Siljan Church

Siljan, Norway

Siljan church is a long church built around 1150-1200. Its present form dates from 1838 when the church was extended. The 30 meter high church tower was built in 1903. The church contains a medieval font and crucifix.



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Opdalsveien 16, Siljan, Norway
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Founded: 1150-1200
Category: Religious sites in Norway


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Tore S (3 years ago)
Beautiful church. Old stone church that has been extended with wood. Extra high memorial in the cemetery.
Torunn Andersen (3 years ago)
My childhood church. Visits the fam.gravstedet often. The cemetery is well taken care of with lawn mowing etc.
Lovewhatyoudo Dowhatyoulove (4 years ago)
Siljan church is a long church from 1150–1200 in Siljan municipality, Vestfold and Telemark county. Its current form is from 1838 when the church was extended with a new nave to the west. The 30 meter high church tower was built in 1903.
Hans Jacob Solgaard (4 years ago)
Nice place. Pleasant people.
Ragnar Tollefsen (4 years ago)
Siljan or Slemdal as it was called at that time has had a church since the late 900's, probably a post church. Today's church was built somewhere between 1150 and 1250 as one of most medieval churches. This section is visible on the back of the church where the panel has been removed. In 1838 the church was extended and given a tower, this was done in wood. The church enjoys an idyllic location just outside Siljan and is worth a visit if you like church buildings and the Middle Ages.
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