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Fantoft Stavkirke, Bergen
(4/5 based on 360 reviews on the web)
See an authentic reconstruction of a medieval stave church, known for its carved doorways and stylized dragon heads atop the roof, at Fantoft Stavkirke. Consul Fredrik Georg Gade bought the church in the 19th century and moved it, piece by piece, to the site in order to save it from demolition. Notice the stone cross from Tjora standing outside: similar crosses served as meeting points of religious congregations in times when there were no churches. In the early 1990s, some members of the Norwegian black metal scene set fire to the original church as an act of retribution for erecting Christian temples on pagan grounds. The church was rebuilt soon after. The site can be difficult to find, so follow road signs carefully. Before you head to Bergen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bergen itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Bergen has to offer, including Fantoft Stavkirke.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 th...  more »
  • The wooden stave church is located away from the urban hustle and bustle in a wooded area. What Park the car's is we were not sure whether we were there at all turn out other drivers were unsafe because it was actually a bus turning place. The Church is quite small but visually impressive. Whether entry really worth we can't say because we looked at it only from the outside. But the also will probably be enough.
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  • This stave church is a copy of the original, which was burnt away. You can get to the church using the tram "Bybanen". It is only open during summer season. It might not be the most impressive stave church in Norway, but it worth visiting it.
  • Nice to see. Very romantic in the winter. Take tram to Fantoft and follow the signs.
  • While interesting, we found it to be too modern. See another Stave Church if you can. This is only a replica of the original, which burned down.
  • very beautiful. to see if you are near
  • great wood works.