Gol replica stave church in Hallingdal
stave church was built around the year 1200, but was dismantled in 1885
and is now at the Norwegian Folkmuseum in Oslo.
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stave church was built in the "Borgund" style - named after the
church that still exists at Borgund in Sogne and Fjordane to the north,
which was built in about 1150. The 1880's was a bad time for the stave churches,
with many being destroyed to build new churches on the same site - perhaps
the echo of Viking Gods did not sit well with the church at the time.
The original church was dismantled (saved) in 1885 and is now a centrepiece of the Norwegian Folk Museum at Bygdoy in Oslo.
The replica was built fairly recently.
Gol stave church is near the centre of Gol, just off the RV 7 and RV 52 roads.
near Pers hotel
You can take the train to Gol - it is on the main Oslo - Bergen line
Distance from Stavanger: 400 km
Distance from Geilo: 50 km Distance from Hemsedal: 30 km
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Travel time from Stavanger:
8 hours by car
Duration of the visit:
half an hour to an hour.
Visitor centre including exhibition on Viking Gods is open during the summer.
Not too interesting, but good to get out of the car and have a run around.
Torpo stave church
Hotel booking in the mountains of Buskerud (incl. Gol)
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