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    Stave church
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    Aurlandsfjord
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    Stave church
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    Aurlandsfjord 4 more images

    by GeoV Written Mar 12, 2010

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    Undredal is a small village beautifully situated on the Aurlandsfjord. It is well known for two things. Firstly, there is the stave church, thought to date originally from the middle of the 12th century but whose present appearance is largely due to 17th century decorations and fittings followed by a major 1722 restoration. Secondly, there is geitost, the rich, brown cheese for which the village is a centre of production. You may also be offered a sample of the local goat sausage / salami which is said to go well with the cheese. By this time you may have already encountered some of the rather charming local goats....

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    by evaanna Written Sep 9, 2005

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    There aren't many things to do at Undredal but the scenery is so stunning taking a walk across the bridge and up the narrow mountain road to see the fjord or going down to the fjord are well worth the effort. Perhaps by the time you come back the guide will arrive and take you around the old church?

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    Undredal Stave Church

    by evaanna Written Sep 9, 2005

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    The reason so many people visit this secluded village is the unique Undredal Stave Church, the smallest church in Scandinavia in regular use. Built in 1147 but completely restored and given its present look around 1722, the church has retained some of its original medieval features, like frescoes, a chandelier with five carved deer heads and one of the church bells. The pulpit dates back to 1696 and the brass candlesticks on the altar to 1708. The church is open daily in high season, otherwise by appointment only. Mind, the second fortnight of August is no longer high season in Norway, probably that is why we just found a note to this effect "The church is closed. The Guide".

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    Undredal from the fjord

    by evaanna Updated Sep 9, 2005

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    Fondest memory: Another encounter with Undredal on the ferry going to Flam was a pleasant surprise - I had not thought we would be passing it or see it so clearly, like a Christmas card picture with the church in the middle. The clouds, so low on that day, shrouded the place in mystery, making the picture even more charming.

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