We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Cool place

I went here catching the number 16 bus from stop 20 near raddison blu Atlantic. It took only 16min... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Natasha B
via mobile
Lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š

We visited here whilst on our coach tour. It was drizzling outside so not many of us got off the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Toyah1
,
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 835 reviews
465
All photos (465)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“small beach”(21 reviews)
“worth a stop”(9 reviews)
About
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
Contact
Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
Website
+47 04005
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Stavanger
from US$166.20
More Info
from US$202.10
More Info
from US$119.50
More Info
from US$149.50
More Info
Reviews (835)
There are newer reviews for Swords in Rock
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
465 results
Traveller rating
182
180
88
14
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
182
180
88
14
1
Show reviews that mention
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
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
21 - 30 of 465 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Hard to believe how long ago the swords were built. Great feeling of history to stand by them and definitely a great place to take photos. Plenty of parking and a nice beach nearby. No fees to visit the attraction nor to park. Must visit...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here while in Stavanger. The swords themselves or nice but the area they are at is beautiful. It's right on a lake with a beach nearby. Nice quick stop while you are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed 18 August 2018

While visiting Stavanger, Norway, my wife and I took a guided coach tour on May 16, 2018 of the area that included a stop at the Swords in Rock. We walked around the three swords and took a few pictures. The Swords in Rock is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I went here catching the number 16 bus from stop 20 near raddison blu Atlantic. It took only 16min to get there and then a short walk. Caught the same bus back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We have walked down using GPS from the Iron age farm by foot. Majestic as we caught the first glimps of it. Rain started to fall rather heavily, and a 10 minute walk to the bus stop made us soaking wet. On our way back,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marta D
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Its a different kind of structure - iron swords - which mark an important battle. Nice water view - can do this site in 15-20 min.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shuchi G
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Popular, easy-to-get-to, beautiful, and well worth a visit! Nice place to stop by with out-of-town visitors for some classic picture opportunities.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank christinaf350
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The view from this site is beautiful overlooking the water. The site itself, three sword sculptures with their hilts in the air is nothing special. If you have just a little time in Stavanger, I would skip this and spend more time in the old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank voyager81
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here whilst on our coach tour. It was drizzling outside so not many of us got off the coach as was quite slippery. Lovely monument to see and the views across the lake are stunning... Highly recommend ๐Ÿ˜

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location and an inspiring monument. I was glad we were on a guided tour as there wasnโ€™t much signage visible to explain the significance or history behind the swords. Worth visiting and given the time a good picnic location.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle2320
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 nearby hotels
Clarion Hotel Energy
710 reviews
1.64 km away
Ydalir Hotel
16 reviews
1.86 km away
Scandic Forum
401 reviews
2.21 km away
First Hotel Alstor
196 reviews
2.37 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 246 nearby restaurants
The Shack
125 reviews
3.92 km away
Matmagasinet AS
78 reviews
4.11 km away
City Bistro
51 reviews
3.92 km away
Kitchen & Table Madla
39 reviews
1.68 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 139 nearby attractions
Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)
143 reviews
4.15 km away
Iron Age Farm
77 reviews
1.27 km away
Breidablikk
55 reviews
3.96 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
g-cardozo
2 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
I could be wrong but I think itโ€™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
1
Vote
terryteza
2 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Cruiser_D_R | Reviewed this property |
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
1
Vote
lena085
20 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes