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Haraldshaugen - Norway's National Monument

Haraldshaugen, Haugesund 5515, Norway
+47 52 01 08 30
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A nice walk to get here on a pleasant day

We passed through the town of Haugesund and walked by the sea on a lovely sunny day until we came... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rich P
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Historic site.

Cool historic site very close to the road. It also offers a walk to viewpoint some distance away... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
QAEva
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Bergen, Norway
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Snorre's sagas of the kings mention the site where Harald Fairhair is buried. In the nineteenth century it was believed the place described by Snorre had been located. This is where the national monument of the unification of Norway was erected in 1872, during the millennial celebrations of Norway's unification into one kingdom. The monument is located 2km north of the town centre.
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Haraldshaugen, Haugesund 5515, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed through the town of Haugesund and walked by the sea on a lovely sunny day until we came upon this interesting monument. Nice to find a bit of history out in what felt a bit like the middle of nowhere and some very...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Cool historic site very close to the road. It also offers a walk to viewpoint some distance away. Very good outdoor activity. Bring your windbreaker!

Thank QAEva
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Haraldshaugen is a national monument in Haugesund which was put up during the millennial celebration of Norway's unification into one kingdom under the rule of King Harald I of Norway (called in Norwegian Harald Hårfagre) in 1872. The monument commemorates the Battle of Hafrsfjord, the...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Monument over the Vikingking Harald Haarfagre, who gathered Norway into one United Kingdom. The main monument in the middle surrounded by smaller monuments representing all the previous small Kingdoms-

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here to see what the monument was about. It has a lovely walk along the coast and there is a campsite where you can get a coffee.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Just have to visit this! It is an historic monument. You can also og for a walk on kyststien, to The lighthouse. Visit on a windy day!

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Haraldhaugen is the monument there is visit of people from the hole world. Around the big monument there are many smaller monuments, and the stone they are made of are from al the diferent parts of Norway. Thats the reson they are different in colors,...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I went here one evening whilst away on business. Although I was relatively dark, the monument had lighting giving it a unique view. The area seemed peaceful and an excellent place for a good old strole. Wish I could have visited in the daytime to...More

Thank Jamie L
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Must do if you are in the area of Haugesund. Great Place. Historical. The view are also very Nice. I recommand to visit this monument

Thank Mona S
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nice monument beautifully maintained the surrounding area is fantastic if you like walking with coastal foot paths where you can walk for miles. Adjacent to the monument is a camping place for mobile motor homes.

Thank dunks115
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