This illustration is based on Borgund Stave Church in Lærdal Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. The real life church is a stunning sight, built with wooden boards coated with tar. The church was built sometime between 1180 and 1250, after the end of the Viking age, but still owes a lot of its inspiration and craftsmanship to the Vikings.

My illustration is a playful take on this church, and the exterior is loosely based on it, with cartoon and ornamental elements added.

Product designs with this illustration can be viewed and purchased from my shop at Socitey6.com. Here are some examples.

Borgund Stave Church Society6 Designs

Borgund Stave Church Society6 Designs