Church

Eystein Church

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Foto: Hans-Jacob Dahl
Modern pilgrim church at Hjerkinn, Dovrefjell

Address

2661 Hjerkinn

Distance

On the trail

Open 2024

Daily June 15 - September 1st, from 8 am - 7pm

Prayer

09:00 and 18:00

The Eystein Church is a church in Dovre municipality, Oppland county. It was built in 1969 as a church for pilgrims and wanderers. The church is located where the three counties of Hedmark, Oppland and Sør-Trøndelag meets.

The name derived from King Eystein Magnusson who was King in Norway in 1103-1123. Under his reign, the first church in the area was built. Eystein Church is constructed using concrete. Stone and sand was brought from the local mine at Hjerkinn, and when it's clear you can see the pyrite shine in the sun.