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Address: 3 Vangen, Norway

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Large Medieval Stone Church

The largest such in Norway, we stopped and visited on the way back to Flam from Osterbo Mountain Farm, an excursion from our Viking Ocean Cruise. Dating back to the 13th century... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
John Z
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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The largest such in Norway, we stopped and visited on the way back to Flam from Osterbo Mountain Farm, an excursion from our Viking Ocean Cruise. Dating back to the 13th century, this is a must see and not often found on a tourist itinerary.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The main parish church in the Aurland district is small, but impressive early Gothic building made from a white stone. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century and completely restored in the 19th century. Great sight in the wonderful surrounding!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Like most of the churches we saw in Norway this one is quite simple and in its simplicity it belies its age.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Also called the Sogne Cathedral, this early 3th century church was built privately, and is beautiful in its simplicity, in and out. Thankfully, though it dominates the center of the town, it doesn't get a huge number of tourists. As it is, the church is quiet, beautiful and well-maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

I visited the region of Aurland mainly to see the Borgund Stave Church which is quite close by - but I discovered another little church that didn't seem to feature much in the guidebooks. The Vangen Church is in the village of Aurland which is serviced by the express boat to Flåm from Bergen daily in the summer. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

The lovely little while church is surrounded by a graveyard with at least one grave dating from the 1500s. Trees, flowers, benches - the bell tolling just added to the experience.

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