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Vågå Stave Church


The church, which is consecrated to St Peter, is from the 12th century but was moved to the present location and converted into a cruciform church in 1630. The entrance portals and ornamental wall panels stem from the old stave church. The Church contains a baptismal font of soapstone from the 12th century and a large crucifix from the Middle Ages. The church graveyard contains many unique headstones in wood and soapstone. The legendary reindeer hunter Jo Gjende is buried here. Near the church is the belfry built in wood, from the 19th century.