News Release

Location of the Oslo Norway Temple announced

Faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ consider temples to be the house of the Lord and the most sacred places of worship on earth.LocationOslo, Norway

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the location of the Oslo Norway Temple that was announced in April 2021. The temple will be built on a 3.2-hectare (8-acre) site located at Smedsvingen and Ravnsborgveien roads in Hvalstad, Norway. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 1.000 square meters (10,800 square feet) with patron housing and arrival facilities included.

The Oslo Norway Temple will be the first in the country and the fourth in Scandinavia. Latter-day Saints in Norway currently must travel to temples in Copenhagen, Denmark  or London, England.

The first Latter-day Saint missionaries arrived in Norway in the 1850s. Thousands of Norwegians joined the Church over the next several years, with about half immigrating to the United States. Today, Norway is home to around 4,500 Latter-day Saints.

Detailed design plans for the temple are still being developed. More information, including exterior renderings, will be made public later. Groundbreaking dates will be announced in the future. Project leaders will soon start working with city officials on preliminary plans for the temple and will begin filing public documents in the coming months.

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