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.



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


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Sol Jenny Sigfridsson (2 years ago)
So nice chapel with lots of painting inside.
Kristina Sundlöf (2 years ago)
Nice fishing chapel from the 17th century. Well preserved with paintings of biblical mptiv interior. Knowledgeable guide.
Nat Ho (3 years ago)
Well preserved and inside, the chapel walls feature interesting paintings.
Pyrognats (3 years ago)
Well preserved and inside, the chapel walls feature interesting paintings.
Claes H (3 years ago)
Hej Ett otroligt välbevarat och välskött kapell. Känslan när du stiger in i kapellet gör att du förflyttas bakåt i tiden. Alla smådetaljer från dörrhandtag till orgel är väl underhållna och bevarat. När jag var där fanns det personal att fråga om saker och händelser kring husets historia. Ta tillfället i akt och gör det. Dom kan otroligt mycket och är duktiga.
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