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Swords in Rock

Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
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Swords in Rock

We had a car so it was very easy to find these swords, cool to see if you have time, only spent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patsy B
Milton, Canada
Astoundingly beautiful

I’ve been to Stavanger several times, but this latest time, I did a few touristy things. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sally L
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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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 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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“small beach” (18 reviews)
“great monument” (10 reviews)
“photo stop” (7 reviews)
Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a car so it was very easy to find these swords, cool to see if you have time, only spent about 15 mins here took some pics and enjoyed the view

Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’ve been to Stavanger several times, but this latest time, I did a few touristy things. Nothing prepares you for the scale of these swords.....they are absolutely huge. Settled on the side of the lake, nothing epitomises Nordic mythology better. A must see.

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the swords themselves are magnificent. They are huge, and you can get some great photos with them in the background. But the trip to them is just taking a bus from Stavanger, and you arrive straight to where they are. A...More

Thank Yuri F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this site as part of a tour expecting them to be very old only to discover that they were only erected in the 80's to commemorate the uniting of the ancient kingdoms. They are not even an impressive size.

Thank Grant W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is beside a road and beach,so is very beautiful to see when blessed with nice weather. Unfortunately in the Stavanger district, nice weather is usually only seen on the internet and Tv !!! It is a short drive from Stavanger centre, with Madla...More

Thank vindusvasken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swords in Rock (Sverd i fjell) took us back in time when Norway was united in 872. The swords represent peace, unity and freedom which are common tenets upon which many countries such as Malaysia were build upon. We were lucky that our host Professor...More

1  Thank Zainal A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The monument is very cool but it is far from the city. As the weather is rainy we opted to visit the attraction on the way to the airport (we rented a car). I thing during summer you can swim there because I saw some...More

1  Thank g-cardozo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monument is nice but nothing much to do there. I only took pictures with swords in rock as the background and had a little picnic on the beach.

1  Thank Louise T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument is nice, but not overly impressive. However, its a good location to take some beautiful pictures and don't forget to read the history behind it...

1  Thank Mădălina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot to it, but it is worth walking up to and taking some pics. ...There was an ice cream vendor in the parking lot as well.

1  Thank Thomas M
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2 October 2017|
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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
1 May 2017|
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Response from KaThomassen | Reviewed this property |
About 6 km drive. You can travel by bus or taxi. There's also bicycles for rent in stavanger senter.
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Response from Im-away-again | Reviewed this property |
You can get to this easily by bus from Stavanger centre I think its a number 6 or 7 bus. It takes less than 10 mins