Borgund Stave Church The Borgund Stave Church doesn’t look like a regular church. It has some features of a church but it is a marvel due to the fact that it is so old. Ran and protected by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments, it is one of 28 extant stave churches. It was built between 1180 and 1250 AD and is also the best preserved one. It now functions as a museum.