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Fantoft Stavkirke

Paradis, Bergen, Norway
+47 55 28 07 10
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A bit creepy looking

Fantoft Stave Church is a reconstructed stave church, app 10 min outside the centre of Bergen. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adele H
Copenhagen, Denmark
Interesting Stave Church, although small

The construction of Stave churches is really cool, but their history is possibly more interesting... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Matt T
Denver, Colorado
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Paradis, Bergen, Norway
Paradis, Bergen, Norway
+47 55 28 07 10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantoft Stave Church is a reconstructed stave church, app 10 min outside the centre of Bergen. The church was originally built around the year 1150, but in 1992, the church was destroyed by arson. Reconstruction of the church was completed in 1997. Check online for...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The construction of Stave churches is really cool, but their history is possibly more interesting than the buildings themselves.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is maybe the easiest / best stavechurch to reach for tourists and to get an idea what a stavecurch is. Out of wood entirely, No windows except of one, for the people with leprosy, to look inside and take part of the ceremony. Of...More

2  Thank JanSmithSchneider
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

It's just a quick 10 minute walk from the Tram stop "Fantoft". You hop off and head up the hill right outside the stop, and signs will point you in the right way which is up the hill. The small little gate/turnstile at the entrance...More

2  Thank Ian K
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting at the end of a lovely, woodsy drive. It is a reconstruction after a fire several years ago.

1  Thank niteowljune
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were only able to walk around this, but it was worth the stop (no cost). It was taken apart and completely reconstructed using the original methods, & that is impressive considering its size. It is off the main path, so you have to know...More

Thank judyAlabama
Reviewed 15 October 2017

On the website it said the church would be open but we travelled on the light rail to find it closed. We still enjoyed seeing it from the outside and the surrounding area is beautiful but we were disapointed not to go in.

Thank lilyjasmine
Reviewed 3 October 2017

When I knew we were going to Bergen, my one major wish was to see this church. Had I known that so many tours went there, I would have arranged to rent a car or taxi to take us there early, before all the buses...More

2  Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is a beautiful piece of craftmanship construction. It is a bit of a walk from the Bergen Light Rail, and a bit of trip out from the centre of Bergen. But it is set in peaceful woodland and is an interesting trip out. But...More

Thank IndiaGray
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Arson destroyed the church and the present-day reconstruction was completed in 1996. The large medieval stone cross in the courtyard has no real significance to this spot; it was brought here in the late 1800's after the church was destroyed. The church is not used...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
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14 January 2018|
Response from Matt T | Reviewed this property |
We went mostly to view the architectural part of the structure. The church itself is really very small and I'm not sure if services are still held there.
7 April 2017|
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Response from magnusviking | Reviewed this property |
Hi traveller, in November as in any time of year it is easy to get there. You will take the City Rail(Bybanen) from the city park- there is only one line - up to the station called FANTOFT(studentby). You can follow your... More
23 January 2017|
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Response from French S | Reviewed this property |
We took the public transit out and back with no problem. I would check to make sure it is open. It's a little hike up to the church.