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Said to be built in early 1200s, Eidsvoll kirke is designed in a Romanesque style. An important part of a pilgrimage walk, it is frequented by the pilgrims as well as tourists. Some archaeologists have reasons to believe that the older church was actually built on an already existing one. Throughout the ages the church has been restored many times, more recently in 1885 and later in 1965.
Lunner kirke is a medieval stone church, located on the hill of Lunnertoppen was built in the 12th Century. The original church consists of a round church tower that was demolished and rebuilt in 1780. The building today is a stone structure with spacious interiors. It functions as a working church of the community and provides regular services for its parishioners.
Completed in 1998, Oslo Gardermoen Airport is one of Europe's most modern hubs. Although it is located 47 kilometers (29 miles) outside of the city, transportation is fast and easy to access. The airport has a wealth of facilities including shops, a pharmacy, a travel agency, ATMs, a currency exchange, lounges and a meditation room. A multi-story car park has direct access to the terminal building, while frequent shuttle buses service four additional ground level car parks. Parking rates vary depending on the proximity of the car park to the terminal. The express Flytoget train whisks you from Gardermoen to the central Oslo S Station in less than 20 minutes. Departures are every ten minutes. Alternatively, the Flybussen service departs every 15 minutes and takes 40 minutes to reach Bussterminalen Galleriet. Taxis wait at the front of the airport and take about 50 minutes to reach the city center. These can be outrageously expensive. Despite its modest size, Gardermoen ! Airport has a very good range of food services. A coffee shop, sandwich bar, café, restaurant serving Norwegian specialties, and lounge bar are available. Several offer a takeaway food option for those on the run. The unpredictable nature of Norwegian weather makes for frequent delays during the winter. Ice and fog can close the airport for hours.
Dating back to the year 1163, Hedal Stave Church is an architectural wonder. Several coins dating back to King Sverre's regime have been unearthed at the church site. The church is probably the earliest of its types to still survive in Valdres. Among its extensive collection of ancient religious items, the reliquary is probably the most intriguing. Dating back to the 13th Century, this reliquary is made of copper-coated wood and remains one of the last surviving reliquaries to still exist in the country.
Ullensaker kirke is one of the main churches in the county. It is said that, the site where the church stands today was a temple devoted to Ullr, the Norse God of Winter and Sport, centuries before the a church was formed in 1100s. Consecrated in 1958, under the guidance of St. Olav, this building that stands today is mainly a concrete structure designed by Arnstein Arnberg and Per Solemsli wherein some artifacts, like the baptismal font, date back to 1100s. The Baroque-style altar, pulpit and some of the paintings are from 1600s. If you're a history or an arts buff, this church will leave you mesmerized.