Alstahaug Church

Alstahaug, Norway

Alstahaug Church built in the 1100s and it seats about 270 people. It was enlarged in 1865 and restored in 1960. The altarpiece dates from 17th century.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Erik Johnsbråten (5 months ago)
Everyone has probably heard of this church and especially the priest. It is an obvious stop when you drive past.
Paul Allen (18 months ago)
Interesting church to view
Yossi Weiss (4 years ago)
Frank Ivan Bjørkmo (4 years ago)
Utrolig vakkert inne og ute. Mine beste konsertopplevelser har jeg fra denne kirka :)
SUHAS Dubey (4 years ago)
Alstahaug Church is one of the oldest churches in Northern Norway. The old chancel dates from the 12th century, while the western part of the chancel, which was originally the nave, dates from the 13th century. The thick double walls are built from soapstone, and on the southern wall of the chancel, there is an ornate portal in the Romanesque style. During the 1860s, the church was radically expanded — the west half of the nave was demolished and the rest was used as a chancel. The old chancel then became the sacristy. During the 1960s, the church was restored, and the section dating from the Middle Ages was returned to its original condition. The interior of this section, including the altarpiece, is very old and has not changed much since Petter Dass was there in the late 1600s. So, walking here is just like a travelling into the time machine, as I felt.
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