Sunlight pierces though a heavy sky to create a rainbow over Hopperstad Stave Church in Vik, Norway. This church was built around the year The Stave churches are constructions of high quality, richly decorated with carvings.
The Stave Church at the Hjemkomst Center is a full scale replica of the Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway. The church in Vik is one of only 29 that remain of the more than 1000 Stave Churches built in Norway during the time period.
900 year old church. Borgund Stave Church is a stave church located in Borgund, Lærdal, Norway. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. This is also the best preserved of Norway's 28 extant stave churches.