Ulvö Chapel

Ulvöhamn, Sweden

The old chapel of Ulvö was built of wood in 1622 and is one of the oldest fishermen chapels in Norland. It wa moved to the current site in the 18th century. The interior is decorated with paintings made by Roland Johansson Öberg in 1719. The pulpit, dating from the 17th century, has been brought from Vibyggerå Church. There is also a beautiful votive ship with inscript Gustaf by Gefle Anno 1770.



Your name


Founded: 1622
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)


4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Ivar Johansson (11 months ago)
Øyvind Gjervik (2 years ago)
This chapel is even more beautiful inside than outside. I was inside the chapel twice, the last time with a guide who told about the chapel's history. The paintings on the walls and ceiling made an impression.
Sven Bodin (2 years ago)
Ångermanlands oldest wooden building from 1622 and wallpaintings from 1719
Ulrica W (3 years ago)
Fantastiska målningar inne i kapellet, väl värt ett besök.
Janne Laine (3 years ago)
Ett fint bevarat gammalt kapell
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Doune Castle

Doune Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century, then probably damaged in the Scottish Wars of Independence, before being rebuilt in its present form in the late 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (c. 1340–1420), the son of King Robert II of Scots, and Regent of Scotland from 1388 until his death. Duke Robert"s stronghold has survived relatively unchanged and complete, and the whole castle was traditionally thought of as the result of a single period of construction at this time. The castle passed to the crown in 1425, when Albany"s son was executed, and was used as a royal hunting lodge and dower house.

In the later 16th century, Doune became the property of the Earls of Moray. The castle saw military action during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and Glencairn"s rising in the mid-17th century, and during the Jacobite risings of the late 17th century and 18th century.