The church was built in three stages, the first stage in 1619. Later, as the church grew too small, one of the short walls was sawn out in order to lengthen the church. This explains its unusual shape. Inside, the church has many beautiful painted decorations of prophets, angels and flowers. The pulpit and the altarpiece were decorated by the church artist Godtfred Hendtzchel.

In order to differentiate the parishoners' varying wealth and position, the first pews were reserved for the wealthiest farms, elaborately decorated, with the name of these farms prominent.

Contact

Address:
  • Kyrkjebøen 28
  • 4137 ÅRDAL I RYFYLKE
Phone:
404 39 240
Email:
postmottak@hjelmeland.kommune.no
Website:
www.hjelmeland.kommune.no

Facilities

Parking:

Where is Årdal Old Church (Årdal gamle kyrkje) in Hjelmeland?