Are there stave churches in Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

You get to explore some of Norway's beautiful west coast fjord regions in the first parts of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, including a viking settlement that will eventually evolve to become Stavanger as we know it today. But many people are wondering if there are in fact stave churches in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. 

There are no real stave churches in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, but they have some Norse temples that look almost exactly like stave churches. However, Assassin's Creed Valhalla takes place before Christianity comes to Norway, so there are no churches in the Norway region of the game. 

Some people have found the Norse temple seen in the Norway region of AC Valhalla to look a lot like Heddal stave church, which is in reality found in Notodden, Norway. This is pretty much on the other side of the country compared to where AC Valhalla takes place. 

So while the Norse temple in the game might resemple it and even have taken inspiration from it, it is clearly not meant to be either this stave church or any other stave church. The temples in Assassin's Creed Valhalla are purely fictional.