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Fantoft Stavkirke

Paradis, Bergen, Norway
47 55 28 07 10
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Ranked #18 of 61 Attractions in Bergen
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Fantoft Stave Church was amazing, and if this is the only opportunity to see a stave church make sure you take the time to do it. It is an absolutely beautiful structure in a very peaceful and reflective environment. Architecturally it is a work of art, and the interior is just as beautiful as the exterior. There is a... More

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Lanarkshir Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If this is your only chance to visit a stave church, then it's great. Don't go on a tour, just take th tram; it's nicer when it's not crowded. If you have the chance to see another stave church while you are in Norway, you'll find Fantoff disappoints.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is okay...but a bit of a snore. There are better stave churches out there, if you can get to them.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are in Bergen, Norway, this Church is absolutely one of the Things you should not miss! Built more that 900 years ago, With a very special architectural design and concept! Very unique! There are supposed to be only a handfull of these stave churches in the Whole wester europe!

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Although this is a reconstructed church surrounded by a fence, it is still worthwhile seeing. The fence may be there to prevent vandalism as it is located in a wooded remote area. There is an entry of approximately 50 NOK although I don't remember the exact amount. We got lost getting here. You get the tram from Byparken in Bergen.... More

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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Located in and nice forest close to Bergen. While you walt to this church you walk through a nice forest, enjoying the nature around you, and then at one moment you see a nice old wooden church in front of you ! In the past this church was burned down, but its now rebuild to the original look from the... More

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Even if this church burned down some years ago it is rebuild to look exactly like the original, If you visit when there are not loads of tourists here is so quiet. The grate oak trees surrounding the church gives a sparkling atmosphere and you feel the peace among the trees and the old church. I go there from time... More

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you don't have the possibility to see other stave churches in Norway, then take the trip to this one. It's actually a copy of a copy - but it has been done the way we think they built these in 1150, so it's not a fake. Lacks charm (too new) and the guide can be very cranky. Fencing is... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A short travel by bus and hike up the hillside brings you into the Fantoft Stave Church. It was burnt down during religious upheaval then restored. There is a sod roofed bathroom outside and a large tree that survived the fire, just outside the fence. The architecture reveals a unique style that invites curiosity about the parishoners. One could easily... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped here after we got our rental car (park along the hill that you come up, the parking lot is just for buses). It was rainy and very romantic. We didn't go inside the church, but we enjoyed climbing up a rock and taking photos from above.

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