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Swords in Rock

Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
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A historic moment

Must to visit if you are in Stavanger! 5 km from the centre it's easy to be there by bike in about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
komitage
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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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Beautiful views.

Great place to bring the family for picnic and enjoy the views. Small coffee stand that sells... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ben w
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At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument represents peace, unity and freedom. The Viking swords' hilts are modelled on swords found in various parts of the country. The monument was made by Friz Roed (1928-2002) and unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The monument can be reached by bus nr. 29 from the centre of Stavanger.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“small beach” (19 reviews)
“great monument” (10 reviews)
“worth a stop” (7 reviews)
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Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
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+47 04005
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must to visit if you are in Stavanger! 5 km from the centre it's easy to be there by bike in about 15-20 min through an amazing bike route. There is a parking where can fix your bike if something happens and there is also...More

Thank komitage
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to bring the family for picnic and enjoy the views. Small coffee stand that sells drinks and snacks.

Thank Ben w
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a Real sight. I wouldn’t take a trip There to see it. Would be dissapointing. Nice view - but There are Nice views all over the stavanger region.

Thank Kristian M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good walk to get out of town, restful spot for a picnic. The swords are pretty impressive, big heavy things stuck into the shoreline. There’s a nice ice cream van there too and on Fridays a Viking fair.

Thank Maree F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

More of a picnic spot this. The swords in rock are worth a few photos, but then there's little else to do around here. Take a dip in the cool water, laze around in the grass, get something to eat or drink and while away...More

Thank ravim84
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a walk to pass the time from the town centre and it took roughly 45 mins each way. You pass shops of the way with plenty of refreshments. Also the weather was amazing that added to the walk. The route I took was...More

Thank Bigpaulgla
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place symbol of Stavanger with the swords and a really nice beach there. The weather was so great, many swimmers and picnic lovers! Great place for walk and pictures!

Thank YannisMel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather can make or break this attraction, we visited during the heatwave and found the place idyllic, the breezes were very welcome. There is a large grassy area, with trees and benches, which runs down to a pretty little beach with rather coarse sand....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of the highlights of Stavanger tour organised by the cruise company we stopped off at the swords in the rock. This is a Viking monument and is impressive in it's scale and the backdrop only enhances the view.

Thank Craig D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Stavanger with a cruiseship. The ship was docked in the harbour so quite a big walk to the swords. I must say we took the small streets and parcs to the swords (very steep hills). This took us about 2.30h to get...More

Thank Evedm1
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g-cardozo
2 October 2017|
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Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
I could be wrong but I think it’s free. Only because I saw people coming out of the cars and walking over. We were on a coach and the driver parked and waited. There was also a little bit of an off road parking bit too... More
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terryteza
1 May 2017|
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Response from Cruiser_D_R | Reviewed this property |
you can take a public bus from close by. There is a tourist office in the center, they can give you a map and show you, where the bus leaves. Or you can take a cap, cheaper with 4 people. The bus driver was very friendly... More
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lena085
20 February 2016|
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Response from Im-away-again | Reviewed this property |
You can get to this easily by bus from Stavanger centre I think its a number 6 or 7 bus. It takes less than 10 mins
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