Bakka Church, Gudvangen

#14 of 21 in Historic Sites in Sogn og Fjordane
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Bakka Church (Norwegian: Bakka kyrkje) is a parish church in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Bakka, on the shores of the sparsely populated Nærøyfjorden. It is the church for the Nærøy parish which is part of the Sogn prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1859 using designs by the architect Christian Henrik Grosch. The church seats about 200 people.
The church is a small, simple building with a 13.5-by-7-metre (44 ft × 23 ft) nave and a 4.4-by-7-metre (14 ft × 23 ft) choir. A 1.7-by-3.4-metre (5 ft 7 in × 11 ft 2 in) chancel contains the altarpiece.
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  • We drove here, but most walk which would be much nicer. The church is picturesque along the fjord. There really isn't much else in Bakka, so don't come expecting to do much else.  more »
  • Staying in Gudvangen, the walk to Bakka was recommended for those of us looking for a hike. We passed waterfalls, pastures, and forests and even met some ponies who were occupying the road - that's...  more »
  • Wonderful walk around 4kms from gudvangen to reach this quiet and peaceful place.

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