Urnes Stave Church lies on the eastern shores of the Lusterfjord in Western Norway
The church was built on the site of two previous churches in around 1132 and stands in its original position. Between the 11th and 14thC about 1200 Stav-churches arose in Scandinavia.
A stave church is made of wood, and the construction is made out of poles ("staver" in Norwegian), hence the name.
Urnes Stave Church was added to the World Heritage List in 1979.
Foto: Teigens Fotoatelier
© Fortidsforeningen, Bergen, Norway