Heddal Stav Church is the largest Stave Church in Norway which was built in the 1200s.
Kirken ble bygget i ca år 1200. Det er funnet treverk i kirken som er eldre enn dette, og man antar at det stod en kirke her tidligere enn stavkirka. Bygningen er preget av mange utsmykninger gjennom flere tidsepoker. Kirka er ikke skadet av brann eller naturkatastrofer og er i den forfatningen den ble bygget for 800 år siden. Tidligere fantes det trolig større stavkirker i norge, men Heddal stavkirke er hele 26 meter høy, 20 meter lang og 16 meter brei. Derfor er Heddal Stavkirke Norges største stavkirke i dag. Kirken er fremdeles i vanelig bruk og det avholdes gudstjenester hver søndag. The church was built in about 1200, but it is founded wood in the church who are older than this. Because of that, there may have been a church here earlier than stave church. The building is characterized by many adornments through several eras. The church is not damaged by fire or natural disaster since it was built 800 years ago. Earlier there were probably a larger stave churches in Norway, but Heddal Stave Church is less than 26 meters high, 20 meters long and 16 meters wide. Therefore Heddal Stave Church Norway's largest stave church today. The church is still in regular use and are held worship services every Sunday.
During the summer season there are guided tours in English, German and Norwegian. The guides tell about the building and history. See more on the church's website.
How to get here?
The church is located by E134, 3 km west of Notodden. Use train (NSB) or bus (Timeekspressen) to Notodden. From Notodden, it is possible to use a local bus to the church.