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Hopperstad Stave Church

Vik, 6893, Norway
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Time your visit right

We arrived just as a tour bus pulled up. So we walked up a beautiful foot path to the stone church... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautifully Situated on the Sognefjord

This stave church is in a gorgeous location among farmland a stone's throw from the fjord... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vik, 6893, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just as a tour bus pulled up. So we walked up a beautiful foot path to the stone church built on 1170, Hove Steinkyrkje. The season had not yet started so the church wasn't open, but the views were amazing and the church...More

Thank Cin53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stave church is in a gorgeous location among farmland a stone's throw from the fjord. Admission comes with help from a guided tour if you would like it. I also recommend taking a 10 minute stop at the Hove Church which is right down...More

Thank NYTravelerBD
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is another great and fascinating examples of the Stave Churches in Norway. It is located in an amazing scenario and it is 'a must' to be visited in the area. Don't miss it!

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Thank GiuseppeDiPinto
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Stave Church in Vik is a fine example of the stave churches in Norway constructed in the early 11th century. We hesitated about visiting churches farther away from Bergen that are more famous but found that the Vik church was the right choice. There...More

1  Thank Chambesy
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Seeing a stave church in its original setting (rather than just the open air museum with reconstruction in Oslo) is a must for anyone's visit to Norway. This stave church in Vik is so serene and majestic, worth a visit! We stayed in Stalheim and...More

3  Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 3 September 2016

There is a fee to go in this church, but it was worth it. We got a guided tour from a young man who was very good at answering all our questions. It is amazing that this building has been around so long and thankfully...More

1  Thank jetsaver
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We hopped on an early morning ferry from Balestrand (left at 7:50 am). 15 minutes later we were in Vik. After an easy 20 minute walk that took us though a pleasant town and some farmland, we came to the Hopperstad Stave Church. The church...More

3  Thank personofleisure
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were pleasantly surprised that the Stave Church opened at 9am, rather than 10am during the summer. Note that you must buy tickets to get inside the Church, which we found well worth the money since the attendant pointed out the features. We enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Roadrunner5527
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

While in Norway I wanted to see a real Stave church in its original surrounding - so while in Balestrand we took the time. After a short jet across the Fjord on the very busy Bergen ferry, we and three others all walked off. It...More

2  Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We were staying over in Balestrand and took the early morning (~8am) Norled express ferry over to Vik. Some of the other reviewers have claimed that there isn't much to do in Vik that early in the morning and their reviews weren't too far from...More

3  Thank AmandaZona
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