|Season (15 May 2018 - 15 Sept 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 18:00|
* Closed 17 May
The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883, burnt down on 6 June 1992. Fantoft Stave Church has been rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire.
Fantoft Stave Church (Norwegian: Fantoft stavkirke) is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough of the city of Bergen, Norway.
The church was originally built in Fortun in Sogn, a village near inner or eastern end of Sognefjord around the year 1150. In the 19th century the church was threatened by demolition, as were hundreds of other stave churches in Norway. The church was bought by consul Fredrik Georg Gade and saved by moving it in pieces to Fantoft near (now in) Bergen in 1883. Outside the church stands a stone cross from Tjora in Sola.
On 6 June 1992, the church was destroyed by arson; the first in a string of church burnings by members of the early Norwegian black metal scene. At first, the fire was thought to have been caused by lightning or an electrical failure. In 1994, Varg Vikernes of the one-man band Burzum was found guilty of burning Åsane Church and Storetveit Church in Bergen, the burning of Skjold Church in Vindafjord, and the burning of Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo. He was also charged with the burning of Fantoft stave church, although the jurors voted not guilty.
After the fire, re-building was soon begun and was finished in 1997.
NB: Fantoft Stavkirke prefers payment by credit card.
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Groups over 20 people: 10% discount
We recommend to take Bergen Light Rail to Paradis or Fantoft. From Paradis: Walk up Birkelundsbakken hill to the parking lot on the left side. A small, steep path leads to the Stave Church from there. (15 minutes walkj) You can also get off at Fantoft: By Safari supermarked there is a sign pointing to the Stave Church. (15 minutes walk)
You can also take bus no 2 from Småstrandgaten to Birkelundstoppen, and walk down the hill Birkelundsbakken. The walk is very steep.
By car: Take road no. 582 direction Nesttun apprx. 5 km, turn left by the sign saying FANTOFT, or drive on to Paradis and turn left up Birkelundsbakken.
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