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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 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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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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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