Fodor's Expert Review Fantoft Stavkirke

Greater Bergen Ruins

During the Middle Ages, when European cathedrals were built in stone, Norway used wood to create unique stave churches. These cultural symbols stand out for their dragon heads, carved doorways, and walls of staves (vertical planks). Though as many as 750 stave churches may have once existed, only 30 remain standing. The original stave church here, built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883, burned down in 1992. Since then, the church has been reconstructed to resemble the original structure. Take the light rail to the town of Paradis and walk up Birkelundsbakken to the parking lot on the left-hand side and follow the trail to get to the church


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Fantoftvn. 38
Bergen, Vestland  5072, Norway


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Rate Includes: NKr 55, Closed mid-Sept.–mid-May

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