Both the nave and the chancel are built in the stave technique and bounded by a large corner stave in each corner. The church has an elevated middle room where the ceiling is held up by a row of inner staves (columns). These staves go from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. Originally, there was an external gallery all around the church, but this was removed when the church was enlarged in the mid-1600s. The carved dragon heads on the roof are characteristic of the church from the beginning.
Like today, Lom was an important intersection between East and West, and Lom Stave Church was a busy church during the Middle Ages, where the villagers shared the space with pilgrims and other travellers passing through Lom. More about Lom Stave Church
The church is open for visitors every day during the summer season, and we open for groups all year on request. We can provide English and Norwegian speaking guides every day. If you need a German speaking guide, it is wise to make a reservation at least a week prior to the visit. More for visitors
Opening hours summer 2023
June 1st - June 20th 10:00-16:00
June 21st -August 14th 10:00-19:00
August 15th - September 25th 10:00-16:00
Price for entrance and guiding
Nok 100.- /person (group less than 10 persons)
Nok 80.- /person in group (minimum 10 persons, and one person pay for all in the group, otherwise price per person)
Nok 60,- senior and student
Children u/15 together with parents free
Othervise Nok 40,-
Outside the regular opening hours, minimum charge is Nok 600.-
We accept vouchers, most credit cards and cash (NOK).
In the main season there are a lot of visitors. In order to give your group the best possible service, we recommend that you book the guided visit in advance.
Telephone guides during opening hours:
(+47) 970 75 397
(June 1st - September 25th 2022)
For further information, call
tel (+47) 970 75 397/ (+47) 481 65 527