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Swords in Rock

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Address: Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
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At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald...

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 various parts of the country. The monument was made by Friz Roed (1928-2002) and unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The monument can be reached by bus nr. 29 from the centre of Stavanger.

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Nice monument

Visited this with my girlfriend and it's in a nice location. Short bus out of stavanger to get here and some nice walks to be had in the surrounding area

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this with my girlfriend and it's in a nice location. Short bus out of stavanger to get here and some nice walks to be had in the surrounding area

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were on a cruise and did a city tour of Stavanger Norway. We were taken to the Swords in the Rock which ar three bronze swords to commemorate a battle of 872 and united Norway as one country. they are 10 metres high and are on the Hafrsfjord

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Stavanger, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

worth praising those who have actually created these carved out of stone. By the waters it is nice place to be if weather is nice.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit frequently as a really nice view point, there is not a lot of parking and can be really busy in Summer as a brilliant picnic area. Good paths to cycle on with nice loops from the city. The swords are nothing special and can be seen from the airport bus going into the city but the general area is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small site with good parking and at the intersection of two excellent bike/walking/running trails (madlaruta).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a terrible rainy day, but we wanted to see it. I understand, it is a popular background for weddings etc. The swords are to commemorate a battle that united Norway into a kingdom in Viking time.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I use to live pretty close to this place (like 20 mins walk). I visited almost every alternate weekend to have enjoy the beautiful walk that goes parallel with water. You can enjoy jogging/walking on that trail. If you are coming from the UiS side, I would suggest you take the Norwegian route (unofficial walking path that goes down hill)... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Swords in stone. Historical memories. Perfect placed in mountain by the sea, fjord; Hafrsfjord. Its a bit outside Stavanger City, 3km from the center, but no problem with buses. Nice and beautiful place for walk and nature.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Boring with ugly surroundings. Building works everywhere, felt industrial and ugly. Didn't feel like a get away of any kind. Not worth a special trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

From city centre Bus 6 took us there, it was 50 NOK per person per way Lovely view, it worth to go The swords are established in 1983 by the King so they are not ancient

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