Kvernes Stave Church - Things to Know Before Visiting
Fv247 34, 6530 Averøy, Norway
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About Kvernes Stave Church
A beautiful and special stave church. it was built in the period 1631 – 33, and not in the 13th century! This makes Kvernes unique: Norways only stave church built after the Middle Ages. Inside the church, there is choir screen with a crucifix and royal monogram, baroque pulpit, painted acanthus decorations. The altarpiece is from 1475.
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Designed by the architect Odd Østby on the theme "Rock Crystals In Roses " and consecrated in 1964, this is perhaps Norway's most daring church building. When light flows through the 320 color glass windows in all shades of red and yellow, the 30-meter high chancel wall is transformed into a symphony of colors.
The Storseisundet Bridge is the longest of the eight bridges that make up the Atlanterhavsveien, the road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averøya in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The bridge sits on the border between Eide Municipality and Averøy Municipality and passes through an archipelago as it links mainland Norway with the island of Averoy. It is one of the country's official national tourist routes.
The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road is an 8.3-kilometer-long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Hustadvika and Averøy municipalities in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. It runs between the villages of Kårvåg in Averøy and Vevang in Hustadvika.
Grip Stave Church is a historic parish church of the Church of Norway in Kristiansund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the now-abandoned fishing village of Grip on the small island of Grip about 14 kilometers northwest of the town of Kristiansund. It was an annex church for the Kristiansund parish which is part of the Ytre Nordmøre prosti in the Diocese of Møre. The white, wooden church was built in a rectangular stave church style in 1470 by an unknown architect.
The cathedral, which was consecrated in 1957, is a double-nave long church in a Gothic style. A 50-meter high freestanding bell tower culminates in a copper-clad pyramid. The interior of the church contains some lovely stained glass, and is richly decorated. It is the third church to be built on the site. The two first ones burned down, but an old wooden cross and Axel Ender's "Easter Morning" altarpiece were rescued from the flames.
One of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway is located only a 10 minutes’ walk from the center of Molde town. The Romsdal Museum was established in 1912 and portrays buildings and interesting interiors from the whole region. The town street ”Bygata” shows typical Molde townhouses from the pre-war period. Get a guided tour or wander around on your own. The museum is situated in a nice park area with benches where you can relax, a duck pond, and lush flower beds.
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