St Olaf's Way, Norway, a popular walking pilgrimage route between Oslo and Tronheim.  The train we rode follows the same route.

St Olaf's Way, Norway, a popular walking pilgrimage route between Oslo and Trondheim.

St. Olaf's Church, Balestrand, Norway

Olaf's Church, Balestrand, Norway in Dragestil (Dragon style) architecture

St. Olaf’s Castle, Savonlinna, Finland.

Olaf’s Castle) is a century three-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the northernmost medieval stone fortress still standing.

The pilgrimage of St Olaf's Way ends in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.

The pilgrimage of St Olaf's Way ends in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.

St. Olof Church, Sigtuna, Sweden ~ oldest city in Sweden (980) and the church built circa 1100 is dedicated to Viking King, Olaf Tryggvasson.  Photo: Robban.G

Olof Church, Sigtuna, Sweden ~ oldest city in Sweden and the church built circa 1100 is dedicated to Viking King, Olaf Tryggvasson.

(Imageinsight, 24/10/2014) St. Olaf's Church located in Balestrand, Norway. the difference her compared to most churches in the lack of stone where is gives the room a much warmer feeling rather than a large stone room. It appears to be a a common to use hard wood for any structure like a boat for Norse stave church to keep it in better condition against the elements.

Olaf's Church located in Balestrand, Norway. The lack of stone gives the room a warmer feeling than a large stone room. The love of wood and working staying into the second and third generations after my grandmother's immigration to America.

St.Olaf's Church, Balestrand - Norway...both of my grandfathers had Olaf as part of their name.

Olaf's Anglican Church, Balestrand, Norway, was built in the pseudo-stave church style and was completed in by anek messier

St. Olaf’s Castle, The water Fortress of Savonlinna, Finland

Olaf’s Castle, The water Fortress of Savonlinna, Finland

Midnight Sun over St Olaf's Church in Tallinn, Estonia.

Midnight Sun

The Chapel in Frozen was inspired by St. Olaf’s Church in Balestrand, Norway. It was also known as the English church because its construction was begun by Margaret Green, an Englishwoman who lived in the nearby mountains with Knut Kvikne, the man she fell in love with. Though she stayed there with him, she was also very pious, and began building the church with him to be able to practice her Anglican faith. Unfortunately, she died before it was completed.

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Olaf’s Church, Balestrand, Norway, aka where Elsa's coronation took place (Frozen)

St Olaf's Church in Talinn, Estonia. It was the tallest building in the world from 1549 to 1625.

St Olaf's Church in Talinn, Estonia. It was the tallest building in the world from 1549 to My family crest hangs on the walls

St. Olaf church (Oleviste kirik), Tallinn. Built 12th Century. The tower has been hit by lightning around ten times, and the whole church has burned down three times throughout its known existence. Following several rebuildings, its overall height is now 124 m

St. Olaf church (Oleviste kirik), Tallinn. Built 12th Century. The tower has been hit by lightning around ten times, and the whole church has burned down three times throughout its known existence. Following several rebuildings, its overall height is now 124 m

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