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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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Unique architecture a bit farther afield

If you are not an enthusiast of unusual architectural styles, please ignore my rating. The church is some distance away from central Bergen, reached via light railway (11 stops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have seen many stavkirke, and this is one of the best. Very crowded when tour boats are in town, but still worth it.

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing wooden church looks like a pagoda and perfectly built. After seeing the huge cathedral this is something of a new experience worth any moment. No doubt the Viking new their way in wood work and perfection. Don't dare to miss it in Bergen

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are not an enthusiast of unusual architectural styles, please ignore my rating. The church is some distance away from central Bergen, reached via light railway (11 stops from Byparken - get off at Fantoft) and then 15-minute walk. Overall it takes you about 40 minutes each way to get to/from it, and you will probably spend only 25-30... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very unique and beautiful for a tourist. Was on the same tram as the one on the way to Grieg's house. You have a hour to get back on the tram without having pay again. Which the walk is not too bad.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'd been looking at pictures of these churches my whole life and was not disappointed in seeing this carefully reconstructed replica, although Bergen's ever-present rain made the walk up from the trolley a wet one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Church was built at Fortun in Sogn in 1150, moved to Fantoft in 1883, destroyed by fire in 1992. One of only 28 left of the original 800 stave churches of the Middle Ages. Entry is regulated so that groups do not overfill the church, so a good visit is possible.

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Nimbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although it was a rainy day, it was a beautiful walk through the woods to the church. The architecture was very interesting and looked like something from a children's fairy tale, multi- tiered with wooden dragon heads adorning the roof. Interestingly, it was all built without using nails. Inside was beautiful with a warm golden feel and some lovely carvings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fantoft Stavkirke is a replica because the original was burned down years ago by an arsonist. It is a very sad thing that happened. It's nice that they rebuilt it but it's still not the same. I would have rather not taken the time to see it and would rather see an original Stavkirke.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The church is difficult to find if not with a group. We took the tram and followed the signs. On reaching the church there is little information about it. Once inside, it is simply decorated and is serene. Worth a visit. The church is very small, but ideal for a few minutes of calm in a wooded surrounding

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It takes your breath away! It is a perfect example of the mastery of the old Norwegian craftsmen. When one sits on the wooden benches and inhales the scent of the preserving wax, one is taken back into the land of Vikings ...

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