Lövånger Church town

Skellefteå

Lövånger Church town is one of the older church towns that are preserved. Old maps have been found in church buildings from the middle of the 17th century.

The church villages became quite common after the Protestant church in Sweden gained its power and placed high demands on the church among the people. You would regularly attend church services and holidays. In 1681, "church tours" were introduced, which meant that those who lived within a mile of the church would come every Sunday and within two miles every other Sunday.

Lövånger Kyrkstad is one of the few church towns where the unique opportunity to stay in.

There are 117 church cottages, about ten cottages are privately owned.