Photo: Terje Rakke
Believed to be the oldest Norwegian stave church still standing, the Norse-inspired Urnes Stave Church deep in Norway’s fjord country is a highlight of any Scandinavian road trip.
Source: Norway’s Norse-Inspired Urnes Stave Church Is Almost 900 Years Old
Don’t miss these top attractions and things to do in Norway. You don’t want to miss these historical sites and incredible landscapes on your next trip!
Source: The 16 Best Things to Do in Norway • FamilySearch
Summer fjord visits and winter northern lights excursions are musts, but Norway has other equally fantastic sights and experiences—in town and country and throughout the year.
Source: Ultimate Norway: The 25 Things You Have to Do Before You Die
What’s the real age of Norwegian stave churches?
Source: Stave churches in Norway older than previously believed
Urnes Stave Church is one of Norway’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Researchers now believe it is around 60 years older than first thought.
Source: Norway’s Historic Stave Churches Are Even Older Than Previously Thought
The richly decorated portal at Urnes stave church in Norway has often been interpreted in light of paganism. That’s wrong, according to a new stave church study.
Source: Why are dragons and monsters carved into Norway’s stave churches? – Medievalists.net