Photo: Li og Li foto, Håkon Li

Built around 1180 and dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is the most distinctive stave church in Norway. Some of its finest features are the lavishly carved portals and the crosses and carvings of dragon’s heads on the roofs.

The entrance to the stave church is at the Visitor’s Centre opposite the stave church. In our Visitor Centre we offer an exhibition on the history of stave churches in Norway, a restaurant and souvenir shop.

The area surrounding Borgund Stave Church is rich in historic cultural heritage. Vindhellavegen, part of the Kings Road across Filefjell, is situated right by the church and offers beautiful walking possibilities. This renovated, historic path was awarded “Norway’s most beautiful road“ by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in 2014. The Kings Road across Filefjell was one of the winners of the Europa Nostra Cultural Heritage Award in 2017. Borgund Stave Church is certified Environmental Lighthouse since 2010.

Borgund Stave Church was purchased in 1877 by the National Trust of Norway (Fortidsminneforeningen) thereby saving it from demolition.

Opening hours

Season 2023: 15th April – 15th Oktober

Open all days: 9:30 AM – 17:30 PM
(NB! Closed on May 17th)

All group visits must be booked in advance.

Adult: 110
Children: 80
Family: 250
Group: 100 (Minimum 10)
Student: 80
Pensioner: 100



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