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Haraldshaugen - Norway's National Monument

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Pretty views and a place with history

When walking from the city center, it will take you roughly 30 min to go there, walking through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baya_Bay
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Germany
Monument to King Harold Fairhair

An impressive imposing obelisk overlooking the coast. Interesting site to combine with visiting... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
lifejourney4two
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Haraldshaugen, Haugesund 5515, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When walking from the city center, it will take you roughly 30 min to go there, walking through living districts. The views are very pretty here and I would have loved to walk further along the coast, but the weather in Haugesund is pretty bad...More

Thank Baya_Bay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So all King Harald had to do was conquer all the other kingdoms on the west side of Norway, then divorce his 9 wives, to meet the demand of what must have been a VERY pretty girl. He did both and it took 10 years....More

Thank plentyfun
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Just a monument No show Room to tell the History. Too bad, in my opinion. Nearest History site is Avaldsnes. It is space enough to create a real Viking experience here.

Thank Tor A
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is in my area. I have grown up with it nearby, so I might be a bit tainted. But still, after all these years, I’m kinda impressed by this monument. It’s basically an obelisk, standing on top of what is thought to be the...More

Thank Rune B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

An impressive imposing obelisk overlooking the coast. Interesting site to combine with visiting Avaldnes History Centre and Viking Farm.

Thank lifejourney4two
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

Thank Rich P
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
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

Thank Adele H
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-

Thank Steinar Kjell I
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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