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Cycle Route Sognefjellsvegen - Røros-Bergen

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Elevation profile Cycle Route Sognefjellsvegen - Røros-BergenUrnes Stave ChurchGamle Bergen Museum02004006008001000120014001600050100150200250300350400450500550600650700

Added on 27 Dec 2011,

on 17 Oct 2023

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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by biroto-Redaktion on 17 Oct 2023

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Start location

Røros, NO (628 m NHN)

End location

Bergen, NO (19 m NHN)





Between Stanghelle and Trengereid it is recommended to take the train to avoid the tunnels.

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322 km
0,0 km
381 m


NO-2686 Lom


Tourist information

Hours of opening

29 May – 18 June: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

19 June – 17 August:
Week days: 09:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturdays: 09:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

18 August – 30 August: 10:00 (11:00) am – 6:00 pm


369 km
0,0 km
1.253 m


NO-2687 Bøverdalen


Boardinghouse / guest house


433 km
0,4 km
103 m

NO-6870 Urnes


Church/cathedral/World heritage site

Stave church Urnes
Stave church Urnes
Stave church Urnes
Stave church Urnes
Stave church Urnes
Stave church Urnes

Urnes Stave Church (Norwegian: Urnes stavkyrkje) is a 12th-century stave church at Ornes Wikipedia Icon, along the Lustrafjorden Wikipedia Icon in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It sits on the eastern side of the fjord, directly across the fjord from the village of Solvorn Wikipedia Icon and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the village of Hafslo Wikipedia Icon.

It has been owned by Fortidsminneforeningen (Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments) since 1881. In 1979, the Urnes Stave Church was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


The church was built around 1130 or shortly thereafter, and still stands in its original location; it is believed to be the oldest of its kind. It provides a link between Christian architecture and the architecture and artforms of the Viking Age with typical animal-ornamentation, the so-called "Urnes style" of animal-art.

The church has not been in ordinary use since 1881, when the parish of Urnes was abolished, and it became a part of Solvorn parish in the Indre Sogn deanery of the Diocese of Bjørgvin. It is now only used for special occasions in the parish such as baptisms and weddings.

Present building

The church is built with a rectangular nave and a narrower choir. The nave and choir both have raised central spaces. The choir was extended to the east in the 17th century, but this addition was later removed. The drawing by Johan Christian Dahl depicts this, as well as the deteriorated state of the church at that time. During the 20th century the church underwent a restoration, and the richly decorated wall planks were covered to stop further deterioration.

A large number of medieval constructive elements remain in situ: ground beams (grunnstokker), sills (sviller), corner posts (hjørnestolper), wall planks (veggtiler) and aisle wall plates (stavlægjer). The construction of the raised central area with staves, strings and cross braces, and the roof itself, also date from medieval times.

From the previous church on the site remain, in addition to the portal, two wall planks in the northern wall, the corner post of the choir, the western gable of the nave and the eastern gable of the choir.

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Urnes Stave Church', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 December 2018, 04:43 UTC, <> [accessed 26 December 2018]

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26 Dec 2018

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Hours of opening

May to September
The church is open from 10:30 to 17.45 every day


685 km
0,0 km
14 m

NO-5724 Stanghelle




719 km
0,1 km
12 m

NO-5261 Arna







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