Hopperstad Church (Norway) after restoration

Hopperstad Church (Norway) after restoration

The original Hopperstad Stave Church in Vik, Norway, after its restoration, ca. 1891. The community’s new church, built in the 1870s, is visible behind the Hopperstad.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica, summer

Hopperstad Stave Church replica, summer

Hopperstad Stave Church replica in Moorhead, summer 2016. Photographed by Davin Wait.

Color image of the Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, 2011. Photograph by Flickr user Steve Borsch.

Sample plan of a stave church layout, similar to the Hopperstad.

Stave church floor plan

Sample plan of a stave church layout, similar to the Hopperstad. Typical elements of stave churches include a walkway (sval), nave (midtrom), chancel (kor), and apse (apsis). Image by Wikimedia Commons user Hȧkon Andreas Christie.

Color image of the interior of the original Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway, July 13, 2010.

Hopperstad Stave Church (Norway), interior

The interior of the original Hopperstad Church in Vik, Norway, July 13, 2010. Note the canopy of the baldachin, six staves, structural St. Andrew’s crosses, and small windows in the clerestory.

Color image of the front façade of the Hopperstad Stave Church replica in Moorhead, Minnesota, 2009. Photographed by Flickr user Amy Meredith.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica front façade

Front façade of the Hopperstad Stave Church replica in Moorhead, Minnesota, 2009. Photographed by Flickr user Amy Meredith.

Color image of the leper’s window and part of the choir screen separating the chancel from the nave inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica leper’s window

View of the leper’s window and part of the choir screen separating the chancel from the nave inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

Color image of the ceiling inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica ceiling

View of the ceiling inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

Color image of the baldachin inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica baldachin

View of the baldachin inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017.

Color image of the baldachin and the chancel inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

Hopperstad Stave Church replica baldachin and altar

View of the baldachin and the chancel inside the Hopperstad Stave Church replica, April 2, 2017. Photographed by Kaci Johnson.

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