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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 14 July 2018 via mobile

If you have time, this is a nice place to see. Will only take a few minutes when you arrive. If weather nice, you can swim and picnic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 190802Charlie
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We were not sure what to expect, sometimes these places have a gift shop on the side and other times you nearly miss the site of interest. In this case we almost missed it due to the weather. It was raining heavily when we had...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We procured a day bus ticket and took a picnic lunch. It's a short walk from the bus stop to the monument but you really can't miss it! As others have said it's a monument to Harald Fairhead once king of Norway and very fitting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank piano45
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Worth the trip out to this view point . We had lovely weather and it was relatively quiet . Lovely views and nice picnic spot . If you want to swim take your gear with you .

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JazzSouthEast_UK
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely location on the shore with 3 huge swords cast from metal and inserted into the earth. Picnic benches and lots of space to sit out. Small car park next to the site. Limited information on the swords at the site, could do with more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 465neilm
Reviewed 28 June 2018

When in Stavanger, be sure someone tells you about the Battle of Hafrsfjord (~872), which resulted in various kingdoms uniting under the victor, Harald Fairhair. Seeing these 33 foot tall swords on the gorgeous bay was particularly moving (knowing the story). There is nothing to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Very impressive and beautiful monument dedicated to Norwegian history. Not very far from city center, short trip by bus 4, 6, 7.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Must to visit if you are in Stavanger! 5 km from the centre it's easy to be there by bike in about 15-20 min through an amazing bike route. There is a parking where can fix your bike if something happens and there is also...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank komitage
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to bring the family for picnic and enjoy the views. Small coffee stand that sells drinks and snacks.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Not a Real sight. I wouldn’t take a trip There to see it. Would be dissapointing. Nice view - but There are Nice views all over the stavanger region.

Date of experience: June 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