Announcement:4 April 2021
Site:8 acres | 3.2 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:10,800 square feet | 1,003 square meters
Elevation:110 feet | 34 meters
The Oslo Norway Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On May 1, 2023, the official exterior rendering of the Oslo Norway Temple was released to the public.
On May 1, 2023, the site for the Oslo Norway Temple was announced as an 8-acre property located at Smedsvingen and Ravnsborgveien roads in Hvalstad, Norway. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,800 square feet with patron housing and arrival facilities included.["Locations of Temples in Africa and Europe Released," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 May 2023.]
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Oslo Norway Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. This will be the first temple for Norway, which is home to about 5,000 Latter-day Saints. Oslo, Norway’s capital, sits on the country’s southern coast. The Book of Mormon was translated into Danish in 1850 – the first language other than English. The first missionaries arrived in Norway in 1851 and the first two congregations were organized in July 1852. In Scandinavia, the Church also has temples in Helsinki, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Stockholm, Sweden.1
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.