Fantoft Stavkirke938 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Fantoftvegen 38, 5072 Bergen, Norway
- Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +47-55280710
- Ticket Price: 50 NOK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture
During the Middle Ages, Norway had the monopoly on wooden stave churches- from the original 750 they had, 30 are standing today. Stave Churches are architecturally distinct with their dragon heads, carved doorways and vertical planks. The best church with this kind of architecture is the Fantoft Stavkirke. Located in the south of Bergen, the original stave was in 1150 and in 1883 moved to the current location of the Fantoft Stavkirke.
Entrance Ticket Details For Fantoft Stavkirke
- Tickets for students are priced at NOK 35.
- Tickets for children are priced at NOK 25.
How to Reach Fantoft Stavkirke
- Take bus no 50 from Bergen and get off at Fantoft.
- Buses depart every 20 minutes.
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49.06% of people who visit Bergen include Fantoft Stavkirke in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
42.32% of people start their Fantoft Stavkirke visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Fantoft Stavkirke
94.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fantoft Stavkirke
Fantoft Stavkirke Reviews & Ratings
Heard about Norway is famous for its well preserved Stave Churches, we headed for Fantoft on a rainy day. With only a few days in Bergen, we didn't want to miss the chance to see it. The Stave Churches are all varied in dimensions and colours, but they share a distinctive style which is quite impressive. The one in Fantoft is no exception. I love it.
The stave church lies in a beech forest a few hundred meters from Fantoft Bybanestopp (Tram stop). It's a beautiful walk in a fascinating forest with beautiful trees and a calm and relaxing environment. The stave church is well secured for historical reasons, but it's still a beautiful building to behold. Very recommended for everyone who is interested in old buildings and calm and relaxing walks in the forests. Beech forests in themselves is also very interesting because of the trees.
This church is so beautiful 😍 the carvings are so detailed and beautiful. The location is a little hidden, you have to follow a path into the woods and all of a sudden... there it is. There is a little cost to get in and see it and there are bathrooms close by - that was nice. Definitely worth the trip there! ❤️
Beautiful wooden stave church located on a hill in a wood a short-ish journey outside Bergen. Tip - don’t get off at the tram stop closest to the church but at the one before. The closest stop involves a steep hill walk. The stop before a far more flat walk. Services, weddings, christenings etc are still held at the church and you can’t visit during services so try and pick your visit time carefully.
The church has a very original look, interesting to stop by. You can walk inside. Expect buying a ticket to enter and take photos. While the original look was recreated by modern builders, unfortunately the old church burned down completely in 1992. No guided tours, but you can ask questions from the man/lady selling tickets.