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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 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
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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
Thank AlyJ105
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I visited this place in Autumn so the beach was not crowded. The wind in your hair and the crashing waves gave a sense of serene calmness. I had hiked from Ullandhaug tårnet & botanical gardens. Although it is possible to take the bus directly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

While we went to see the swords a bad storm swept in yet they were still a magnificent sight to behold!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jminy
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely day with a breathtaking view. Definitely would recommend to visit. They have picnic benches there too for lunch and free parking

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shhh135
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We have been many times to see the swords. They stand there in the ground and are a symbol for the Viking era. They are impressive to see yet so simple. The view can be so beautiful and don't hesitate to bring pick-nick and stay...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gudbjorg_L
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I live nearby. Here you will find av small beach, a very nice path along the fjord, the monument «three swords», as we call it, in memory of the battle when Norway was gathered as one kingdom. If you have the time, take a stroll...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this place at the end of July on a nice sunny evening. Ice cream van was on strand by and local people were swimming in the fjord. We spent a couple of hours there before the sunset and we managed to take a few...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank matemis
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We made Stavanger a part of our trip, in some part to see the swords. There are impressive. There is free parking and even a hot dog stand in the parking lot if you want to get a bite to eat. It doesn't take long......More

Date of experience: July 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