Heddal stave church

Date: 27-28/07/2017
From/To: Oslo – Hjartdal
Distance: 179Km
Total Distance: 8760 Km
Weather: Cold, Raining, Sunny
Road: Paved

At the Ulysses club meeting back in Germany we meet a group of Norwegian Ulyssians. I went with them through my travel plans. In general I had already most highlights, except the Stave Church in Heddal. What is a stave church? You might ask:It is a elaborately carved wooden church

This was our goal today. We left Oslo and arrived in Heddal in the afternoon. The Heddal Stave Church is the Norway’s largest stave church.


Doesn’t it look magnificent? Inside but around the main church was a walkway, where the people stored there weapon before entering the church .The doors and pillar had great carvings.

 



The church had a well a bishops chair, that dated back to the 13th century (picture right). The altar was not as old, but still impressive.


Anyway,we continued and started to have a look for an accomodation. It started to rain heavily so we looked desperatly for a shelter. We stopped at a guest house on the road but no room was free. Nevertheless the host called a friend J, he had a farm nearby and a guest cottage for a good price and it was free. So we continued a couple of km off the main road to his farm, where his wife and daughter showed us the cottage.

It was really cosy, particular when looking outside and watching the clouds coming through.

The next day, the clouds were gone and the sun was shining, what a beautiful view.

Today we will continue close to Lysebotn and see if we can find a nice accommodation there.

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