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Haddel Stave Churcch

Hubby and I will be stopping in Oslo on our way back to Utah in May 2022 for about 3 days or so. I have found the Haddel Stave Church and am dying to go see it. Does anyone know of a very easy and inexpensive way to go see it?

TIA -
Kim

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Take the bus or train to Notodden, and a local bus from there. There is a bus stop 200 m from the church.

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I believe it's authentic, being dismantled & rebuilt piece-by-piece in
the park.

It is. It was moved to Oslo from Gol in the late 19th century.

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I support Badgers recommendation.

If you prefer a rental car, driving is very conveniant in Norway. There are a lot of other attractions in that area.

Heddal stave church is a very remarkable building (one photo from my collection). Be aware to have a wide-angle lens with you if possible.

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From my pre-trip research, I'm only aware of one stave church that is a recreation--the one in Bergen. The original one burned down and was rebuilt.

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You Midwesterners should seriously add the one at rapid city, sd to your domestic list, based on the one at bergen

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There is one in Gol that's a replica of the original one now in Oslo - so there are at least two replicas. I had not heard of the one in Rapid City, but knew there is one in Minot, ND. [PS - is this site wonky? I tried to reply to this yesterday but was not allowed. This happens fairly often & sometimes the site won't even come up or find my account].

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MarkK,
Your photo is amazing of an amazing church! Thanks for sharing. I’m going on the RS Scandinavia tour and will hope to see it.

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Thanks Judy, I made it on my way back 2018. Actually this day was really hot: 32°C / 90°F (end of June).