Kvitsøy Church

Kvitsøy, Norway

In 1591 the population of Kvitsøy island had become large enough to fund the raising of a church, which was however not completed before 1620. It is still standing and the first new church in the county after the reformation. The church was restored and expanded in 1797 and 1841. The oldest item is a stone baptismal font from the 1100s. The pulpit, made by Lauritz Snekker, dates from 1620.

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Founded: 1620
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Roy-Andre Tollefsen (2 years ago)
Worth a visit, with its "spectacular" views of Kvitsøy.
Tom Erik Johnsen (4 years ago)
Nice little church
Sivi Boy (4 years ago)
The view is Really beautiful from up here. You can see all the way to the mainland. And all around for kilometers on end. I have had many Nice trips to the Top of that hill in my lifetime. The church is also a Nice sight. There is a verry Nice And cozy village feel over the Hole place. But one time the light that lights up the church When Its dark almost blinded me. That wasnt so fun. They also have a monument of the 4 fallen people from Kvitsøy during world war 2. The walk up is not Even that steep or long so Its a great trip for almost Anyone.
Mikal Clausen (4 years ago)
Nice view, a nice place to watch the fireworks at new years eve
sven Arild Hauge (4 years ago)
Ok
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