:

    • JoAnneEHR
      Seattle, Washington
      Trip Type:
      Lovely photogenic country church
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th July 2015
      I took way too many photos of this picturesque red roofed church surrounded by an old graveyard. The church wasn't opened but we enjoyed the lovely views and the peaceful atmosphere. Read full review
    • AasmundE
      Oslo, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Old picturesque church
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 27th July 2016
      Just out of the town center lies this old church from around 1100 AD. It's worth while having a stop to view this little church which which is regularly in use also today. As a curiosity, also check... Read full review
    • jon w
      Ossining, New York
      Trip Type:
      Cool old church and grave site
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th March 2017
      Some friends and I decided to take a walk after dinner and found this old church. There is some awesome woodwork on this church preserved with Pine Tar or maybe a modern day equivalent. It reminded... Read full review

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