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St. Olav's Church

Kong Beles veg 35, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 57 69 16 17
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This is quite a stunning church that appears before you when you enter the town - I can't really... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2017
Adele H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
tranquility at a glance

A beautiful church well maintained the wooden carvings are superb, it is a place where you can go... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Steve A
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Kong Beles veg 35, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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+47 57 69 16 17
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

This is quite a stunning church that appears before you when you enter the town - I can't really remember seeing anything like it in Norway before. It's right in the middle of town, up on a tiny little hill - parking is somewhat challenging...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

A beautiful church well maintained the wooden carvings are superb, it is a place where you can go and admire the structure and get a sense of well being at the same time.

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

This church and its history are truly wonderful. It evokes much sentiment to be in this beautiful place

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

This is anglican church in Balestrand that was built in 19th centure by one lady from England. She desided to build a church as the symbol of her love to her husband - sport instructor from Balestrand. Church was built in unique stave-church style.

Thank nortvict
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

The only hotel in world built for tourist and without any parishioners A small but beautiful building with a lot of interesting history. Well worth the time to walk there and see (it's only a few minutes walk from the ferry / town center.

Thank Trevor J
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Nice little church with some interesting woodwork. Not many sites in Balestrand - worth a stop - very close to hotel and waterfront.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Just a stone throw away from the Fyjord the Church is key place for history of the town. Exterior of the Church sets the scene and inside it is small and well maintained

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

This little church right in the heart of Ballestrand, looks classic, and is open every day for view or for time to sit, relax, meditate.

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Lovely breath taking hotel overlooking the harbour. Spend some time reading the history and studying the wooden detsils

Thank RandyMK
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

An easy walk from our stay at Kringsja hotel. There was little Norwegian/English First testaments free for anyone who wanted one.

Thank LovesthebeachOregon
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Response from Caroline B | Reviewed this property |
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
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