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Swords in Rock

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Address: Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
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At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald...

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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A beautiful park along the water

A beautiful park along the water. You can feed the birds and the swans. There are restrooms. There are picnic tables to eat you lunch or play games.also a very nice ice cream... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful park along the water. You can feed the birds and the swans. There are restrooms. There are picnic tables to eat you lunch or play games.also a very nice ice cream stand. Serving All kind of ice cream and smoothes.

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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful monument commemorating King Harald defeating two other kings and uniting Norway in the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872 is located right on the fjord. Hafrsfjord bike paths to really enjoy nature and the scenic monument makes for amazing pictures in any season. The winter scene with lower sun angle and ice is gorgeous and in the summer it... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an imposing set of sculptures; three enormous bronze swords stand vertically in rock, to commemorate the battle of Hafrsfjord in the year 872, when Fairheaded Harald united Norway into one kingdom. It was unveiled by King Olav in 1983. It is worth walking away from the monument to get the best view and to take advantage of the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this site from Stavanger by bus. This monument represents peace, unity and freedom. It was created by Fritz Roed and the bronze swords stand 10 metres tall and are planted in solid rock. The swords commemorate a battle in which King Harald Fairhair gathered all Norway under one crown. When people stand beside them the scale can... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently as part of our tour of Stavanger. Quite impressive. Not a very clear day and very windy. Would be a lovely location for a picnic in summertime

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an impressive site, three large swords depicting the actual site and the last battle of a divided Norway. Located not far from Stavanger. A photo stop and a view across the fjord. Not wheelchair friendly as the area is mainly grass ( more so when the ground is wet ) but still can be viewed from a lay-by. Well... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

interesting and scenic fjord,where the final battle of Viking kings took place in year 1072,absolutely worth a visit !

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great monument but needs good weather to get the most of it. It's a 20 minute bus ride from Stavanger (we got the 16, which leaves every half an hour from the bus station), not a cheap ride, but worth it.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Very cool looking and great piece of craftsmanship. Went down just to have a look and ended up hanging around for about an hour in the area.

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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Sword in rocks in English, Sverd I fjell are a monument in memory of Harald Hårfagre, an Norwegian Viking who was king and won the battle of Norway. The monument is made by fritz Røed from Bryne city, a few miles to the south of stavanger. The monument was unveiled by king Olav of Norway in 1983. The place round... More 

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