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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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Amazing Stave Church in forested surrounds

I visited Fantoft in Early October 2015 and quite enjoyed the experience. I decided to hike to the StavKirke from Bergen city centre and take the Light Rail back, while the Hike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is something unique to Norway. They are old and charming and very interesting to visit. The roof decorations and interesting. It is something that I do not believe exists elsewhere.

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Thank Lazy_13
Ankara, Turkey
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is really interesting church I've ever seen. Seems big but in it not that big. Architecture of this church like viking ship, but some of them says that they are not viking so, I'm not sure.

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Thank GulizDogan
Australia
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83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I visited Fantoft in Early October 2015 and quite enjoyed the experience. I decided to hike to the StavKirke from Bergen city centre and take the Light Rail back, while the Hike itself had a few highlights, the majority of the walk takes you along some busy roads, through built up semi suburban areas and a somewhat maze like University... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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1 Thank DianeG2015
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

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Thank fraseyboyd
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 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.

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2 Thank Mez55
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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 .

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Mass
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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.

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California
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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