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St. Olav's Church

Kong Beles veg 35, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 57 69 16 17
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Beautiful little house of God

This was a treat to find. The church was unique looking in every way. The piano was the coolest... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nil215_123
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Charming

Very interesting architecture. This was near our hotel. It appears to be an active church so do be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire R
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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 4 days ago

This was a treat to find. The church was unique looking in every way. The piano was the coolest antique in the building besides the presence of our eternal Father. Great stop to chat with our Lord.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting architecture. This was near our hotel. It appears to be an active church so do be certain you don't interrupt services.

Thank Claire R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here for two reasons: one we try to attend mass wherever we travel and there is not a catholic church in the area, two it is the model for the church in the movie beloved by our grandchildren, Frozen. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is a must for its amazing history and that it is English and services are done by visiting English vicars I attended twice and did two readings - although the number at the services was small - the close communion (7 heads) was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service lasts 30-40 minutes by a British priest every summer. It was nice to pray with the tourists from different countries.

Thank KuanSu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a short walk from the Kviknes Hotel, a pretty gingerbread style Church, clearly made with and supported by much love.

Thank Janet m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small local church in Balestrand..simple and lovely on elevated grounds overseeing the fjord. There was a wedding when I passed by the church again the next day..guests were in their Norwegian costumes..nice!

Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful old church sits in the center of town and is visited by many tourists each day. This church was the inspiration for the Disney movie, Frozen. The beautiful wood work and stained glass windows invite all who come in to pause and reflect...More

Thank Cynthia M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The little church has a lovely story about a late and brief marriage and husband’s promise to his wife to build this church. A notice said the new roof cost $60k and the keepers of the church need help paying it off

Thank BJaneH
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This charming little church is definitely worth a stop as it has not only beautiful architecture but a very peaceful feel which was definitely needed after the stress of traveling. Balestrand is very small so it is only a few minutes walk from the warf.

Thank VSCasey
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Rob M
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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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