Norway's Stave Church and Viking Exhibit

On your trip "around the world" at Epcot make sure and stop at Norway to check out the Stave Church and the Viking exhibit it contains. Often passed up in order to take a ride on Maelstrom or dine with the princesses at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, this rare find will provide you with the chance to expand your Viking knowledge and take a break from the heat.

The Stave Church is a replica of the Gol Stave Church that is found in the Norwegian Folk Museum in Oslo, Norway. Inside you will find a Viking exhibit complete with authentic weapons and other artifacts, as well as figures of important Norwegians: Olaf II, Erik the Red and Rognvald, a Viking raider who invaded and colonized France.

Replica of a Viking ShipReplica of a Viking Ship

Authentic Steel and Silver SwordAuthentic Steel and Silver Sword

Authentic Viking SpearheadAuthentic Viking Spearhead

Authentic Arrow PointsAuthentic Arrow Points

Have you ever walked through the Viking Exhibit at the Stave Church in Norway?

Mase wrote on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 08:33:

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This is why I love Disney so much. These little tucked away gems that you will walk past, and never know about. I have never known about this, but will have to check it out when we go back in November. I thought Maelstrom was a tucked away secret... but even though this isn't a ride... this really seems cool to visit and check out.

Kasey O'Connor wrote on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:48:

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I love that Disney doesn't just stop at doing one attraction or one restaurant in each Pavilion...there are always a few different things to check out! Every time I go to Epcot I feel like I get to do something new :)

Scott D wrote on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 20:39:

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I loved the stave church, both inside and out. You absolutely need those moments at WDW, even at EPCOT. A little oasis from the hubbub.

The Boxing Guru wrote on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 00:18:

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This is on my "checklist" for our next visit! Thanks for posting this.

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