Valjok Church

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Valjok Church
Valjok kirke
Valjok Church is located in Finnmark
Valjok Church
Valjok Church
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 69°41′31″N 25°55′54″E / 69.69194°N 25.93166°E / 69.69194; 25.93166
Location Karasjok Municipality, Finnmark
Country Norway
Denomination Church of Norway
Churchmanship Evangelical
Former name(s) Valjok kapell
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Harald Sund
Completed 1932
Capacity 60
Materials Wood
Parish Karasjok
Deanery Indre Finnmark prosti
Diocese Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland

Valjok Church (Norwegian: Valjok kirke) is a parish church in Karasjok Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the village of Váljohka. The church is part of the Karasjok parish in the Indre Finnmark deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The small, red, wooden church was built in 1932 to serve the inhabitants in the northeastern part of the municipality, along the Tana River. The church seats about 60 people. The interior colouring is remarkable, with strong red and blue detail set against golden, unpainted woodwork. These are interpreted as the traditional colours of the gákti (the traditional Sami costume) and they are a standard feature of Sami décor.[1][2]

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  1. ^ University of Tromsø. "Valjok kapell" (in Norwegian). Arkitekturguide Nord-Norge og Svalbard. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Valjok kirke" (in Norwegian). Kirkesøk: Kirkebyggdatabasen. Retrieved 2013-03-29.