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Fantoft Stavkirke

Paradis, Bergen, Norway
+47 55 28 07 10
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“stave church” (68 reviews)
“light rail” (16 reviews)
Paradis, Bergen, Norway
+47 55 28 07 10
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the light rail, then a short walk to visit this beautiful church. The gate attendant was so friendly and provided us with a lot of history which made the visit much more meaningful. The church has a calm and magical feel to it....More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church isn't in Bergen, but is a short trip on the light rail. Once off the light rail, there aren't a lot of signs and it's about a 15 min walk. You get off the light rail, go back towards the way you came,...More

Thank cjyap
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only visitors at this church and were greeted by the man at the gate and his dog. He was very friendly and helpful. He gave us a history of this church and other Stave churches peppered with humor. The building is stunning...More

Thank EHFSheri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing church with interesting history also- it is just breathtaking to look at and well worth the trip

1  Thank ThereseTheTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

This nice wooden churc is in the middle of nature and is considered one of the beautiful of norway. This has been rebuild as the original one was burn down. Even though is the Fantoft church is situated in a short troll from the Paradis...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first became aware of this Stave Church when cruising past its original location. After some research, we found its new location, not far from the Grieg House in the Paradis area of Bergen. Its off the beaten track though, so some persistence is required...More

Thank Janet V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome wooden church with stone cross that predates the church. Very easy to reach by Light Rail. Get off at Fantoft, turn left, turn left again at the grocery store and go up the hill and you will see a sign.

Thank lovinretirement2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into black metal, you'd most likely visit the Fantoft stave church in Bergen, but otherwise there are other, better stave churches in Norway. Frankly, I disliked the fact there is a paid entry and ugly chicken wire fence around the church. I am...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is definitely worthwhile to visit Fantoft unless you have access over your trip to many more stave churches than was my case..The stave style is unique and attractive and worth seeing in person. Fantoft is a rebuilding of a predescessor which came down in...More

Thank NJ-Eric
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved walking around the church, and got to see the inside as well. Fascinating history about the grounds once being Pagan, and what happened in the 1990s during the black metal church burnings. Glad that it's rebuilt, and still looks very historic and accurate....More

Thank Cat P
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8 April 2017|
Response from magnusviking | Reviewed this property |
Hi traveller, in November as in any time of year it is easy to get there. You will take the City Rail(Bybanen) from the city park- there is only one line - up to the station called FANTOFT(studentby). You can follow your... More
24 January 2017|
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Response from French S | Reviewed this property |
We took the public transit out and back with no problem. I would check to make sure it is open. It's a little hike up to the church.
17 March 2016|
Response from Oddbjørn S | Reviewed this property |
You tak the light rail (Bybanen) to the "Fantoft" stop. On the opposite side of the building next to the stop you take follow the road up the hill and then take the path through the forest. From the stop it takes about 10... More