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Fantoft Stavkirke

Paradis, Bergen, Norway
47 55 28 07 10
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Ranked #16 of 54 Attractions in Bergen
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is one of the churches built 700 years ago however this particular one have been rebuilt recently as it was burned down by Burzum - lead singer in 1992 - Black metal had a great impact on this little church.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is located in almost out of nowhere in the forest. It is a relaxing place to visit in summer, or even in winter. The original church, however, was burnt down and the one currently standing is a renovated version.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Quite a pretty good walk (uphill) from the metro station. 15 minutes walk for me. The surrounding is pretty quiet and nice view of the condos. We arrived there late (past the closing time), so we did not manage to get inside the Stave Church. The bldg is quite unique, we took a few pictures. Glad that they have a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We visited the Fantoft Stave church in August of 2014. It cost us NOK $100 for two adult admissions. I liked the carvings of the dragon heads on the roof top. I also liked the carvings on the end of the pews inside the church. The roof itself looks like scales - I wondered if the appearance was meant to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Sadly destroyed by an arsonist, this replica is a fascinating piece of Norwegian folk architecture. Bulit of wood with no nails, it reflects Viking design.

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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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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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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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