Fantoft Stave Church

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Fantoft Stave Church
Many of Norway’s stunning stave churches are difficult to visit without a car as they were traditionally built outside of villages deep in the fjords. Fantoft Stave Church in a Bergen suburb is therefore one of the most accessible in Norway. Originally built in Sogn in 1150 and relocated here in 1883 to prevent demolition, the church was sadly destroyed by arson in 1992. The church standing here today is a faithful reconstruction of the original design, using planks, columns, and supports dovetailed or pegged together rather than with glue or nails. Despite this, the dimly-lit church allows a revealing look at the architectural style and is well worth the short trip on the city’s light rail system.
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Fantoftvegen 38, 5072 Bergen, Norway
+47 55 28 07 10
Sun - Sat 10:30am - 6pm