The Light chapel at Beitostølen


The light chapel is just a short walk from Beitostølen downtown, and is absolutely worth the visit. Small, intimate and with an amazing glas painting.

Opened in 2000, it features glas painting made from sketches by Ferdinand Finne.

Lyskapellet Beitostølen Norge

Lena and Bente had asked at the hotel, and the chapel should be just down the road.

We strolled down Beitostølen downtown, which does not take very long. After all, it’s quite the small place. We found a big chair along the way – finally a chair where I could wave my legs!

Stor stol på Beitostølen
Big chair at Beitostølen

After a very long walk (ok, not that long), we decided to check Google Maps. One should always listen to the locals, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

But where exactly is the light chapel?

According to Google Maps, the chapel was 11km away. That’s not just a short stroll down the street!

Feeling quite confused we turned around and started on the walk back to the hotel and the car. On the way we stopped at Stølen bakeri for a quick bite to eat. A crazy big sandwich made it all feel so much better.

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Sandwich at Stølen bakeri

Listen to the locals

Back at the hotel we checked with the staff, and they were just as puzzled as us. Google Maps was wrong! *gasp* We were actually very close by when we turned around.

Feeling lazy and full from lunch, we got in the car and drove back to the chapel.

From the parking lot of BEITOSTØLEN HELSESPORTSENTER you’ll find the chapel up on the left side.

Lyskapellet Beitostølen

The chapel was very cozy, with a spectacular glas painting on one side. The roof had there small stars on a deep blue color. It was so quiet and calm in there.

Or, that was until 3 travel bloggers stormed in with cameras. We tried to be as quiet as possible.

Lyskapellet Beitostølen

Oooh, I almost forgot!

We found some horses next to the chapel!

So, if you find yourself in the Beitostølen area, I would recommend the light chapel. It’s a really nice place!

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