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Swords in Rock

Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
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Different kind of structure

Its a different kind of structure - iron swords - which mark an important battle. Nice water view... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shuchi G
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Mumbai, India
An important battle-site

Popular, easy-to-get-to, beautiful, and well worth a visit! Nice place to stop by with out-of-town... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
christinaf350
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Stavanger, Norway
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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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“great monument” (10 reviews)
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Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
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+47 04005
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a different kind of structure - iron swords - which mark an important battle. Nice water view - can do this site in 15-20 min.

Thank Shuchi G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Popular, easy-to-get-to, beautiful, and well worth a visit! Nice place to stop by with out-of-town visitors for some classic picture opportunities.

Thank christinaf350
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view from this site is beautiful overlooking the water. The site itself, three sword sculptures with their hilts in the air is nothing special. If you have just a little time in Stavanger, I would skip this and spend more time in the old...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here whilst on our coach tour. It was drizzling outside so not many of us got off the coach as was quite slippery. Lovely monument to see and the views across the lake are stunning... Highly recommend 😁

Thank Toyah1
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location and an inspiring monument. I was glad we were on a guided tour as there wasn’t much signage visible to explain the significance or history behind the swords. Worth visiting and given the time a good picnic location.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

we thought they were bigger, but still, a captivating sight by the sea. Not much around, but bronze sculpture was a stunning piece and made you look up the history of Harald Fairhair and those of Norway.

Thank Douglas H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was taken here by an organized shore excursion and this is a must see if you are traveling to or past Stavanger and the history behind these swords is worth finding out, you can swim in the water around the swords and is a great...More

1  Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a cruise ship & had been on a excursion in the morning to Pulpit Rock. We like to take photos and our time was limited so We found ourselves a cab driver & negotiated a Fair price for him to take us...More

Thank MassZiggy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. From Stavanger port took bus no 16 from stop 20. Best to ask bus driver for the right stop for the swords as we initially went too far. The area is relaxing and our teenage son really loved it. There is also...More

1  Thank StephanieNorthLondon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Three Swords with our family - beautiful location on the fjord. Nice beach and picnic area. Be sure to get ice cream from the stand near the statues.

Thank michellerath
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g-cardozo
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
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terryteza
2 May 2017|
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Response from Cruiser_D_R | Reviewed this property |
you can take a public bus from close by. There is a tourist office in the center, they can give you a map and show you, where the bus leaves. Or you can take a cap, cheaper with 4 people. The bus driver was very friendly... More
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lena085
20 February 2016|
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Response from Geoff M | 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
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