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Fantoft Stavkirke

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Address: Paradis, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 47 55 28 07 10
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Great opportunity to see a historic church which is really spectacular from the outside!

We were visiting our daughters friend who lives in Bergen and it was within walking distance from her apartment. In fact she didn't even know it was there. We were there in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
O'Fallon, Missouri

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting our daughters friend who lives in Bergen and it was within walking distance from her apartment. In fact she didn't even know it was there. We were there in Sept. and it was raining but made the walk anyways and it was worth it. Nice scenic park you have to walk through to get to the church.... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Really disappointed that there was no sign of this place being open in the month of October. There were quite a few tourists around taking photos of the exterior, even on a late afternoon in mid-October, but, like so many places in Norway, it seems, they only cater for tourists until August. Quite sad, really.

Thank fraseyboyd
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The church is out of the city, We took a train. We should have got off the station before we did. It was a long steep climb up to the church. Small but very well preserved. Especially after its near destruction. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank Mez55
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

beware there is a charge to enter the church compound , the view from outside the compound is better than going inside . climb up nearby bank and take picture , nothing inside the church to see .

2 Thank HemantPlanner
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I have never seen a church like this. The architecture is really amazing inside and outside. It feels pretty small inside. The church is not really near the usual tourist areas so you will need to take a cab or join a tour but this is an interesting marvel to see while in the area.

Thank Dand978
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We took a train / tram outside of Bergen to get to this Stave Church. It is quite a trek uphill from the nearest train station stop, with very few signs. When you exist the train station, head left, and up the road. When you see a more wooded path that leads up on the right, keep going up that... More 

1 Thank ChrysalisTravel
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very accessible on the light rail and 11 stops from Bergen central. When you arrive go left around the supermarket and then turn left and walk up the first street. Keep going up the hill before you see the sign to veer right into the forest. A short walk then brings the church into view. Architecturally interesting. We visited after... More 

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Bradenton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Relatively few stave churches still exist in Norway but they are a national treasure. Well worth the trip.

Thank opsdirector2
Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is a beautiful stave church, but it is not original - it was rebuilt after having been burned down. It is surrounded by a chain link fence and a hard steep climb to get to and hard to find.

Thank JohnTBullock
Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A brief walk on a path through the trees and then you see the Fantoft Savkirke. Well worth the admission price (NOK-- adult 55, student 40, child 30) to view the beautiful carvings and wood work

Thank Rdi2Go

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