Mosstrond Church

Mosstrond Church, Vinje Municipality

Mosstrond Church
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Mosstrond Church on the island of Hovden, was built in 1923 after the old church was destroyed by fire in a thunderstorm on Midsummer's Day in 1919. The new church was decorated by Sveinung Svalastoga, and has become a very special place of worship. Open on agreement. Guided tours to the church and the island of Hovden in the summer season, see below: Sightseeing tour to the Hovden Island: On Thursdays in the summer, cruises with a local guide operate from Skinnarbu to the island of Hovden, with its unique church at Mosstrond, beautifully decorated by the artist Sveinung Svalastoga from Rauland. This church has a unique and beautiful funeral custom: local people help to bury the coffin. Havard Giboen, the renowned Hardanger fiddle player, is buried here. The guide will tell about the history and present story of the rural comunity of Mosstrond.
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RRJ55
Glasgow, UK236 contributions
A Great Island
Mar 2018
I stayed for a week on the island and joined a group in the hostel/ sport hotel.There was not much time for worship as we skied every day.We crossed over the frozen lake by snow mobile but I understand a boat does the job in the summer.Each day we skied over the lakecto other islands or the mainland.
Well worth a visit and an excellent place to stay.
Written 15 April 2018
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