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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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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 2 October 2012

Beautiful monument. Wish there was more history information on a info board next to it. The only info we could find was when it was installed an who gave it. But it is a classic and you should go and visit it. Just remember to...More

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

When i was first time on swords in rock i had got impression that they are so huge. Swords are located on the fjord, and I can definitely say that it's really created a place for them.Nearby is a small beach and a lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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susieBirmingham
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
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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
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