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Address: Paradis, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 47 55 28 07 10

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Beautiful reproduction of the original stave church

Take the light rail to Fantoft station and take a short walk up a charming housing estate to the stave church. Reproduction is excellent and there is a platform for better views... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We went to visit the church on our own. There was a group of Norwegian tourists inside, as part of formal tour. We got yelled at when we tried to enter the church grounds because you were only allowed inside if you were part of that tour bus group. So we just looked at other people entering and exiting the... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fantoft Stavkirke or Stave church, is well worth seeing. It's on the way from Bergen airport into Bergen and is well worth taking a small detour to go and see it. A real old piece of history, clever workmanship and very artistic. Steepish path up to it from a small car park. It was closed when we were there, and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We caught the number 1 tram from the city center to Fantoft. It was around ten minutes walk to the church from there. It wasn't very well sign posted but we found it easy enough. The church was closed and it has a rather ugly fence around the perimeter. I still thought it was worth the visit however. We were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A Viking stavekirke is always a treat to see. There are a few in Norway, this one is rebuilt, but they are worth the effort to visit. Don't come to Norway without seeing one!

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

good to see it in varying seasons. in winter when its snows, its so cute to be here in the woods. its in the middle of no where yet so close to the city. the woods make the place seem so far away.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Take the light rail to Fantoft station and take a short walk up a charming housing estate to the stave church. Reproduction is excellent and there is a platform for better views especially when church is closed in the winter season. Beautiful surroundings and worth a trip down if you haven't seen a stave church in other parts of norway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A quick ride in the bybannen from Bergen will take you to this fantastic stavkirke. Although the church was burned down by a satanist in the early 90's, the building is very well stored and if the magestic wooden structures can't bring you back to the nordic middle ages, the old altar inside the construction and the nostalgic wooden smell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

excellent walk to the top and a truly awesome view of this old church and integral part of Bergen history.

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The church is beautiful and historic, albeit it is a recent replacement for the original church, which was moved to the location and then burned. Unfortunately it is not open during the winter months, so our visit was to see the exterior only. Must add that it involves a rather ambitious, if not lengthy, walk from any parking or bus/taxi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This church is an exact replica of one that was destroyed some years ago. The builders we were told, were very exact in their craftsmanship and although there was a fence surrounding the church and we couldn't enter it, it still was worthwhile seeing it. Nice combination of Viking and Christian symbolism together in one very impressive structure. It is... More 

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