Visit adress: Rådhuset, Aurlandsvangen, Aurland
Postadress:Vangen 1, 5745 Aurland, NORWAY
Telephone: +47 57 63 29 00
Aurland Doctor’s Office
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Civil marriages in Aurland Municipality
The name Aurland
The name Aurland is believed to derive from the Old Norse words aurr (which means "gravel") plus land (which means "land" or "district").
The Undredal stave church is a simple, small one-nave (ship) church that was built around 1150. It is located in the village of Undredal. It is one of the oldest preserved stave churches in Norway.
The Vangen Church was built in 1202. The building was financed by a powerful family who lived in Aurland in the Viking Age and onwards. The church is built in the early Gothic style influenced by English architecture. A document written in 1714 tells us that the English merchants used to stay in Aurland during long periods to buy different articles and they are supposed to have taken part in the building of the church. Most likely they would have been the master builders.
In 1725, the Danish-Norwegian government was experiencing financial problems and King Frederick IV sold the church. The church remained as private property until the late 19th century. Then the municipality bought Vangen church back for 500 kroner.
At the last restoration in 1926, the original colors and designs were uncovered. Then the ceiling was taken away and the baldachin over the pulpit was brought back again. A new altarpiece was made. The Norwegian artist Emanuel Vigeland made the stained glass windows (two of the windows in the chancel illustrate the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and the one in the middle is Jesus Christ, the Savior).
- Kjelfossen is located near the village of Gudvangen
- Kjosfossen can be seen from the Flåmsbana railway
- The Stegastein viewpoint was constructed in 2006 with a spectacular view of the surrounding fjords and valleys.
- The Den
Business and industry
Farming was traditionally the main source of income in Aurland, especially meat- and milk production. Though decreasing, farming is still important, but tourism plays an increasing role in Aurland, with the Flåm Railway line and Aurlandsdalen as the main attractions.