The Stave Church Gallery model is located at the very front of the Norway Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. While touring, you might want to take a quick walkthrough to see the current exhibit, “Gods of the Vikings.”
The reason I say a quick walkthrough is that the interior of the Stave replica is fairly small. It won’t take long to take a step inside to check things out. Below is a look at the intricate door carvings around the front entrance of the Stave Church Gallery.
And here are the details about the replica.
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Walk Through Exhibit
Thor and Loki are featured in
Stave Church Gallery
Inside the Stave Church Gallery, you’ll find a few intricate carvings in the Vikings exhibit.
A few displays along the back wall provide details about the mythological gods of the Vikings.
The exhibit includes familiar names like Thor.
Loki might ring a bell too for those familiar with the Marvel franchise.
And then there’s Freya who has an interesting story.
Freya was said to be loved by everyone, but she longed to be with her husband, who wasn’t around much. She would disguise herself as a hawk and fly over the world looking for him. During the process, she would weep, and her tears would turn to gold. Therefore gold was often referred to as the tears of Freya in early Viking poetry.
At least that’s what the sign in the exhibit says. Each display has a few artifacts or replicas to relate to the early Vikings.
And there’s even an authentic Broa picture stone.
These stones are considered to be the most valid source of information about Viking mythology.
You’ll also see signage crediting the sources that helped make the exhibit possible.
This particular display has been in the Stave Church Gallery at Epcot since 2018. Most of the countries in the World Showcase have these types of exhibits for a couple of years. Eventually, they will be changed out with something new.
If you are in the Norway area, make sure to check it out. There is a door on each side of the Stave Church to enter on one side and exit on the other. Most guests probably have no idea that anything is even inside.
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The other resorts include Disney’s Caribbean Beach (full resort review here). And the two values that share a Skyliner station are Disney’s Pop Century Hotel and the Art of Animation Resort with Little Mermaid rooms.
Let me know if you get a chance to see the Stave Gallery Exhibit.