Heddal Stave Church is Norway's largest stave church and is 25 meters long and 17 meters wide. The church is a true masterpiece in wood and is situated near Notodden in Telemark.
Heddal Stave Church was built around 1250 and is today a part of the local community. The church is the first attraction along The National Park Route.
Heddal Stave Church is the largest of Norway's 28 preserved stave churches. It is a magnificent church with three towers, 64 roof surfaces and an external gallery circling the building. The Church is still functioning and during the summer it is used for weddings, confirmations and services.
There is a cafeteria in the neighbouring building, the Parish Barn, with exhibitions, toilet and nappy changing facilities, and a "quiet room" for those who want to withdraw for prayer and reflection.
Kafé Olea serves warm and cold dishes and refreshments. It also sells a variety of souvenirs.
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