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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
On this excursion, you will experience two of the city's main attractions -- Troldhaugen, the home of the composer Edvard Grieg, and the new-old Fantoft Stave Church.
Your tour starts from the pier with a panoramic drive past some of the city's most famous sights, including the gabled warehouses from the Hanseatic period and the famous fish market.
Continue through suburbs with well-kept houses and gardens on the way to Troldhaugen. After a short stroll from the parking area, you will explore Edvard Grieg's villa and gardens. You can also walk to the edge of Nordaas Lake to the composer's hut, where many of his pieces were created. Grieg and his wife Nina rest in very simple graves cut into a cliffside overlooking the lake.
Finally, you will visit the new Fantoft Stave Church, rebuilt after a fire completely destroyed the church in 1993. The new church is an exact copy of the old one, which dated back to 1150. Take special note of the dragonheads and serpents on the roof, designed to frighten away evil spirits.
Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Wear comfortable walking shoes