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Nice sidetrip off the beaten path

This site got circled when researching things to do in Bergen. Exactly my kind of place. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Derek B
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A must visit for metalheads

This s a medieval church that has a quite special story for metalheads since it was burnt by a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachid B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site got circled when researching things to do in Bergen. Exactly my kind of place. The burning down of the place in the 90’s added to the intrigue and I did this the first day in town. There was a nice, steep but short...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This s a medieval church that has a quite special story for metalheads since it was burnt by a group of black metal musicians as an act of anti-catholic active militantism in the early nineties and was featured in the first EP for Norwegian Black...More

Thank Rachid B
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This is how I remember the Stavkirke, although this is a reconstruction of the one I saw in 1969. It is also more built up nearby but the church still stands in its own wooded clearing. Easy to access from the Bergen Light Rail, alight...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is a remarkable wooden church a little hard to find but its worth the effort. If you put in your gps it will get you there its just that they don't have any obvious signs directing you to its location but just follow the...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

After seeing the Stave church in Oslo this one was a let down. It is not an original Stave church but a reconstruction that still smells new. It is the replacement for the original that some idiot burned down. It is beautiful but isn't what...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is an interesting replica construction of the original which was destroyed by fire. It's a lovely building outside, but fairly small and plain inside. There's a short walk to access it and it gets very busy. I visited as part of a tour and...More

1  Thank 19lel68
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Even for those tourists sick of seeing churches...this one is worth a visit. Cool wood architecture and style. Peaceful setting. It's small and can get crowded.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Very small and beautiful. You will see ornaments coming from the viking times. Nice to walk around. If you go by car, make sure you do not park in the bus parking which is the closest to the walking path to the church. You might...More

1  Thank Ash M
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I saw this church as part of a larger tour. This is a stunning replica of the original church that was burned down. It is made of wood and covered in sap or resin. Regardless of which, don't lean up against the walls or you...More

3  Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I it actually one of the oldest churches in Norway, only Urnes is older. This one was moved to location 1880 (bought as it was probably going to be scrapped in the all church boom building during that time. The fire 1992 was such a...More

1  Thank Wuffe N
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Maria N
9 March 2018|
Response from Matt T | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car, entry is $10 USD per person
Maria N
9 March 2018|
Response from Matt T | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the bus airfare. We rented a car in Bergen and drove around the area for a day... That part was incredible, but the church, which could be paid by card at the door, was $10 USD per person. It's very small... More
29 January 2018|
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Response from on_the_go_98765 | Reviewed this property |
We estimate it to be 30 to 45 minutes from Bergen and we assume you are flying into Bergen. It would be unfortunate to come all this way and not go to the Grieg house near by. How long do you anticipate your layover... More