Rennebu Church

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Rennebu church is shaped as a “Y”. This is quite rare and only found in Norway. In Norway there are only five churches of this shape.


Voll, 7393 Rennebu


24. June - 18. Aug. 2019. Every day 09-14. Contact the pilegrim hosts in Gammelbua.


On the trail

Info 2019 or Facebook: Rennebu kirke 350 år

Rennebu Church had its 350 year anniversary in 2019.

The first church in Rennebu may have been built around the year 1100 and remnants from the church suggests that it was a stave church of the old kind. It was probably in a very poor condition when it was demolished and a new church was completed in 1669. Rennebu Church is one of five remaining Y-shaped churches in Norway. It was built like this in order to create a feeling of closeness between the pulpit and the congregation.

The remnants of the old stave church still exist and a crucifix from the 13th century is now hanging in the new church, while the entry gate can be found at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim. A beautiful tombstone from the middle ages shaped as a wheel cross can be seen in the cemetery.

Contact the pilgrim host in Gammelbua 250 meters away if you wish to enter the church. Please call in advance, +47 900 89 174. Before 24. June and after 18. August and also outside the opening hours, the following can be contacted: Joar (+47 995 42 018), Else (+47 932 27 345) or Tora (+47 901 74 776).