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Review of Fantoft Stavkirke

Fantoft Stavkirke
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US$129.57*
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Biking Tour and Grieg Concert in Bergen
Ranked #12 of 143 things to do in Bergen
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Reviewed 18 August 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. Some 7-11 sell tickets. Guidebooks recommended getting off the tram from Bergen at Paradis. If getting off here, walk up the steps behind the station, then follow the signs. When you come to the wooded area, take the path up the hill which is very steep with many steps. However I think it is better to get off at the Fantoft stop and walk on the road behind the supermarket and through the woods.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Located in and nice forest close to Bergen. While you walt to this church you walk through a nice forest, enjoying the nature around you, and then at one moment you see a nice old wooden church in front of you ! In the past this church was burned down, but its now rebuild to the original look from the past times. The atmosphere inside and around the church is amaizing, and I enjoyed my visit to this church.

1  Thank Kristian K
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Even if this church burned down some years ago it is rebuild to look exactly like the original,
If you visit when there are not loads of tourists here is so quiet.
The grate oak trees surrounding the church gives a sparkling atmosphere and you feel the peace among the trees and the old church.
I go there from time to time refresh my mind.

1  Thank NicolasDeVille
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

If you don't have the possibility to see other stave churches in Norway, then take the trip to this one. It's actually a copy of a copy - but it has been done the way we think they built these in 1150, so it's not a fake. Lacks charm (too new) and the guide can be very cranky. Fencing is useless, if some sick soul wants to set it on fire again, it's easy, and Securitas can't do much against it.

1  Thank Herr_Forseti
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

A short travel by bus and hike up the hillside brings you into the Fantoft Stave Church. It was burnt down during religious upheaval then restored. There is a sod roofed bathroom outside and a large tree that survived the fire, just outside the fence. The architecture reveals a unique style that invites curiosity about the parishoners. One could easily imagine sitting in the glen nearby, smoking a fragrant pipe while watching the day pass.

Thank ZZiDive
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