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Address: Richard Kaarbosgt 11, Harstad 9486, Norway
Phone Number: +47 77 01 89 89
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The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages...

The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250). The church is set in scenic surroundings and boasts several treasures and a beautiful interior. Guided tours by appointment available year-round.

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One of the oldest churches in Norway

Very interesting place with a small museum which contained an unsuspected wealth of information. A must if you like that sort of things! There is a very nice walk very close to it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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Le Grand- Saconnex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very interesting place with a small museum which contained an unsuspected wealth of information. A must if you like that sort of things! There is a very nice walk very close to it.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The most beautiful church I have been in for a long time. Well worth the drive out as it is in a magnificent setting with great views. Charming incide and out.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Seen from afar, this landmark is lovely in the snow - ideal for great photos. Typical Norwegian style. Backed by snowy mountains and close to the water.

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Beautiful old stone church in scenic location by the side of the fjord. Near the Historical Centre, not far from the centre of Harstad. During the summer months they hold 'Sommerkveldsandakt' - summer evening devotions. Check the local paper - Harstad Tidende - on Friday for details.

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Stabekk, Akershus, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Impressive and beautiful church. Ceiling from the 15th century. Amazing alter in Saint statues and gold. Don't miss this if you're here. 6 out of 6 + Free entrance

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A 10 minutes drive from the centre of Harstad. Apparently, the first Viking was baptised in the lake across the road. The world's northernmost Medieval church. The high ceiling and the impressive woodwork are striking features.

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Great place to visit if you are in Harstad, when built it was the northernmost place in Europe civilized people could reach. Beyond Trondenes it was all considered wild!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

From the Hurtigruten boat, we were driven round Harstad, a rapidly expanding town of 25000 people. At the top of the hill was an old church, dating back to the 1100's. It had a number of pre-reformation carvings from Germany. The vicar conducted an ecumenical service in English and German. He read Ps 122 and about the Good Shepherd.in John... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

There are several original building elements from the Middle Age. The church has undergone several stages of refurbishment and redecoration and shows a unique mix of different influences and styles but overall it is very well preserved in its original Medieval washed walls. It's well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been singing concerts in this church for 16 years, and it is always a special experience. The history of this church is fascinating and well worth hearing. Oldest stone church north of the polar circle.

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