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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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The Fantoft Stave Church as it exists today is a replica of the one burned down by an arsonist. I think they did a excellent job re-creating it when you compare it to an original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Fantoft Stave Church as it exists today is a replica of the one burned down by an arsonist. I think they did a excellent job re-creating it when you compare it to an original stave church such as Borgund. There is an "old" feel and smell to Borgund that would be impossible to recreate but structurally it looks pretty... More 

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Reeds Spring, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Worth the time, beautiful church. There is no cost, but you can leave a donation for upkeep. Beware, it always rains in Bergen!

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Its a church, pretty one but thats about it. Its story is on the interesting side tho. Its a bit off the beaten track and i would never take visiting friends here unless they had an interest in the story.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I would recommend this activity if you are in Bergen for a third or fourth day. It is not the main attraction, takes a decent chunk of time to get to (you must take a bus out to the suburbs, and then take a 10-15 minute uphill hike), and is the only attraction in the area. The church itself was... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took this trip out of town on bus 83 to see the rebuilt church (the original of which was burned down due to arson, which is just unfathomable that someone would do that btw). The signage, and Rick Steve's instructions once you leave the bus to get there Are hard to follow at best. We had to ask a... More 

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It's an easy ride on the light rail from the port area. Follow the signs from the parking lot at the grocery store up the hill through a short wooded area and you're there (well signposted). With a little imagination, it's not hard to imagine how the church must have looked when first built in an area that was less... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Would be churlish of me to disparage this but something just doesn't feel right about this place. Fair to say this is a reconstruction of the original, and a fair effort at that. The original was burnt down by a heavy metal musician apparently to be used as the picture on his album covers. Yet even though that was nearly... More 

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Bergen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is sad that it was set fire and burned to the ground, but the reconstruction is nice and look authentic. Some original parts have been reused and it is worth walking up to see it. You can walk up to a hill on the left and take pictures of the church from above (2-3 minutes walk).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was here in Winter, so ..it's closed. However, it's nice that once to visit. It will be opened in Summer time, during mid May-mid September. Once in 1992 the church was destroyed by fire, so you will see the new version. It's a landmark of Norway, so don't miss it.

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Bergen, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Apparently rebuilt after the destruction of the original as a private family enterprise. It shows how these things were built, but it is charmless. There has been no attempt to replicate interior wall paintings and so the interior is utterly soulless. The exterior is ruined by a wire fence around the entire perimeter and, frankly, we thought it a damned... More 

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Address: Paradis, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 47 55 28 07 10
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen

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