Tromsø Cemetery is situated on the east facing slope above the city centre from where the street Kirkegårdsvegen (kirkegård = churchyard) leads to the cemetery. The chapel stands on the west side of the lower avenue and is easily seen from the main gate on Kirkegårdsvegen.

The chapel is a wooden building and the exterior is painted in three colours: light ochre cladding with green and red used on doors, windows, surrounds and corners as well as a grid of horizontal and vertical decorative details. All the windows have semicircular arches. Slate is the main roofing material and on top of the pitched roof sits a square turret with a spire. These as well as the former ridge board may be associated with the stave churches. The early 20th century was a time with many patriotic ideals in Norwegian architecture and the stave churches were an obvious source of inspiration.

Year of construction

1905

Architect

City Engineer Liaasen

Client

Tromsø Kirketilsyn

Building Type

Chapel

Construction System / Materials

Wood
timber
log building

Keywords

Chapel
Roman windows
ridge turret

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Kapellet, Tromsø gravlund
Kapellet, Tromsø gravlund
Kapellet, Tromsø gravlund
Kapellet, Tromsø gravlund
Kapellet, Tromsø gravlund