Ålfoten Church

Ålfoten Church
Ålfoten kyrkje

View of the church
Ålfoten Church
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Ålfoten Church
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
61°50′23″N 5°40′40″E / 61.8396°N 5.6779°E / 61.8396; 5.6779Coordinates: 61°50′23″N 5°40′40″E / 61.8396°N 5.6779°E / 61.8396; 5.6779
Location Bremanger Municipality,
Sogn og Fjordane
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical Lutheran
Website Ålfoten Church
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Style Langkyrkje (Long church)
Completed c. 1610
Materials Wood
Parish Ålfoten
Deanery Nordfjord prosti
Diocese Diocese of Bjørgvin

Ålfoten Church (Norwegian: Ålfoten kyrkje) is a parish church in Bremanger Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Ålfoten, very close to the shore of the Ålfotfjorden. The church is part of the Ålfoten parish in the Nordfjord deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The cog-joint wooden "long church" was built in the 17th century to replace an older church.[1][2]

Ålfoten Church, which can seat 100 people, was built in the 17th century. The present church was built on or near the site of a 13th-century stave church. For a long time, the year 1678 was believed to be the year of the construction, but it probably dates from about 1610.[3] This church is the oldest wooden church still standing in the Nordfjord region of Norway. It is a small, modest church with a small stone wall around the churchyard. The interior is almost all unpainted. The interior was restored in the late 1970s.[3][4]


  1. "Ålfoten kyrkje". Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  2. "Oversikt over Nåværende Kirker" (in Norwegian). KirkeKonsulenten.no. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  3. 1 2 "Ålfoten church". Sogn og Fjordane Fylkesarkivet. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  4. "Trangt under taket i Ålfot-kyrkja" (in Norwegian). NRK. 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-28.

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