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Churches

Church buildings in Norway

The local church is associated with important events in people's life, and in the graveyard close by some of their dear ones are buried. The church buildings are erected to match that importance and to worship a God.

In Norway there are about 1620 buildings classified as churches or chapels. I've selected pictures of a few of them to show the diversity.

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Alstadhaug church in Levanger. Built shortly before 1200, steeple 1788

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Alstahaug church on the Nordland coast – and the famous Petter Dass

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Borgund stave church in Lærdal from about 1150

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Bøverdal church in Galdesand, Bøverdalen, built 1864.

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Brattvær church on the island Smøla built 1917.

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Budal church, Sør-Trøndelag, Y-shaped, built 1754.

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Byneset stone church, Trondheim, built approx. 1170–80

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Dalen church in Folldal, built 1933

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Edøy old church at the island Smøla, stone church built about 1190

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Eidsborg stave church was probably built 1200s

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Ekne church, built 1893 at the inner part of Trondheimsfjorden

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Fiskum church in Darbu at Fiskumvannet built in 1945

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Fjærland church in Mundal built 1863

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Flå wooden church in Ler built 1794

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Fluberg church east of the long lake Randsfjorden, built 1703.

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Geiranger church built 1842

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Heddal stave church, the largest one, built mainly 1147–1242

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Hjørundfjord church in Sæbø on the west side of Hjørundfjorden

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Kaupanger stave church in Sogn, built at the end of the 1100s

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Klæbu church dates back to 1790. Near Trondheim

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Kors church at Marstein in Romsdalen built 1902

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Kroken church built 1909 from notched logs and painted white

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Lesja church was completed in 1749

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Loen church from 1837 and the old Celtic cross

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Lom stave church built after 1160

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Lånke church built 1901, close to Hell

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Melhus stone church, "the Gauldal cathedral" built 1892

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Mo church, Surnadal, Møre og Romsdal, built 1728. Y-shaped

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Nerskogen Chapel, Rennebu, built 1962

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Nordberg church in Skjåk, built 1864

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Nordbotn church built 1900 on the island Fjellværøy close to Hitra

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Oppdal stone church, built 1651

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Ranem stone church in Overhalla, Namdalen, built 1180

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Rein church in Rissa built 1932 by the writer Johan Bojer

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Rjukan Baptist church, built 1923–32, is now protected by law

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Røros church or Bergstadens Ziir (the Mining Town's Beauty), built 1784

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Singsås church built 1884 in Midtre Gauldal

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Sira church built 1869. It's formal name is the Eresfjord church

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Skjerstad church in Nordland, architect Arnstein Arneberg 1959

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Snåsa church, Nord-Trøndelag. Built first half of the 1200s, expanded 1869

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Sollia log church in Atnedalen, built 1738

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Stangvik church in Nordmøre, built 1896

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Stemshaug church in Aure, Nordmøre, built 1908

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Stiklestad church in Nord-Trøndelag, built 1150–1180 (St. Olaf's death 1030.)

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Støren church, built 1817, is found 50 km south of Trondheim

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Sylte church, Valldal, built 1863

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Tiller church 1901 is one of the Trondheim churches

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Tingvoll stone church from the second half of the 1100s

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Undredal church at Aurlandsfjorden, Sogn dates back to 1147

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Vågå church built 1625–30

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Værnes church, a stone building erected in 1085

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The Lutheran Church is still the official church of this country although that's about to change. Most church buildings therefore belong to the Lutheran Church, and in this section all but one of the pictures (Rjukan) are of those. I should like to show pictures of houses for the worship of a God representing different beliefs, including of course mosques. Unfortunately this conflicts with my preference of rural areas and their landscapes; the major non-Lutheran and non-Christian congregations live in urban areas. Well, we'll see ...

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