A beautiful and special stave church. New research in 2020 discovered the true age of Kvernes 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.
Located with a magnificent view over the Kvernes fjord and the Frei fjord. The chuch is only about 25 min drive from the big attraction; the Atlantic Road.
Inside the church; choir screen with crucifix and royal monogram, baroque pulpit, painted acanthus decorations. The altarpiece is from 1475.
On Nordmøre there are two stave churches, one at Kvernes and also Grip stave church on the small island of Grip. At Kvernes, guide service is available, and it is highly attractive for visitors, also larger groups. Open daily during summer.
Next door you will find Old Kvernes Rural Museum and the more recent Kvernes church (1893) is also located nearby. Exit the RV64 by Bruhagen towards Kvernes.