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Pretty little church for short visit.

This really is a beautiful old wood church that is an easy walk from anywhere you would stay in... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Boston, MA
Beautiful building!

Well worth the quick visit and look around. Building was open when I arrived and is locked in the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Kong Beles veg 35, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This really is a beautiful old wood church that is an easy walk from anywhere you would stay in Balestrand. Unusual design for Norway I understand.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Well worth the quick visit and look around. Building was open when I arrived and is locked in the evening. If you can't get inside, marvel at the exterior!

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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Whether you are wanting to be inspired by the architecture and carvings by craftsman, or awed by a feeling of reverence, this spot is magical.

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Its very Calm,beautiful and historic Church. Worth a visit to free yourself from any stress. Views from the church windows is beautiful,

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

It only takes a few minutes to see this charming little church, but it's worth the short walk up the hill from the Balestrand dock.

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Beautiful, Historic, Anglican Church with an interesting history. The church is a few minutes walk from the Kvikne Hotel. The location is on a small knob, which further enhances the view. The church is open and free to the public. Services are still held here....More

Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This is worth a quick stop if you are in town. Beautiful structure inside and out. This is the inspiration for Elsa's coronation in the animated movie Frozen.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lovely little anglican chapel with typical Norwegian finish,Just beautiful..It has an interesting history.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful and unique church with a fascinating story tied in with the history of the Kviknes Hotel

Thank ClaireHSlater
Reviewed 16 August 2018

St. Olav's is a short 10-15 minute walk from the Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand. It sits on a small knoll overlooking the Sognefjord. The small Anglican church (seats about 100) replicates the style of the historic Norwegian stave churches. Sitting up on its knoll-perch above...More

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Rob M
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In the summer the church is used by the Anglican church for services in English every Sunday. There are also services in weekdays and weekends when priests are available. At other times of the year there are worship services... More