Swords in Rock

Swords in Rock, Stavanger: Address, Phone Number, Swords in Rock Reviews: 4/5

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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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MisterTNorway
As, Norway1,428 contributions
Apr 2022
Great spot and easy accessible. Recommend to walk/run from Swords in Rock to Alexander Kielland Memorial (Brutt lenke).
Written 15 April 2022
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Beate H
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Jul 2021
Cozy little beach with delightful ice cream (expensive) The swords in Rock is a must see nearby Stavanger
Written 10 August 2021
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Anda A
Slovenia236 contributions
Jul 2021
Stavanger is a really nice city and if you have time, do visit this bay (or par, or whatever they call it). We were lucky with the weather, and there weren't many people on the location so we could make some nice photos. The statue of 3 swords is quite impressive, but there is not much else to do there so it is actually a short stopover. Unless you want to have picnic in the area, which is always a good idea when in Norway.
Written 30 July 2021
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Travel&Dive
Ban Pong, Thailand1,529 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Nestled halfway between the airport and town centre so your not far if you are staying at an airport hotel or in the centre.
3 20ft stone swords overlooking the sea. Actually quite nice and relaxing, I went just after sunrise today and it was peaceful with just a few exercisers running about and a flyfisgerman in the sea. Its worth a visit to see these and just take in the crisp fresh Norwegian Air.
No man made walk way so could be a bit awkward for those with mobility problems but these are clearly visible from the car park so you can still see them.

Free parking right next to these
Written 3 October 2020
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Anita WR
Norway53 contributions
Sep 2020
Impressive swords. Nice view and a beach where you can swim in summertime. Historic sight. Bring walking shoes and walk a path along the fjord, or bicycle.
Written 30 September 2020
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Ida K
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
Jun 2020
Impressive monument with a cute beach right next to it. Both nice for swimming or just relaxing with friends or family.
Written 27 September 2020
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barbaraebner
Leonding, Austria874 contributions
Sep 2020
...going there just to take a picture is bait out of the way but if you pass by and there are not too many people its a pretty sight and the explanation about the whole area is interesting.
Written 5 September 2020
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nilslyseng
Oslo, Norway123 contributions
Aug 2020
This is a place to take photoes and selfies.

It is what it says on the tin. It is three swords in a rock.

Its a bit tricky getting there by bus, but still able. You have a walk from either bus-stops, but possible. This is a nice place if you got a car or travels as a part of group.

This is a place for selfie and such. While it is a historical battleground and worth visiting.
Written 23 August 2020
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Ieva
Osoyro, Norway48 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice place to stop for an ice-cream break! Next time I am going to visit it at night with lights on.
Written 17 August 2020
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Eric S
Drobak, Norway555 contributions
Jul 2020
The swords are of course worth seeing when visiting Stavanger. There is something historic about it all and the swords themselves are impressive. Nice to have seen them up close and worth reading a bit about the history around them.
Written 2 August 2020
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