Fantoft Stave Church
Many of Norway’s stunning stave churches are difficult to visit without a car because they were built outside of villages, deep in the fjords. Fantoft Stave Church is in a Bergen suburb and therefore is 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. A faithful reconstruction of the original design stands here today, using planks, columns, and supports dovetailed or pegged together instead of nailed. Thanks to 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.