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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 beautiful monument worth a stop 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 26 July 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit. From Stavanger port took bus no 16 from stop 20. Best to ask bus driver for the right stop for the swords as we initially went too far. The area is relaxing and our teenage son really loved it. There is also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank StephanieNorthLondon
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Three Swords with our family - beautiful location on the fjord. Nice beach and picnic area. Be sure to get ice cream from the stand near the statues.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michellerath
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I found the simply designed, 33-feet high bronze swords in rock to be very impressive. The monument must be a beautiful sight at sunset or sunrise reflecting over the water. I especially like 'in nature' monuments and this is one of the most impressive I've...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fltraveler2013
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The swords are impressive! As other reviewers have said a good idea to make a trip out of it, have a picnic and enjoy the beach and trails, rather than just come for the swords. I walked here from Stavanger (about an hour each way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank la_viajera_constanta
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. Lots of spots for photos with views of the water and from the small beach. Pretty neat history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jonna F
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Legend has it that the last 3 Kings of Norway planted their swords in the ground so that there would be no more war in the country unless someone could remove the swords.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is a really cool photo stop. Parking close by and even the posdibilty for buying a snak. I wish we had allowed more time here as it would have been a good place to sunbathe/swim

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dsheerman
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I keep coming back to Hafrsfjord and this symbolic artwork, showing when Norway became one country and the swords were «planted» in the ground. IT is free to visit and about 5 km from city centre.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Magnar J
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We were here on a warm, sunny summer day and so many people swimming at beach here making the parking a challenge. We circled many times before just parking parallel to walking path. A quick walk over to stand in wonder of these huge swords...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarthaDG
Reviewed 17 July 2018

An awesome looking monument of a very important historic event. Nice park area next to it makes it a great spot for a picnic. You can even go for a swim. read up on "Slaget ved Hafsfjord" / the battle at Hafsfjord online before you...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