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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...more
Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
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All reviews small beach worth a stop beautiful monument impressive sight photo opportunity norwegian history city centre sunny day take photos nice walk visiting stavanger cruise ship battle harald king fjell picnic
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here on a bus tour and enjoyed reading about this history of this significant place. It was an incredibly windy day when we were here. I would have like to explore the area more, but it was just too cold!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ngg999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure if one is from Norway, or has ancestors from Norway, this monument will hold special meaning. As someone who has no connection with Norway, it's really just three very large swords in the rock along the coast. The idea of having a battle...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dskid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location provides for great photo opportunities a nice walk along the fjord and often the kiosk is open for a cup of coffee or an icecream

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jakobk660
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really can't visit Stavanger without checking out this majestic monument. Iconic and a sight to behold.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Josteinfi
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Nice scenery with the setting sun and a nice story about viking rulers in the 9th century. But not much more on a cold winter's day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandernbouwman
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

It was interesting. The story behind it says that three groups of wiking people pronounce the peace between them at this place and very sword belongs to one group.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

The photos give this place a mystic, have to visit, feel. But the truth is, it's right next to a fairly busy road and the terrain around the swords is littered with plastic etc and hardly any grass left due to an apparent constant stream...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin V
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Love this place, born and live just above herr! This is where I learned to swim! This is where we had and where kids have their last gethering before summer holiday! Abd this is where one can sit down and ponder about past and future

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Olsen68
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Just a monument, not a bad one and in a cute & nice little nature spot, not much more not much less...

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kantor72
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lovely stop off en route from Stavanger to Airport or further south also on cycle route from the town. A monument to a Viking battle fought in the 800’s there is an information board with all the facts a car park and a pretty beach

Date of experience: October 2018
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1 February 2019|
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Response from jimmymlamb | Reviewed this property |
Google Maps says the #16 bus is the most direct. You’ll have to walk from the cruise ship area to the Stavanger S bus station. About 15 mins later it drops you off about 400m shy of your destination which you’ll finish on... More
1 February 2019|
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Response from andebyend | Reviewed this property |
I’d say it’s a little far to walk with busy traffic next to you, although it’s doable. I you have a car, that would be your best bet, alternatively you can take a bus. It isn’t too far from the city center, 10-15 minutes... More
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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