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Sverd i fjell, Stavanger

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Embedded in the stone of a small hill, Sverd i fjell marks the site of a historic battle in which King Harald Fairhair united Norwegian people into one kingdom in 872 CE. Modeled after Viking swords and symbolizing unity, peace, and freedom, the three swords stand 10 m (33 ft) tall next to the fjord. One interpretation says that the sword topped with the small crown represents the conquering King Harald and that the other two stand for the defeated kings. The spot offers a good opportunity for quiet solitude or a picnic. Use our Stavanger tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Sverd i fjell and other attractions in Stavanger.
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  • Definitely worth a visit, easily accessible and great photo motif in brilliant sunshine and the sea in the background.
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  • I saw him not impressed me at all, if they are a gigantic stone Spades, but well I do not see anything more, not me deserved the penalty.
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  • I went to this site from Stavanger by bus. This monument represents peace, unity and freedom. It was created by Fritz Roed and the bronze swords stand 10 metres tall and are planted in solid rock. The...  more »
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  • A great place to bring your date for a picknick. Those swords do look amazing in reality. See through water and with a bunch of slimy old rocks, gives that nice special effect.
  • good history lesson for the town :) must come here with a Norwegian person to explain what the swords mean :)
  • Great scenery, the swords stand 10 meters tall and you get amazing photos. There is a tourist coming in a steady stream when we where there in August. Difficult to get pictures without other people in it
  • It is a must-see with a picnic area and small beach, and it's a great start for a fjord walk.
  • Easily a quick visit from anywhere in Stavanger and there's an ice cream stand nearby to boot! There's not much there but it's a beautiful landmark and waterfront park worth visiting if you're in the mood to explore.