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It was interesting. The story behind it says that three groups of wiking people pronounce the peace... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
marzi48
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Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Sverd i fjell

Love this place, born and live just above herr! This is where I learned to swim! This is where we... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Olsen68
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Stavanger, Norway
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Thank NickiT42
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of a shore excursion on a cruise. This was our last stop and as a fan of all things Viking it was a perfect place to end my second trip to beautiful Norway. We only stopped long enough to take photographs but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

You ever read tourist reviews of monuments that are negative? Of course you do, there are even plenty for this one. I often think to myself, what were your expectations prior to going? It's a monument, it doesn't do anything but sit there and stand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jimmymlamb
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We had the pleasure of being shown this exhibit on our way from Stavanger to Sola, well worth a viewing. Stirring. Pity about the weather when we were there, wind and rain beyond belief, but well worth battering by the wind

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thestoneards
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The Swords in the Rock are huge and worth seeing. The beach area was packed and skiers on the water pleasant place to visit if you want a picnic and a break on the grass area. Photos are a must are they are huge and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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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2 May 2017|
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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 Geoff M | 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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