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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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An easy 1.5 hour trip and see an uncommon church

We took the light rail for around 20 min. from downtown. As you get of the station, it takes another 20 min to walk uphill to a forest and you will see this extraordinary... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alvin F
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the light rail for around 20 min. from downtown. As you get of the station, it takes another 20 min to walk uphill to a forest and you will see this extraordinary building.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will get a leg workout on the trail up to the stavkirke, but is is well worth the effort! Travel through a beautiful to a striking rebuild of an ancient stave church.

Thank Bearjon
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from our hotel using the gps. We drove around in circles for a while then stopped and asked for help! We were directed where to park and walked through the park. Then around the corner and there it was. Like a fairy tale become real. It was late in the afternoon, and we were alone. It is truly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Easy five minute (uphill) walk from the light-rail stop. Wonderful look at how the original church would have looked, remarkably accurate reconstruction of the original which was burnt down in the 1980s.

Thank Ame U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

As I went therein the off-season, the church itself was closed but you can srill see it from the outside. As it is situated in the midst of a small forest, it has an awesome atmosphere to it. Plus, I personally had no difficulties finding it, as there are some signs given. The neighborhood is also not strange at all,... More 

Thank Sarah O
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A rather hidden church, but just a couple of minutes away from the Fantoft Student Dorm & the Fantoft tram stop. The stave churches are kind of unique to me, as you don´t find them elsewhere, just in the north. The architecture is just amazing. It´s a shame that this one has to be fenced around but apparently someone tried... More 

Thank Duck S
Elgin, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not worth travelling to this church as it is fenced off. Think a lot of attractions close at the end of September so worth checking before ging to any of them.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you're getting here by car, set your GPS to Fantoftvegen 38, 5072 Bergen, Norway, and when you see the two buildings I've uploaded, park at the roundabout-like lot. It should be an easy two minute walk down the trail from there. It's open May 15 - September 15, 10:30 - 18:00 and we were there the first week of... More 

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West Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The stave has limited seasons to view the inside of the church but the outside was probably more amazing to see than the inside. There is a bit of a walk to get to it. Look at the top for the dragons.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a beautiful Stave church in the middle of nowhere. It is literally next to a business complex and apartment building. We were very confused on where we should park. Luckily there was a small tour bus with its driver in it who told us just to park along the loop. There at really no signs telling you where... More 

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